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Sports Chiropractic - A Natural Performance Enhancer

They all received chiropractic care during their sporting career (and some still do into retirement)

Spring has officially sprung and with the weather warming up it’s not uncommon for some of us to restart our gym memberships, to try out new sports or become more active. It is also that time of the year when the winter sports such as soccer and netball seasons come to an end. During this time many athletes use this time to rest and rejuvenate for the upcoming season, but did you know that some of the best times to start preparing for next season isn’t 1-2 weeks before the first round, but rather in the months before?

Sports chiropractic is a specialised branch of chiropractic care that aims to provide conservative care to athletes to assist in performance enhancement, injury management and prevention, as well as rehabilitation.

Many athletes use chiropractic care as a means of improving their strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility, and at times for injury management. Athletes are increasingly turning towards the conservative care approach that chiropractic can offer, over more invasive options such as surgery or prescription drugs. By turning to chiropractic care, recovery time becomes shorter and time spent off the field may also become less. The role of the sports chiropractor aims to place the athlete at the centre of care, and through an extensive assessment of the injury, the chiropractor will work closely with the athlete to promote healing, reduce the risk of re-injury and promote a smooth transition back to play.

At Complete Chiropractic Care, our unique approach to Sports Chiropractic involves supporting the athlete (or sportsperson) through a specialised program of care that will assist in relieving pain, improving joint and muscle mobility, strengthening and rehabilitating the supportive muscles and ligaments, whilst working towards optimal performance. This approach is tailored to the specific athlete, all with the goal of returning to play in a safe and injury free manner.

We love caring for elite athletes, young athletes, sports-people and gym goers in our practice. In fact, although all our chiropractors are very well equipped to care for athletes and sports-people, Dr Lauren herself has a very special interest in Sports Chiropractic and loves supporting our patients who are looking for management of a sports injury or performance enhancement in their chosen sport. She also loves heading out into the community and supporting our local gyms and sporting teams by offering advice and free spine and injury assessments.

Chiropractic Care provides support for a wide range of sports injuries such as:

· Knee pain in runners

· Shoulder instability in swimmers

· Overuse ankle injuries in hockey players

· Low back pain in rowers

· Tennis elbow

· Groin injuries in soccer players

Are you a budding athlete? Do you compete at an elite level? Do you consider yourself a dedicated gym-goer?

Have you suffered a sporting injury? Do have a niggling ache and pain that just won't go away? Are you looking to take your performance to the next level?

Give us a call and find out how Sports Chiropractic may help you!



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