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Sports Performance – Chiropractic Benefits


“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.”

– Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Fame

The essence of sports is the endless pursuit of perfection. No matter what level of athlete you are, or what sport you play, there is always more you can do. Even professional athletes who reach the pinnacle of their sport are always pursuing improvement in their performance. The competition never rests, and neither can you. Whether you are a young athlete aspiring for a college scholarship or a weekend warrior who just loves to compete, no stone should be left unturned during the quest for athletic achievement. Visiting a chiropractor on a regular basis should be a part of your overall plan to make sure your body is optimally prepared for competition.

Most athletes focus their efforts in two specific areas. For one, they practice the sport in which they participate. Golfers may spend hours on the practice range hitting balls, while basketball players are in the gym all night shooting one jump shot after another. To be sure, there is no substitute for skill development if you want to take the next step in your sport of choice.

The other area that most athletes pursue is their physical fitness. This usually involves a combination of cardiovascular exercise along with weight training. For the young athlete it is all about developing their body and tapping into the athletic potential. For older athletes, the focus becomes weight control and maintaining the strength and agility of their youth. Just like skill development, physical fitness is another indispensable aspect of top sports performance.

For many, that is where it stops. They think that if they are doing those two things correctly, they have it covered. However, there is another avenue that should be pursued by athletes of all ages who wish to gain an edge over their competitions. Chiropractic care has the ability to unlock even more athletic potential than you ever knew you had. Many of the world’s top athletes use chiropractors as a regular part of their training routine. As you can see from the quote at the top of the article, even a physical specimen like Michael Jordan trusted chiropractic care to have him in top form before he stepped on the court.

While going to the chiropractor is often thought of as something you do when you are injured, that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact for athletes, it is a great idea to head to the chiropractor on a regular basis to unlock top performance. Chiropractic adjustments improve the overall function of your nervous system, including the communication between your brain and the rest of your body. It is not hard to see how using regular chiropractic adjustments to keep your body functioning at its very best would be a huge benefit when it comes to athletic performance.

This is accomplished by performing chiropractic adjustments that address a condition called a subluxation. When a vertebrae becomes subluxated, it puts pressure on the surrounding nerves and can disrupt your nervous system. A subluxation is not necessarily marked by pain, so this disruption/dysfunction of your nervous system can occur without you ever knowing it. A qualified chiropractor will make specific, scientific adjustments that improve the overall health of your nervous system by removing the pressure on those affected nerves.

If you are pursuing greater athletic performance in any sport, don’t overlook the positive effect chiropractic adjustments can have on your performance. If you train and prepare in all the same ways as your opponent, only you add chiropractic adjustments, you may gain the edge you need to come out on top.

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