Many elite sporting people seek chiropractic care. Why is chiropractic popular in athletes? Athletes use chiropractic because they know the importance of having all your body systems working together as best they can. Chiropractic helps improve and enhance athletic performance and prevents minor injuries from becoming major ones.[iii]
In one study a group of 50 athletes were divided into 2 groups. One received chiropractic care, the other did not. They were tested on balance, agility, power, speed and reaction time. After 12 weeks the chiropractic group had an overall improvement of 16.7%, their reaction time scoring the highest level of improvement of 30%. [i]
Another study involved 16 injured female long distance runners placed under chiropractic care. The recovery time was reported to be quicker than expected and 7 recorded “personal best” performances following the treatment plan. [ii]
By enabling your joints to move optimally, your chiropractor is able to relieve stress on your muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Many sports cause a jarring effect on several joints of the body, particularly the spine. Dr Paije has been involved with sporting clubs, particularly football clubs, over the past 10 years and will often look for possible causes of recurrent issues in sports people, making sure the body is functioning at its optimum.