For you to be the best in your chosen sport it’s vital that your body functions at it’s best.
This is true whether it’s in the minute differences in forearm muscle tension of golf, the precision eye-hand co-ordination of tennis or the peak physical fitness of running or cycling. Whatever you do you’ll do it better if your brain and your body are communicating at their best. Interference to that communication can make all the difference between winning and losing. See what some world-class sportsmen have to say…
‘In pursuit of being in the best possible shape whilst training, racing and in the build up to the Olympic Games I believe that regular chiropractic treatment plays a vital role. When training hard it is an important adjunct to maintain a healthy body.’
Tim Brabants, Olympic gold medallist.
A research study conducted by Drs. Anthony Lauro and Brian Mouch, published in the Journal of Chiropractic research and Clinical Investigation, 1991, indicated chiropractic care might improve athletic performance by as much as 16.7% over a two week period. The report also concluded that subluxation-free athletes react faster, coordinate better, execute fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete.
Injuries sustained during sport are many and varied. A great deal of them are very similar to the sorts of problems caused by everyday activities… pulled muscles, spinal joint strains, vertebral or pelvic misalignments for example. Some, however, are much more likely sustained in a sporting environment – such as knee injuries (Meniscus or cartilage problems), twisted ankles and muscle tears.
The chiropractic approach is to do what we can to correct the issue (sometimes in collaboration with other therapists) and address the associated problems that are often overlooked. For example any skiing injury that’s bad enough to badly pull a leg muscle almost certainly has the ability to strain the pelvis. Likewise a fall while cycling hard can tear a shoulder and mask the lesser pain of a strained joint in the neck. This is why we feel it’s vital to check people out thoroughly in every instance as the main pain may not be the main problem.
Over the years we’ve taken care of injuries from Golf, Squash, Running, Yachting, Climbing, Tennis, Moto-cross, and Power-boat racing and many, many more. After 30 years in practice there’s not a lot I haven’t seen!
To correct the various sporting problems that people present with we use a combination of differing techniques including Chiropractic manual adjustments of the spine and extremities as well as specialised adjuncts like SOT and Applied Kinesiology.
Our aim at Norwich Chiropractic is threefold
- Get you out of pain as quickly as possible
- Rehabilitate you as fully as possible
- Get you back to playing the sport you love as quickly as you can!