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Chiropractic Care for Athletes

man playing golfIf 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.

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.

The spine is a key component of your golf swing. Spinal mobility through chiropractic care may help with your range of motion and be very beneficial to your swing. Did you know that many PGA players receive chiropractic care?

Let us know if we can help you get into the swing of things!

Did you know that Dr. Kasbia is a certified Yin yoga instructor? She teaches throughout Ottawa, including Movati, and is a renowned anatomy teacher for the 200 hour yoga certification program. She may incorporate yoga into your care to help you achieve your chiropractic and wellness goals.

It is important to incorporate strength into your daily routine of movement. As we get older we lose muscle strength and can become unable to do such things that we take for granted such as getting on and off of the toilet with ease or doing the dishes with ease – or fun things like pull ups! These movements are called functional movements. Ask Dr. Kasbia how she can help with improving your functional movements!

Did you know your shoulder is barely attached to your spine? It is a ball and socket joint made of three bones: the humerus, clavicle (collar bone) and scapula (shoulder blade). Because it is a ball and socket joint, it has great range of motion. Being one of the most mobile joints in your body, it is susceptible to injury. And did you know that some of the nerves to the shoulder originate from the neck? Chiropractors can help with shoulder pain and injury.

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


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