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Sports and chiropractic: an excellent combination

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How Chiropractic Benefits Athletes

The professional sportsmen, in their constant search to optimize their performance, they have discovered that the chiropractic is a great ally.

When we talk about professional athletes, the difference between winning and losing can be a difference of seconds and/or thousandths of seconds. Difference given, in many cases due to better physical condition.

For this reason, many sports stars receive chiropractic care.

In this article, you will get the following information about:

  • Benefits of chiropractic for professional athletes
  • Chiropractic adjustment, what it is and how it works
  • 6 sports stars who recommend going to the chiropractor
  • Chiropractic is not just for elite athletes

What are the benefits of chiropractic for professional athletes?

  • Greater range of motion
  • Improve speed
  • Improves flexibility, muscle condition and strength
  • Improves coordination
  • Speed ​​up recovery
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Increases the flow of oxygen in the body
  • Improves concentration
  • Prevents joint wear
  • Balances excessive muscle tension
  • Reduces the risk of contractures
  • Improves respiratory flow by improving the position of the diaphragm
  • Reduces risk of injuries
  • Reduces stress levels
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What is a chiropractic adjustment and how does it work?

The nerve system is made by the brain, the spinal cord and thousands of nerves which are like an electric grid in the human body. It tasks is to transmit information from the brain to all cells, muscles and organs.

All vital functions, conscious or unconscious, like: breathing, walking, heart beating or digestion, depend on the nerves impulsions precision, which go through the spinal cord, which in the vertebral column.

Information needed by the brain runs through the vertebral column, and allows a correct body functioning. In addition, they connect back muscles and the ribs.

If a vertebra moves and pitch any nerve, it produces a subluxation or a vertebral block. This can affect intervertebral discs and, after time, it can provoke many pathologies if we don’t correct them.

A chiropractic adjustment is a specific, quick, painless, safe and non-invasive movement that chiropractors perform with their hands that corrects and/or eliminates subluxations.

6 sports stars who recommend going to the chiropractor:

  • Tiger Woods

“Lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”

  • Michael Jordan

“I don´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.”

  • Usain Bolt

“ When I was younger, scoliosis wasn’t really a problem. But you grow and it gets worse. My spine was really curved badly. The early part of my career, when we didn’t really know much about it, it really hampered me because I got injured every year.”

  • Kelly Slater

“I don't go to traditional doctors unless my leg is hanging. “I never take any medication, I just take care of myself and read a lot about how to cure myself.”

  • Venus Williams

“ Chiropractic gives me the flexibility I need to keep in the game.”

  • Evander Holyfield

“ I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to the Chiropractor three times a week helps my performance.”

Added to them are: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Dani Pedrosa, Sebastian Vettel.

It is increasingly common to see sports stars accompanied by a chiropractor. As an example: the American Football League (NFL) teams, the NBA, MLB, NHL teams, the professional golfers of the PGA Tour.

The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic – FICS), is an international organization that promotes sports chiropractic throughout the world. It officially collaborates with the International Olympic Committee and other sports federations.

Chiropractic is not just for elite athletes

You don't have to be an elite athlete to benefit from chiropractic care on a regular basis. So, if you usually play sports and have a chronic injury that prevents you from performing a certain movement due to pain, we recommend consulting with a chiropractor.

In Spain, if you are looking for a chiropractor, verify that they are a member of the Asociación Española de Quiropráctica (AEQ), which brings together exclusively Chiropractic graduates with a university degree issued by one of the Chiropractic universities recognized by the European Council of Chiropractic Education.




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