Sports Injuries and Improved Performance
Any parent of a child who plays baseball, soccer, gymnastics, or any other sport, knows that injuries will happen. So how does a parent help ensure the best course of care for their child?
Parents looking to ensure their athletes health should consider talking to Dr. Dukes and learning about the benefits of chiropractic treatment of acute injuries, preventative care and to improve performance - all naturally without the risk associated with dangerous drugs or invasive surgeries.
Dr. Dukes and her team employ natural, drug-free and non-surgical treatment for many musculoskeletal injuries and preventative care. Athletes benefit greatly from chiropractic care and most professional sports organizations from the NFL to the MLB and the MLS provide regular chiropractic care for their athletes.
Kids looking for competitive advantage have found that chiropractic care improves agility, balance, kinetic perception, power and reaction time. Here is a deeper dive into the benefits for athletes:
1. Improve range of motion and performance.
Athletes often experience bouts of joint stiffness which reduces range of motion. The results is reduced performance efficiency and increased risk of injury. Typically chiropractic manipulation is employed to improve motion within the joint spacel followed by mobility treatment to improve joint health.
2. Improved recovery and injury prevention.
It's critical to address both acute (new) injuries as well as assess the athlete as a whole through musculoskeletal, neurological, and orthopedic examination to prevent chronic issues. By considering the 'whole patient' Dr. Dukes athlete patients often report shorter recovery times and reduced flare-ups of chronic injuries.
3. Healthier gut through reduced use of drug treatment.
The risks of opioid pain killers is obvious but did you know that over-the counter pain-relievers and anti-inflammatories cause a host of issues too? Common pain-relievers and anti-inflammatories kill the flora in our gut which causes a host of issues - particularly for athletes. Chiropractic care can allow your body to naturally relieve pain and inflammation so that athletes can find relief without exposing themselves to drug risks and side-effects.
4. The competitive advantage of champions.
Champions utilize chiropractic to feel and perform thier best. Here's what a few of the greatest athletes of all time have to say:
“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. And as long as I see the Chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.” – Tom Brady
“Chiropractic gives me the flexibility I need to keep in the game.” – Venus Williams
“I didn’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
Chiropractic care helps athletes of all ages. Whether you are a champion athlete or growing to become one, call Dr. Dukes today (814) 752-2524. Schedule your consultation. Learn how Chiropractic can help you improve your performance and feel your best game in and game out.
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