The Important Role of a Chiropractors and Chiropractic Care to Athletes

For athletes, the main focus of chiropractic is injury prevention. Injuries can prevent an athlete from playing their sport or even cause other health problems. Chiropractors can help keep the musculoskeletal system healthy and functioning correctly, which can help prevent injury. They can also provide custom treatment plans for the particular sport you play. This can help you improve your performance, balance, flexibility, and range of motion.

Chiropractic Improves The Range Of Motion

Chiropractic care improves the range of motion for athletes by increasing joint strength and improving circulation. Athletes often report joint pain and lack of range of motion, usually due to spinal misalignment. This can greatly detract from an athlete’s performance and increase the likelihood of injury. By addressing any injuries early in the training process, a sports chiropractor  Burlington, ON, can help athletes avoid the potential for more damage.

Sports chiropractors are invaluable resources for young athletes who want to excel in their chosen sport. Whether an athlete is competing in a professional tournament or just for fun, chiropractors are here to help. Athletes who specialize in one sport are more susceptible to injury. 

It Improves Muscle Coordination

Chiropractic care is a great way to improve muscle coordination in athletes. It works by improving proprioception, the communication between the brain and muscles. Athletes who improve proprioception can improve balance and increase their agility. Additionally, chiropractic treatments have been shown to decrease sports injuries. When muscles are properly nourished, they grow stronger. This is essential for athletes who want to get the most out of every workout. Chiropractic care also improves overall body function and speeds up the healing process. Athletes want to get the most out of every workout and minimize their recovery time. Chiropractors are also very adept at identifying muscle compensation and correcting these imbalances before they lead to an injury or acute pain. They can also help athletes with their training regimens to make necessary changes.

It Improves Blood Flow

Chiropractic care benefits athletes because it improves blood flow and range of motion. It can also improve posture and help athletes recover faster from intense workouts. This is particularly helpful for athletes who compete in body-stressing sports. However, even endurance athletes can benefit from chiropractic adjustments. By maintaining proper spine alignment, athletes can play harder and achieve their performance goals.

Athletes who regularly undergo chiropractic treatment also experience decreased pain. This may be …

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How the US Army’s holistic health and fitness program will prevent injuries

It appears the era of “a couple of Motrin should do the trick” could be nearing its end in the Army. 

“My sergeants major right now, they hurt. Their bodies hurt,” Col. Phillip Kiniery, the commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, told Task & Purpose last week. “I need to make sure that the next group of leaders and senior leaders in the Army don’t feel like I feel physically. That they’re healthy … I wish we thought this way when we were going up.” 

The 4,500-soldier brigade is part of an effort to address injuries early and give soldiers more access to physical and occupational therapy through the Army’s holistic health and fitness program, which was announced in 2017 and officially put into Army policy last year. It focuses on total wellness, not just physical fitness, and urges mental and spiritual wellbeing, getting enough rest, eating well, and, more simply, just taking care of yourself. 

Referred to internally as H2F, the holistic health and fitness program encourages soldiers to take better care of their minds and bodies, not simply push through the pain after an injury, and emphasizes learning how to physically train properly. And at least one brigade commander is hoping that with that kind of change, the next generation of Army leaders won’t have the same kinds of aches and pains as, you know, all of you do. But to do that will require a certain level of humility from leaders. 

Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, utilize the physical training strength and conditioning coaches at the Falcon Holistic Health and Fitness Center (H2F) on October, 18, 2021 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Andrew Mallett)

“That’s what I’m fighting every day: ‘We’re the 2nd Brigade, 82nd, we’re going to jump into combat anywhere in the world, we’re the 82nd Airborne Division,’” Kiniery said. “Like hey sergeant, I got it. You can kill anything, you can jump out of every aircraft, but just stop and listen to this strength coach because you’re doing it wrong.” 

While the program could bring positive changes to soldiers everywhere, it will likely be years before it’s implemented Army-wide. There are currently 28 Army brigades — located at Fort Bragg, Fort Drum, Fort Polk, Fort Bliss, and Joint Base Lewis McChord — who have started implementing the holistic health and fitness program.

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