If you’re a sports fan, you probably heard of Sidney Crosby and know about his concussions. Did you also know that chiropractic treatment helped him recover from all those concussions?

Sports teams have trainers, physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors on staff. Some players even pay out of their own pocket to fly their health care team to games. So, what is the value of chiropractic to these athletes? What was the value to Sidney Crosby, who was suffering from a concussion?

Athletic Performance

Bodies take on the stress and impact no matter the sport. When the vertebrae of the spine are not moving well, it can often start a chain reaction of irritated nerves. As a result, athletic performance would suffer and the athlete would have pain.

Chiropractic is Versatile

Whether you are a high-impact or low-impact athlete chiropractic is beneficial. Chiropractic deals with the body’s function. By maintaining the health of the nerves that control every system of the body athletes can notice an increase in range of motion and flexibility, improved performance, and injury prevention. Chiropractic also treats many different conditions from headaches to shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, ankle injuries and so much more.

Non-Evasive Treatment

Chiropractic is safe. Many studies have shown that athletes can recover from injuries using chiropractic and avoiding medication and surgery. Roach Chiropractic Centre offers a variety of treatment options such as Active Release Technique, cranial adjustments, and Theralase Laser Therapy.

In conclusion, studies have been done to show the effects of chiropractic on athlete performance. In Chiropractic Sports Medicine, “A Canadian research team included chiropractic care in the rehabilitation program of sixteen injured female long-distance runners. Not only did these runners recover quickly, seven of them actually scored ‘personal best’ performances while under chiropractic care.”