Watching the Olympics on television and seeing the athletes at the top of their game, striving to be the best of the best and win the coveted ‘Olympic Gold medal’ is just amazing. Through hard work and dedication, these individuals are able to push the human body to achieve phenomenal feats on the sporting field.

But as they push their bodies to the edge, to get every last bit of effort out of them, they are also looking for that something extra that will get them to the line first. This is where chiropractic can benefit, a natural way to make their bodies work like a well-oiled machine. Just like a racing car that is driven to the extreme measures of its capacity, so too are these athletes. They need need to service their bodies regularly, so when pushing for maximum effort they will not falter. Chiropractic can help maintain and even improve the biomechanics (the way the body moves) of the individual. If the nervous system of the athlete’s body is free of interferences, subluxations (joint restrictions), the muscles can be facilitated to give maximum effort and energy.

A study of the extent of chiropractic’s winning edge was tested on fifty athletes. These two groups were divided into a control group and a group that had chiropractic care added to their schedules. The training schedules were identical in both groups. After six weeks, the group under chiropractic care scored a significant increase in the standard tests of athletic ability. When tested on their reaction times, the control group showed less than one percent improvement, whilst the chiropractic group were able to achieve reaction times more than eighteen percent faster than their initial scores. (Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation.)

Athletes that use chiropractic regularly are Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Evander Holyfield, Usain Bolt, Lance Armstrong, Lelyton Hewitt and the Blue Wiggle Anthony Field to just name a few.

You do not have to be a world-class athlete to be able to see the benefits of chiropractic. Each and every individual can experience this benefit of increased reaction times, increased nervous system alertness, increased energy levels and mental alertness. Unfortunately, many turn to chiropractic care only AFTER they have been injured and are looking for the quick fix so they can continue on with things like they were before the injury.

Just like the racing car analogy, we service our car every 10-15 thousand kilometres to make sure the car works every time we want to drive somewhere, so should we with our bodies. Chiropractic helps achieve that service and find faults with our body before you even noticed that they were there. It is always better that the practitioner finds the problem, before the problem finds you.

In addition to improving performance, speed, agility, ongoing chiropractic care and therapy can offer several health and wellness benefits vital to everyone:

  • Improved posture;
  • Increased range of motion;
  • Increased flexibility;
  • Reduced risk of injury;
  • Reduced migraines and several headaches;
  • Improved recovery after sports injuries;
  • Increased blood circulation and oxygen flow in the body;
  • Pain reduction in major joints;
  • Better focus and concentration;
  • Reduced stress;
  • Improved immune system (warding off common illnesses and diseases).

So whether you are suffering the aches and pains from getting older, a car accident, occupational injury, sports-related trauma or just everyday pain, chiropractors everywhere are ready to help.

If you would like to know how chiropractic could help you, speak to one of the team at Neurohealth Chiropractic.


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This article is written by Dr. Steven Cannon, Chiropractor – Neurohealth Chiropractic