Although we typically view athletes as fit and healthy, often they are not according to Sports Medicine – Open. We all know about the risk factors of physical inactivity or being sedentary. But what about the far less talked about over-training syndrome. Together with our modern day diet, over-exercise can create or exacerbate chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and compromised immunity. Current research also indicates that athletes who receive chiropractic care have an advantage over those who don’t. So how do we do it?
MAINTAINING PEAK PERFORMANCE
Getting your training loads right is obviously vital when it comes to performing at your best. However, an intelligently designed diet and the right lifestyle factors are just as important. And this is where chiropractic care comes in.
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the skull and spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractors can remove imbalances and alleviate stressors on your body’s nervous system to help restore your health.
Apart from housing your nervous system, the spine helps to anchor muscles throughout the body. Good posture, muscle strength and spinal health are all interconnected. A healthy spine can support your body weight and the stressors of daily life. However, if your spine is not functioning optimally, it cannot tolerate as much trauma and stress. What impacts your spine impacts your physical performance.
SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR ATHLETES
Regular chiropractic care can improve joint strength, reduce muscle soreness and increase circulation. Chiropractic adjustments can also address specific concerns that impact many athletes.
Research shows that heavy training can impact your immune system whilst increasing inflammation and oxidative stress. Your chiropractor can address issues that help your body better adapt to stress from exercise. They can also help in your rehabilitation from injury, and help to speed up your recovery.
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP?
Our chiropractors use various techniques to help you overcome injury and return to peak performance. These include spinal adjustments, mobilisation techniques, soft tissue therapy, extremity adjustments and craniosacral therapy.
They may also prescribe stretching and/or strengthening exercises, dietary advice, nutritional supplementation, rehabilitation programs, and provide lifestyle advice.
Our chiropractors provide injury management for those wanting fast, effective help to return to their full activities. We take the time to ensure complete recovery and prevention of recurrence so that you can perform at your best.
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Balmoral Chiropractic Centre ( Singapore ) on 6235 9083.