What Does a Sports Chiropractor Do?
Sports chiropractors provide care, rehabilitation and performance optimisation for the neuromusculoskeletal system for athletes.
Both chiropractors and sports chiropractors often work on troublesome areas like the wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.
Depending on your injury and how you sustained it, we make recommendations on the types of therapy that may be required to help you not only feel better, but function better. We also aim to release tension from poor posture and so much more. That’s why chiropractic is great for sporting injuries and to maximise biomechanical performance.
There is a whole branch of chiropractic that focuses on offering effective treatment for the painful strains and sprains that come with a sports injury.
It’s common for many professional athletes to visit a chiropractor before a game to prep their joints and muscles and reduce the risk of injury.
At the 2009 world game, held in Kaohsiung, Republic of China, there were 1,514 chiropractic treatments to athletes and support staff 1.
Famous Athletes Who See a Chiropractor
There are many famous athletes and sports stars who regularly receive chiropractic care. Some of the more famous examples include:
- Tiger Woods (golf)
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (body building)
- Jason Day (Australian golfer)
- Lance Armstrong (cycling)
- Matt Banting (Australian surfer)
They have all spoken on how chiropractic care has helped them in their careers.