In today's age of health and fitness, more and more people are involved in sporting activities. Whether it is an organized sport or a running / exercise program, getting and staying healthy is the primary goal.
At Vissers Chiropractic, we recognize that athletes require all parts of their body to be working in a coordinated and cohesive manner. Faulty body mechanics can place abnormal stress on the musculoskeletal and nervous system. This can predispose an athlete to significant injury and results in restrictions in range of motion, reduced strength, slower reflexes, shortened endurance, impairment in balance, lack of co-ordination and decreased overall performance.
Injuries can be caused by
- Poor co-ordination
- Lack of balance
- Contact in sport
- Excessive loading
- Repetitive jolting or jarring
- Insufficient preparation
Rapid recovery from injury is critical for the athlete. Muscles, tendons and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement for peak performance. Injuries to these tissues can reduce range of motion, affect nerves, decrease blood supply and leave you on the sideline. Chiropractic care helps restore function to spinal joints, improving muscle balance and removing nerve irritation which helps prevent injury and speeds the healing of injured tissues. This care combined with specific stretches and exercises can help restore proper body mechanics for improvement in performance. Chiropractic care has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of sporting injuries.
At Vissers Chiropractic, Dr. Michael Vissers will work with you to produce a care plan dependant on your needs. Whether you are professional athlete, a jogger or a weekend warrior, chiropractic care can help!