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Chiropractic Care for Ottawa Athletes

Girls basketball team

Organized sports are a great way for children to get exercise

If you’re an active person, you know that physical activity can put a strain on your body. Your muscles and bones can really take a beating.  Not to mention sport related injuries that can have some real lasting damaging effects on an individual’s physical health. Injuries that don’t tend to heal completely on their own can result in major discomfort and pain years down the road. Symptoms like chronic headaches and migraines, back, neck and shoulder pain, limited range of motion and joint pain are only a few issues that can be the results of untreated sports related injuries.   But this is no reason to cease sports or physical activity.

Participating in sports or staying active is a wonderful health benefit.  Especially for children, sports are a great way to get exercise as well as developing fine motor skills.

Sports Related Injuries a Reality

However, the reality of sports related injuries is still an important subject to be addressed.   Even if you don’t play contact sports like competitive football, hockey or lacrosse, sports like soccer, baseball, volleyball, softball and wrestling can involve a lot of contact and the physical demands of any training or practice can impact your spine and muscles. Whether it is running, weight training, martial arts or yoga, all athletic individuals need to be aware of the physical strains our bodies endure.

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Athletes need to be aware of the physical strains on their bodies

Keep Your Body Healthy and Happy

Regular chiropractic care is a great way to balance your love for sports or physical activity all the while keeping your body healthy and happy.

Regular adjustments can also help keep your muscle and skeletal systems working in a harmonious cohesive manner. This can help in avoiding the risk of future injuries caused by a weakened body and/or immune system.

A balanced and nutritious diet combined with regular chiropractic care will have any athlete performing at their personal peak.

To learn how you can incorporate chiropractic care or optimal nutritional into your wellness plan please don’t hesitate to request an appointment.

Nutritional consultations and Chiropractic assessments are available with our lead practitioner Dr. Marc St-Denis upon request.


Optimal Health Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre | (613) 260-8828