The human body is naturally comfort seeking: it wants to sacrifice good posture for temporary pleasure, and it only wants to acquire enough muscle to perform what is asked of it. As athletes discipline their bodies and perform feats of physical activity that exceed the ordinary, they open up a new realm of fitness. Essentially, the athlete is challenging their body: breaking down muscle to rebuild stronger and introducing unfamiliar movements that require the body to bend but not break. In this sense, injury is foreseeable: even the most resistant bodies have breaking points. Having a support program dedicated to the biomechanics of an athlete is common sense.
Chiropractic offers a three-fold approach to supporting the athlete: preventing injuries, increasing range of motion and flexibility, and, as a last resort, rehabilitating injuries.
High-impact sports subject the body to forces approximating automobile collision. The jarring nature of sports like wrestling, football and rugby often leaves tissues damaged and the spine misaligned. Regular chiropractic adjustment corrects these misalignments, quickening the speed of recovery and boosting performance.
Athletes involved in lower-impact sports sustain less blunt force, but subject their bodies to more torsion, leaving muscles of the back vulnerable to strain. Massage treatment increases blood flow to a damaged region, bringing oxygen that helps the healing process. An important goal of chiropractic is helping you achieve your full range of motion and flexibility.
Chiropractic is an effective measure for athletes involved in sports of both natures: relieving and repairing strain, improving blood flow and flexibility and lowering the risk of injury. If you want to ensure your highest level of performance, consider calling our practice at Scorca Chiropractic Center, where we can be reached at (510) 656-9077.