Even if COVID-19 ends up causing local schools and colleges to postpone their athletics season this fall, student athletes will likely still find ways to stay in shape and maintain their skills in their respective sports.
Athletes in any sport, whether they are in season or not, should consider making sure that regular chiropractic adjustments are part of their self-care regiment. Most athletes, their parents, and their coaches realize that healthy diets, skills training, proper sleep, and regular exercise are all part of taking care of your body for best health and optimal performance. More and more, they are also realizing the benefit of adding chiropractic care to that regiment.
Let’s take a look at three ways chiropractic care can make a difference for your student athlete.
Chiropractic care reduces inflammation, improves nerve and muscle function, and ultimately provides better range of motion for nearly every patient, regardless of their activity level. These benefits are an obvious asset to any athlete, whether they are tackling an opponent near the end field or twisting their torso to swing a golf club.
One of the most important aspects of having an improved range of motion is how that helps reduce injuries. Even when you do fall, are bumped, or have other accidents on the field, having a body that is performing optimally will be able to withstand the trauma easier.
Injuries, whether they are major or minor, are almost guaranteed to happen at some point in many sports. How you manage those injuries can be the difference in how quickly you heal. Getting chiropractic care soon after an injury can help the healing process by making sure the spine is functioning at its best, reducing inflammation, and assisting in pain control.
Are you a student athlete or the parent of one? I would love to talk with you about how chiropractic care can help this season and all year long.