Chiropractic Care for Athletes

It is estimated that up to 90% of high level athletes incorporate chiropractic care into their training and health protocol. These athletes understand the benefit of a finely tuned, balanced body and nervous system for peak performance, injury prevention and recovery.

Athletes push their bodies to the limit.They strive to get their bodies to reach their peak performance and be ready for competition. In doing this, this puts a lot of stress and strain on their muscles, joints and neurological system. Athletes come in all ages and skill levels, from the weekend warrior, to the elite athlete. From the 5 year old on the soccer field to the teenager getting hit at full speed on the football field. Each of these athletes have different stresses and strains on their bodies, which affects their neurology and health in different ways.

Many savvy athletes know the risks of taking medications and the damage that medications can do to their bodies. They are looking for a natural, drug-free, alternative to healing and performance. The nervous system controls and coordinates all of the body’s functions. Once it is understood how much influence chiropractic care and lifestyle has on the nervous system, it is obvious how chiropractic care should be included in every athlete’s program. Minor misalignments in the spinal column can have extremely adverse effects on the nervous system. This causes dis-ease in the body and imbalance in the musculoskeletal system. When this happens, we see uncoordinated movements, slower reaction times, slower recoveries from training or injuries and much more fatigue on the body. As an athlete, you know these are not good things when you are trying to reach peak performance and get the most out of your training.

At Vital Chiropractic we can assess the function of your nervous system through thorough physical examination as well as utilizing state of the art technology for neurological evaluation and function. The doctors have experience in working with athletes of all ages. They understand the unique demands that athletes have and work with you on a program to get the best care and get you on the road to peak health and performance.