Chiropractic & Sports
What is it?
Chiropractic is the detection and treatment of issues within the nervous system. Our brain has a communication network that is housed within the spine. As chiropractors, we check the spine (and extremities) for dysfunction. When we have dysfunction in the spine it can down-regulate the amount of information relayed from the brain to the corresponding muscle, organ, or joint. Since communication is a two way street, if the muscle, organ, or joint isn't correctly identifying what it is doing the brain has to essentially guess at what is happening which results in tight and potentially painful muscles.
Can Athletes Really Benefit?
Athletes at every level of sport are seeking the advice of chiropractors. Most of the teams in the MLB, NHL, NBA and all of the NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff. High-profile players endorse the use of chiropractors. The International Chiropractors Association Council on Fitness & Sports Health Science’s blog includes statements from several elite athletes regarding chiropractic care, ranging from Tiger Woods to Tom Brady. Michael Jordan himself, an NBA legend, states, “I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds, both mentally and physically.”