Chiropractic For Athletes

Why Athletes Break Down

Athletes need their bodies to respond to a great physical demand. They also push their bodies to the limit. Sometimes this can lead to micro-trauma that is not detected. For premium body control there needs to be premium body function.

Why Can’t I Feel This Happening?

When the body is not in proper working order there can be a problem with communication. In elite working order there are neuro-receptors in the extremities that communicate with the brain. This information is then used in the brain to fire the muscles. When there is a disruption in the communication it can lead to fatigue, injury, or a lack of ideal efficient performance.

This process in the body is through unconscious mechanisms. This process is something that is not easily detected by the athlete. Usually this process is first felt when the pain receptors are activated by micro-tears in tendons or the muscles of the athlete.

What Are The Causes?

Causes can come from many different sources:

  • An old injury that didn’t heal properly
  • Cerebellar (balance) dysfunction
  • Pelvic instability
  • Improper workout technique
  • Poor diet
  • Dysfunction in eye mechanics
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Extremity misalignment
  • Tight muscles
  • Inactivated extensor muscles
  • Overactive flexor muscles
  • Gut dysfunction
  • Improper breathing mechanics
  • Pushing beyond your physical limit
  • Poor posture

How Can We Enhance Your Performance?

Chiropractic and neurological exams can detect the problems you may have
Nutritional education
Nutritional supplements
Specific chiropractic adjustments
Instrument assisted soft tissue techniques
Kinesiology taping
Muscle activation
Neurological reeducation
Specific exercise techniques
Injury rehabilitation
Postural assessment