Chiropractic is ideally suited to helping you deal with the many pains and strains that can result from playing sports and pursuing physical fitness programs. Chiropractors have expertise in dealing with spine-nerve problems, with range-of-motion and biomechanical issues often central to what makes people prone to sports-related injuries. Among health care professionals, chiropractors are some of the most actively involved in sports-related conditioning, injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
A chiropractor can examine you before you begin or change a program of physical activities. This is especially important before you engage in competitive sports or try something like a marathon, which might put significant strain on your body, and particularly on the back and joints. A doctor of chiropractic can help you assess your athletic and exercise fitness goals and analyze your motivation to prevent injuries caused by going beyond sensible activity limits given your age, health profile, preexisting conditions, and any other factors. Chiropractic creates an atmosphere of mutual trust in which patients can be confident that their feelings and needs are appreciated and will be dealt with appropriately. This makes chiropractic especially effective in dealing with issues and problems associated with sports and fitness. Patients need to keep their health care providers informed of what they are doing and how they feel.
Chiropractors listen and they keep their patients aware of how best to prepare themselves for exercise or competition and are there to help if overexertion or accident causes an injury. Many professional and high-level amateur athletes depend on chiropractic to protect them from costly and career-threatening injuries.