Sports and Chiropractic Care
High school, collegiate and professional athletes seek chiropractic care for their injuries and performance care to enhance their agility, strength and speed. Most sports injuries cause sprains, strains or tearing of ligaments and muscles which support the joints (shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, foot). When the joint cannot be supported, it will become dysfunctional causing pain and loss of motion.
If an athlete is injured as a result of a sport, chiropractic care can help their muscles, tendons, and ligaments undergo the proper joint movement to make the healing process much quicker. Any injury to the muscles, tendons or ligament areas can restrict motion, blood supply and reduce overall performance.
The physical stress and strain of sports can misalign vertebrae within the spine causing subluxations. A slip, fall or blow to the head, feet, hands, shoulders, legs and the rest of the body travels through the body's core leading to misalignments of the spine.
Some performance benefits athletes receive with our care include better coordination, balance and increased range of motion. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic successfully treats a wide range of athletes, and our treatments are tailored specifically to the sport you’re playing. A basketball player’s treatment would be different from a marathon runner just as much as a baseball player’s would be from a weightlifter. Additionally, Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the entire structure of the body rather than just the injury itself. For this reason, we can often detect and help to prevent an injury that might normally be overlooked or ignored. Therefore our sports-specific care not only addresses and treats current sports injuries, but also helps athletes cut their likelihood of injury while facilitating their nervous system to maximize athletic aptitude.