Chiropractic enhances athletic performance

Print Article

Athletes have been benefiting from Chiropractic care for many years. Athletes of all types, from the weekend warrior to the world-class athlete, utilize Chiropractic because it is a drug-free way to help increase performance and improve health outcomes.

Chiropractic adjustments can help ensure that the body functions as efficiently as possible, which can maximize healing and recovery from all types of injuries. Anyone who engages in athletics can benefit from regular Chiropractic checkups to ensure that their spine is balanced and free from structural stress. When the spinal column is brought into balance and alignment, the body’s nervous system and body biomechanics (posture) are maximized.

Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the entire structure of the body rather than only focusing on the injured body part. For this reason, they can often detect an injury that might normally be overlooked or ignored.

Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of human biomechanics and are aware of proper posture and movement. By observing an athlete in action, a Chiropractor can often detect and prevent a structural problem that can lead to injury or poor performance. Athletic injuries are often caused by improper biomechanics or muscle imbalances within the spine.

A Canadian research team included Chiropractic care in the rehabilitation program of sixteen injured female long distance runners. Not only did these runners recover quickly, seven of them actually scored “personal best” performances while under Chiropractic care.

A landmark research effort from the New Zealand School of Chiropractic and the University of Auckland, has evaluated the effects chiropractic adjustments may have on reaction times. Two groups were tested to study variations in reaction times; one group received spinal adjustments, while the other group, only receiving a short period of rest, acted as a control group for comparison.

There was a marked improvement for the group that received an adjustment over the group that got nothing but rest. The group that got only a rest period did show an average decrease in reaction time: 58 milliseconds, an 8 percent faster reaction time. The group that received the chiropractic adjustment showed a decrease in reaction time of 97 milliseconds, representing a 14.8 percent faster reaction time.

Call Natural Spine Solutions today at (208) 966-4425 for a consultation to see how chiropractic can help aid in increasing your athletic performance.

• • •

Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr. is a chiropractor at Natural Spine Solutions. The business is located at 3913 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene.

Print Article

Read More Healthy Community

It's not always what it seems

July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press We see it all the time now: a set of symptoms that appears (especially to non-physician) to describe a particular health condition. Patients are researching their own conditions on the internet now, ...

Comments

Read More

The snoring bear: Part 2

July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press The first part of this story is in the July 12 edition of the Coeur d’Alene Press. This is the continuation of the story. This man loved his afternoon naps. But, to need daily afternoon naps is not a...

Comments

Read More

Healthy herbs for summer

July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Boost your health this summer by growing fresh herbs on your windowsill or in a sunny location on your porch or patio. Herbs are easy to grow in small containers and add a pop of flavor, color, and n...

Comments

Read More

Crop news and other updates from wine country

July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press As we approach veraison and the half way point in the 2017 wine grape growing season it seems like a good time for an update on the crop. Also there is much news from the wine countries of the Wester...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X