Chiropractic care is becoming more popular among sports teams as a performance enhancer and a technique to keep players in optimum condition. Chiropractic treatment for athletes is tailored to the needs of their specific sport. For instance, in baseball, the shoulder and hip areas are often subjected to the most severe effects of the game's physical demands. Increasing things like thoracic spine mobility, external shoulder rotation, and the ability to separate your hip turn from your shoulder turn can increase throwing velocity and exit velocity.
These things can all be addressed with chiropractic care. In addition, seeing a chiropractor may be necessary if you have back/hip pain and stiffness after games, your neck won't rotate without pain, or your shoulder won't allow you to lift your arm and throw comfortably. Chiropractic care, which includes spinal adjustments and other specialized treatments such as joint manipulation, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and electrical stimulation, may help athletes recover more quickly from common sports-related injuries.
Checking to see that the body is appropriately aligned before training, during play, and after play promotes a range of motion, body mechanics, and general functioning, significantly reducing a player's chance of being injured or re-injured.
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