Chiropractic Helps Prevent Lower Limb Injuries for Athletes

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Chiropractic Helps Prevent Lower Limb Injuries for Athletes

Gadsden sports therapyWhen performing sports activities that require a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to suffer some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Gadsden Family Chiropractic has seen all of these problems in our Gadsden patients. The good news is, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Gadsden Family Chiropractic keeps current with all of the recent scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant engaging in care once per week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

The authors noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they noticed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports team in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic works. If you live near our office in Gadsden and would like to see if Gadsden Family Chiropractic can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (256) 543-3033 for an appointment.

Gadsden Family Chiropractic Can Help Clients Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're troubled with severe pain, Gadsden Family Chiropractic and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Gadsden office a call today at (256) 543-3033 for an appointment today.

Study Information

Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).

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  1.  Dr. Karen Tortoriello

    Welcome to Gadsden Family Chiropractic, in downtown Gadsden. We deliver personalized quality care for children, students, adults, and senior citizens. Eight out of ten Americans will have back pain in their lifetime. Dr. Karen Brockway enjoys treating people of all ages. From birth to old age, our bodies are constantly changing. Everyday living takes a toll on our bodies, causing minor trauma to the spine, ligaments and muscles. Chiropractic care can help keep your spine healthy so you can keep going for the next 30, 40, or 50 years.