Sports Chiropractors recognize that faulty body mechanics stress the nervous system. This upsets normal reflex reaction time, co-ordination and balance. By means of treatment we can have these important functions corrected to enable your body to function correctly. In other words, by having a healthy nervous system it supports the athletes requirements so that all parts of the body work in a coordinated, and cohesive manner to achieve the highest level of performance.
Sport Chiropractors are in a unique position to assist the athlete to achieve correct body mechanics without any form of drugs, ensuring maximum performance whilst conserving energy.
Sports Chiropractic benefits
Sports Chiropractic care plays a major role in optimizing:
- Nervous system function
- Joint mobility and function
- Reaction time
- Balance and co-ordination
- Function of the internal organs
- Bodily response to injury and disease
- Enhancement of performance
Athletes seeking peak performance should have sports chiropractic care on a regular, on-going basis.
At Phoenix Recovery Centre, treatment works to restore joint mobility, improve muscle balance and remove nerve irritation. At competitive levels, athletes cannot consume drugs commonly given to relieve pain and inflammation by their medical practitioners. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or surgery, but have developed more natural techniques to assist the early resolution of injury and enhancement of performance.
Sports Chiropractic adjustments on spinal and peripheral joints (e.g. ankle, hip, wrist, shoulder) are extremely safe and effective.
The fact that the majority of elite athletes world wide receive chiropractic care is a testament to this.
A Sports chiropractor is a primary contact physician, so you can book an appointment without a referral. The chiropractors will schedule initial visits between 45 minutes and 1 hour to get your complete medical history and do a physical exam to pinpoint the cause of your problem. After this, the sports chiropractor will outline a treatment plan including treatment options, number of visits, and expected resolution of your case.
Treatments by the chiropractor are focused on improving your condition as quickly as possible. Most office visits consist of a combination of muscle work (active release, friction massage, peripheral joint manipulation where indicated, and other Treatment modalities (Interferential Current). These can be combined, or used on their own, to treat your problem area and to get you back to the best level of health as quickly as possible. Chiropractic treatment usually involves a number of treatments, with the number of treatments depending on the nature and severity of your condition(s) and or symptom(s). The practitioners at Phoenix Recover Centre understand that your time is valuable, but so is your treatment. We will work with you to develop a realistic treatment plan, and preferably schedule several treatments in advance to maximize your ability to make it to all of your appointments.
Patients often feel the effects of sports chiropractic adjustments immediately after the treatment. During your initial consultation or first few treatments, we will discuss your expected timeline for a complete resolution of your symptoms. Each case is different depending on the severity of the sports injury. Our goal is to treat you to the best of our ability, to get you back playing the sports you like to participate in.
Although it varies from person to person, most treatments last anywhere from15-25 minutes