Chiropractic Care Supports Olympic Athletes

February 19, 2014

Although chiropractic care for Olympic athletes is not a new concept, the year the team added Dr. Robin Hunter as the first official team Doctor of Chiropractic was the year they had the best showing to date during the Winter Olympics. Some may believe this is mere coincidence, but as specialists in body movement and neurological function, doctors of chiropractic play an important role in ensuring our athletes are at performing at their peak.

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Ensuring an athlete’s body can move freely and with a full range of motion is tantamount to their success in the Olympic Games. With the intense training and extremely taxing activity required for their sport, an athlete’s body undergoes a lot of impact and stress. This can cause misalignments in their vertebrae known as a subluxations. These can impede movement and interfere with an athlete’s success. By making adjustments to correct subluxations, chiropractic care for Olympic athletes can realign their vertebrae and allow their bodies to move freely.

Many chiropractors, especially those involved in chiropractic care for Olympic athletes, have undertaken an intense program of study called “Functional Neurology.” This is a concentrated program that focuses on the human nervous system and allows for physical and neurological tests to be performed. These care plans are designed to push the limits of athletic performance. The specialty also allows good outcomes for stroke rehabilitation, concussion recovery, nerve entrapments and many other syndromes that involve the neurological system. Applying practices learned in functional neurology, doctors of chiropractic can help Olympic athletes perform at their peak, and often beyond expectations after regular chiropractic care.

Essentially, you’re also an athlete if you’re constantly moving, lifting, exercising and pushing your body. Chiropractic Lifecare of America believes everyone should have affordable access to quality chiropractic care. Help your body perform at its peak and call us at 800.775.7900, or contact us to learn how you can save up to 50 percent on chiropractic care for you and your entire family.

Photo Source: James Hill via The New York Times

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