Ask people who their favorite athletes are and you’ll likely hear a few big-name responses such as Tom Brady, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, and Floyd Mayweather. While these are all talented and hard-working competitors, it’s easy to forget that it generally takes a team of trainers and healthcare providers to help these top contenders become some of the most well-known and highly respected players in the world
Poor training practices, improper sports gear, and exercise-related accidents can all result in exercise-related injuries. Though some of these may require medical attention to effectively treat, there are many things active individuals can do at home to begin to feel better, as well as to speed up the healing process. This begins with assembling a home care rehab kit.
While this form of sport has a long and geographically varied history, it is still practiced widely today as Statista reports that approximately 3.42 million Americans six years of age and up currently participate in some form of martial arts. This puts a number of them at risk for certain injuries.
Clinical Concerns DCs have long focused their attention on the mechanical effects of treating soft tissue (skin, fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments). And now more emphasis is being given to the nervous system and its ability to normalize tissues, mitigate pain and improve motor control. This is changing the way many approach manual therapy.
Chiropractic plays a huge role in keeping some of the nation’s top athletes in their best physical form. Case in point: the Professional Football Chiropractic Society reports that 34 pro sports chiropractors deliver somewhere between 16,320 and 27,200 collective adjustments during the National Football League’s 16-week season.