Athletes have been benefiting from Chiropractic care for many years. However, it has only recently been receiving attention from the media. Athletes of all types, from the weekend warrior to the world-class athlete, utilise Chiropractic because it is a drug-free way to better health and performance.
The nervous system controls every activity in the body by sending and receiving nerve messages. The nerves exiting are protected by the bones of the spine called vertebrae. When the spine is in its optimal structural position, the nerves are protected. This results in optimal communication between the central nervous system and the rest of the body.
The vertebrae of the spine are susceptible to certain stresses and forces, which can cause them to lose their proper position. These minor misalignments of the spine, cause nerve interference and weaken the entire structure of the spine. Athletic training can often jar and misalign the spinal column. Impact to the legs, feet, head, shoulders and torso often radiates up to the spine as it carries the load.
Chiropractors detect and correct the spine by gently adjusting the vertebrae. This restores the spine and nervous system to an optimal level of function, which maximises the body’s performance and healing potential. Top athletes in every field rely on chiropractors to keep them at the top of their game.