Chiropractic and Athletes.

Chiropractic care is for everyone. The principles of chiropractic suggests that when the nervous system is free of interference the body functions better. Learn everything about Chiropractic and athletes on this page.

Chiropractic is commonly used by many sports teams and professional athletes, not as pain therapy, rather an essential means to optimising performance and injury prevention. Chiropractic care after injuries helps the body to heal normally, and for joints to function as they should. There are also studies showing improvement in balance and coordination, reaction times, jumping heights / distances. Often the extra few percent improvement achieved through chiropractic care is the difference between a podium and second-place finish.

Studies on chiropractic
and sports show:
  • Regularly adjusted athletes report a performance increase of up to 10%. Mostly today it is about 100ths of a second. How big is the impact of 10% more power? 
  • Injured athletes adjusted during rehabilitation heal and regenerate faster. And this is only logical, because: Only a well-functioning nervous system can coordinate and control muscles and ligaments well.
Common sports injuries
chiropractic care can help with:
  • Dizziness / Balance disorders
  • Neck pain
  • Pain between the shoulder blades
  • Scoliosis
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Whiplash
  • Numbness in arms
  • Adhesive capsulitis / rotator cuff issues
  • Golfer's Elbow / Tennis Elbow
  • Wrist pain / Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Leg length difference (functional)
  • One-sided dominant pelvis
  • Pelvic instability and tension
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Numbness in legs
  • Chronic muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Hip and groin complaints
  • Prevention of muscle strain and sprain injuries
  • Knee pain / Runner’s knee / Patella tracking problems / ITB syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Sciatica
  • Joint pain in limbs
  • Osteoarthritis of hip, knee, ankle, neck and back
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Achilles tendon problems

Each person’s body has a weak link/s (subluxations), including the body of an athlete. The chiropractor is extremely well trained to search for the weakest link/s in your spine and other body segments and restore it by adjusting the pattern of interference and disconnect. In this way, not only is the place where the pain is felt improves, but also the main underlying area of dysfunction causing nerve interference is addressed. The goal is to restore function of the relevant spinal segments and so improving the nerve interference which is present. Respective muscle groups, ligaments, tendons, joint capsules and other related soft tissue structures come secondary to improved nerve flow and is also focused upon. Specific exercises to support recovery is considered and lifestyle changes are adjusted accordingly.