The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes

As an athlete, it is of the utmost importance that your body stays strong and flexible. Intense movement and releasing high levels of energy take a toll on the body. For this reason, it is beneficial for athletes to consider chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care is beneficial for athletes for many reasons. It is essential for all athletes to keep their body in excellent condition - especially the joints and spine. This is because pain and irritability felt throughout the body can result in lower levels of performance and increased chance of injury.

One of the commonly occurring scenarios among high-intensity athletes is joint pain or decreased flexibility due to pain. Bones in the body come together to form joints. Pain is caused when the bones are misaligned, placing stress on the joint. All joints are surrounded by soft tissue, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. When the bones are displaced, stress is placed on the tissue resulting in weakness, fatigue, injury, and pain. This is true for all joints, including ankle, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, and shoulder joints. Misalignments in the spine can also result in pain, as well as headaches, joint pain, and injury.

Properly aligning the spine and joints through chiropractic care strengthens the joints and creates flexibility. All in all, this works to improve athletic performance. This type of care can also reduce the frequency and intensity of injuries.

Dr. Shapiro has advanced training in extremity adjusting. He uses this training often with the dancers of the Colorado Ballet and other high-intensity athletes, such as the Denver Outlaws lacrosse team when he was their chiropractor from 2012-2014. This means that Dr. Shapiro is able to adjust any of the joints that could be causing you pain or decreased performance.

Whether you are a runner, golfer, swimmer, triathlete – or whether you play lacrosse, soccer, tennis, or other team sports - it is beneficial for you to consider visiting a chiropractor.

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