What does a Sports Chiropractor do?
If you’re an athlete, you understand the numerous demands place on your body while competing in a sport. People involved in sports can hurt themselves in little injuries that they "shake off". Landing on your side can fixate ribs. If ribs don't move freely, you may not inhale deeply enough or exhale fully. This leads to poor oxygen exchange and a decrease in energy and performance. Landing hard on your backside can cause pelvic torsion which can cause altered biomechanics in the lower extremities. Optimal sports performance relies on proper motion of joints, ligaments and muscles. In fact, top athletes like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady see their sports chiropractor regularly. The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. Chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury