Chiropractic Care Can Enhance Athletic Performance
By Donna Stark
Spring is right around the corner, and for many families, that means spring sports are right around the corner too. High school programs are gearing up, parents are trying to figure out what their kids will need, and the student-athletes? Well, they are probably on their phones ... but once they put those phones down, I am sure they are looking forward to a new season of competition, right? And the best way to help them face that competition is to prepare them ahead of time with chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic.
The Parent's Perspective
From your own experience playing sports, you know that an injury is just a simple twist or a quick stumble away, don't you? You understand what it takes to be a stellar athlete and know, firsthand, what the demands on the body are like. The repetitive motions every day, the "no pain, no gain" attitude, and the pressure to perform can be overwhelming. The physical and emotional stress is palpable and can spread to so many other aspects of life. You've been there and done that, and on one hand are feeling just fine with handing that baton over to your kids, but on the other, you just want to make sure they are going to be OK.
The Chiropractic Perspective
It's important for an athlete to start training and preparing before the season starts and chiropractic care can help! Here's how.
- Properly aligns the spine for optimal function of the body
- Improves range of motion, balance, and coordination
- Promotes better flexibility and mobility
- Improves muscle function and increases strength
- Reduces stress and strain on the body's joints
- Shortens the healing process for injuries and reduces the risk for future ones
- Boosts the immune system
- Encourages quality sleep
- Improves posture and eases tension in the body
- Improves focus and attention at school
The Foundation to a Great Season
Chiropractic treatments are a safe and effective approach that enhances athletic performance while also improving your child's overall health and wellness. By placing the spine in proper alignment and removing the restrictions that can interfere with the body's communication system, your child will be able to excel both in and out of the sport. Chiropractic care's all-natural approach will also allow your child's body to heal itself, free from prescription medications and invasive procedures.
A tough season that is packed with weeks of practice, hours of strength training, and fierce competition can definitely take its toll on the body, but you can help your child avoid that with regular care at The Joint Chiropractic. And with more than 450 locations nationwide, extended hours, and no appointment or referral needed, it couldn't be any easier to help your child stay ahead of the competition!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.