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How Chiropractic May Help Athletes in Training


With further investigation into understanding what chiropractic care can do for our bodies, chiropractic care is becoming useful in many different areas of our overall health. With a focus on our musculoskeletal health and spinal alignment, chiropractors are able to make key adjustments in the structural layout of our bodies no matter our age, size, or profession.

One area if medicine that has been increasingly incorporating chiropractic care is sports medicine, specifically sports related injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Sports injuries occur for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to the repetitive nature of certain athletic activities. When the same motion is undergone by certain parts of the body multiple times, wear and tear starts to develop.

At this time of the year, the weather is changing drastically. Temperatures are increasing, the blood in our bodies is flowing easier, and our bodies have to make significant adjustments to acclimate to the current environmental conditions. Dr. Mark Ferund and his team at the National Chiropractic Care clinic in Lindenhurst, Illinois is recommending that athletes who are beginning to start training during the spring months start with a visit to the chiropractor.

Dr. Ferund claims that the body is more receptive to the work that is done during training after a chiropractic adjustment for a variety of reasons. Mainly, a chiropractic adjustment will help the central nervous system function properly and thus allowing new pathways to be formed much easier. Chiropractic care at the onset of training will also prepare the body for the upcoming repetition of certain movements, and each athlete’s care can be tailored to the structural properties that they need for their sport. Dr. Ferund even goes as far as to say that a chiropractic adjustment will help the body’s allergic reaction to pollen and other allergens that spike in the spring months as well as sleep patterns during this time. Finally, energy levels will be increased so training will not seem so burdensome as athletes work their way into a training pattern.

Whether it be a baseball pitcher, a lacrosse goalie, or a tennis player, an athlete who is preparing for a spring season may see some quality benefits in pre-season chiropractic care. It has the potential to improve functioning of multiple systems within the body and Dr. Ferund urges athletes to use chiropractic care as a resource in their training.

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