People often ask, “what can Chiropractic offer when it comes to sports injuries?” It is a common misconception that all chiropractors do is “pop bones” and “fix back pain”. But chiropractic is so much more.
Doctors of Chiropractic spend more time in school focused on the Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal aspect of the body (the part that integrates the connection between the muscles, joints, and nerves) than any other health profession. This makes them highly qualified to help prevent, diagnose, and care for many of the injuries that occur during athletic competition. Nowadays it is not uncommon to find a chiropractor on the sidelines of a major sporting event, or working behind the scenes at all levels of competition. But the benefits of chiropractic care do not end when ones athletic career is finished.
For most of us a career in professional athletics is not a reality. That however does not keep us from participating in the sports that we love. In many cases these are the people who benefit the most from chiropractic care as they do not have the kind of around the clock care and attention given to a professional athlete. The valiant “Weekend Warrior” who goes out every day or week can cause tremendous damage to the body as they continue to ignore the bodies subtle and not so subtle warning signs “playing through the pain” and may end up in much worse shape than if they had rectified the problem before engaging in activity.
The Doctors at San Clemente’s Chiropractic Center are happy to assist you in reaching your full athletic potential, whether you be an amateur,professional, or just a faithful weekend warrior. You can feel comfortable seeking their care and advice on a wide array of questions like:
-Proper pre-participation warm-up and stretching
-Proper conditioning and physical preparation
-How to avoid injury or re-injury during participation
-Choosing proper equipment for your chosen sport (including the right shoes and apparel)
-Specific problems that should be addressed before return to play and up-to-date return to play guidelines for competition athletes
-Proper nutrition and supplementation specific to your chosen activity
-Tips to help speed recovery following participation
-Proper pre-participation and post-season screenings to insure safe participation as well as off season rehabilitation and training (Did you know? Doctors of Chiropractic are qualified to perform your Preseason Physical Exam for athletic participation.)
-And any other questions you may have with regards to staying active and healthy