What is Sports Chiropractic?
The focus of Sports Chiropractic is to help people from a wide range of sports, professions and activities to get the best out of themselves. Sports Chiropractors assist people in healing from injuries by keeping their nervous system and muscular system performing at their optimum.
Sports Chiropractic treatment can include one or more of the following: chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilisations, soft tissue therapies, electrotherapies (such as ultrasound therapy or TENS), rehabilitation and other movement/exercise therapies, nutritional advice, strapping and bracing and other related approaches.
Did you know that Athletes use chiropractors at twice the rate of the general population?
Sports Chiropractic is an integral part of many Athletes’ lives. Here at our Sports injury clinic in Kew, our practitioner, the Sports Chiropractor strives to help athletes in three key steps;
1. Injury management.
2. Injury prevention.
3. Performance optimization.
This final point is what sets Sports Chiropractors apart and why increasing numbers of athletes are choosing to utilize Sports Chiropractic as part of their training. Whereas many practitioners will be most interested in injury management, the Sports Chiropractor works primarily by optimizing your nervous system and improving your brain-body connection. The improved nervous system function results in increased co-ordination and improved muscle strength. This improved brain-body connection results in a higher consistency of movement and performance.
Why should I consider seeing a Sports Chiropractor?
Sports Chiropractic is not just for athletes. Anyone who leads an active life will benefit by realising a higher ability to function and move more freely. If you work in any of the trade industries, or in a clerical/admissions type of role, you are likely to be performing tasks at the regularity and specificity similar to an elite athlete in training. These repetitive tasks and motions can put an enormous amount of stress on your body and injuries can occur frequently. These injuries are typically of musculoskeletal nature and are well within the scope of, and respond well to Chiropractic care. If any of this sounds like it fits for you, then we encourage you to contact our Sports injury clinic in Kew.
Why have I never heard of Sports Chiropractic?
Sports Chiropractic is a well-established part of the Chiropractic and sporting world and has been growing at a remarkable rate both here in Australia and Internationally. Chiropractors have been part of most Olympic games since Montreal in 1976 and as of the 2014-2015 NFL (American Football) season all 32 teams had an official chiropractor on staff. In Major League Baseball 27/30 teams have an official team chiropractor and the other 3 teams allow players to consult chiropractors on their own terms. Sports Chiropractic in Australia is also growing and many sporting events like triathlons and marathons have Sports Chiropractors on hand for athletes before, during and after the race. Sports Chiropractic is being utilised by more local sports teams and individual athletes in Australia than ever before.
What is involved in the treatment from a Sports Chiropractor?
The chiropractic approach to treating sports injuries, or even those injuries sustained at home, comprises of a blend of natural techniques and non-invasive methods. These methods include primarily Chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with one or more of the following; soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, exercise rehabilitation and other therapies.
How does chiropractic enhance my performances?
Some benefits of chiropractic care may include;
1. Improved posture
- Increased range of motion
- Reduced risk of injury
- Improved recovery after sports injuries
- Pain reduction in major joints
- Better focus and concentration
- Reduced stress to the body
- Higher ability to perform repeated tasks with consistency
It is for these reasons and more that many notable athletes such as Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Jordan have credited chiropractic as an important part of their training and management.
Does Sports Chiropractic comply with the ASADA/WADA anti doping laws?
The great thing about Sports Chiropractic is that it is a non-invasive (non-surgical) and drug free approach to treating injuries and improving performance. Occasionally a Sports Chiropractor will advise on nutritional supplements or use a crème to help with soft tissue massage, in these cases you can be confident that the Sports Chiropractor will have ensured the legitimacy of these products.
How to contact us:
If you are looking for a sports injury clinic in Kew then look no further than Kew Chiropractic Centre. 1/696 High street, Kew East. Ph: 98531100