The NFL, NBA and NHL are all filled with athletes of enormous talent and skill. The competition is fierce and staying healthy is a top priority for athletes and coaches. That is why it should come as no surprise that every NBA, NHL and NFL team have Chiropractors on their staff. At the 2012 Olympic Games the US had over 100 Chiropractors in London to keep the athletes healthy. While it is well know that Chiropractic care is effective for sports injuries, a new study demonstrates that Chiropractic care does in fact improve performance.
A new study done in Sweden found that athletes who utilized Chiropractic care were able to jump higher than athletes who did not receive Chiropractic care. This study randomly assigned athletes who recently suffered an ankle injury to receive chiropractic care or a sham treatment for 3 weeks. At the end of the 3 week period the athletes who received Chiropractic adjustments had improved significantly better than the sham group.
These results mirror the results that our office sees in practice. Our office has extensive experience with sports injuries, and we have worked with athletes from football, cross country, competitive cheer, and basketball teams. If you or your child is suffering from a sports injury give our office a call at 616-419-4996, to set up a no charge consultation.
Hungerford Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Serving the greater Grand Rapids area; Standale, Walker, Wyoming, and Grandville
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Hedlund S, Nilsson H, Lenz M, Sundberg T. Effect of chiropractic manipulation on vertical jump height in young female athletes with talocrural joint dysfunction: a single-blinded randomized clinical pilot trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;37(2):116-23.