Active athletes put extra strain and pressure on their bodies. Whether they compete professionally, play with friends or run long miles by themselves all athlete’s bodies need extra support. Depending on which sport they do, how hard they train, and their age each will require different types of support to keep performing optimally. Many athletes look to nutrition, improved training techniques, and better equipment as ways to improve and stay healthy. Many athletes employ natural medicine techniques like chiropractic, massage and acupuncture to stay healthy and optimize their performance
Regular care from our sports medicine clinicians can improve overall performance. By balancing muscles, leveling pelvises, reducing inflammation and keeping the spine properly aligned our team helps athletes minimize their risk of injury and less injury time means more playing time.
With improved muscle balance, stability, flexibility and range of motion athletes will experience improved performance. For athletes that play through longer seasons or play year-round, the improvement will be noticed as other competitors show signs of fatigue or become prone to injuries. Staying strong throughout the season provides a great advantage.
Improved Injury Recovery
Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game, and recovering from injuries quickly and completely is important. Here in Portland our team of acupuncturists and our chiropractor have all done advanced training in sports injuries. Chiropractic care helps athletes recover from injuries the same way it helps auto accident victims recover from injuries. Spinal adjustments align your vertebrae so that your tendons and muscles heal correctly. Acupuncture helps reduce pain, improve blood circulation and promotes tissue healing.
How Chiropractic Helps
Dr. Jerrod Puckett’s treatments are designed to relieve pressure on nerves in the spinal column. He has a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine, which gives him the knowledge and tools to improve healing and athletic performance. When the spinal vertebrae are out of proper alignment the nerve impulses sent from the brain to the muscles will be impaired. This leads directly to impaired performance and possibly injury. The same is true from sensory impulses traveling from the body back to the brain. Proper body mechanics leads directly to improved performance and reduced risk of injury.