Chiropractic 101: Increasing Sports Performance for Athletes

If you think chiropractic care is only for back pain, think again. Sure, spinal adjustments are beneficial to the spine and related pain, but the spine is really the body’s central support structure and the gateway to the rest of the body.

Because of your spine, you can flex, twist, bend, walk, sit, and stand, and it bears weight with every step. It houses and protects the body’s nerves as they descend from the skull, through the spinal canal, and out the vertebral openings into the rest of the body.

Given all your spine does for your body, you can probably see how your body can suffer negative effects when your spine isn’t properly aligned. When your spine and body aren’t at their best, your athletic performance won’t be either.

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or looking to boost your performance, chiropractic care can help you be at your best.

How Can a Chiropractor Help Sports Performance?
If you or your teenage athlete have suffered a sports-related injury, you’re probably on the bench. Or, if you feel recovered enough to participate, you aren’t performing your best. Playing with pain or with a poorly healed injury affects your performance and increases your risk of further injury.

Chiropractic treatment is both healing and empowering. By returning your body to its optimal alignment, chiropractic supports your body’s natural healing processes and functioning.

Healing Benefits of Chiropractic
Chiropractic care helps your body heal – and heal faster – without drugs or invasive procedures. Our gentle, targeted adjustments help release fluids and improve the circulation of healing nutrients. When circulation is impeded by misalignment, your body can’t heal itself as efficiently as it’s meant to.

Adjustment also improves communication between your nervous system and brain, so information about injuries is shared, and your own healing processes can work efficiently.

Our holistic approach at Pure Health and Wellness can treat strains, sprains, pulled muscles and other injuries from the neck and shoulders, down the back, to the hips, knees, ankles, and heels.

But chiropractic can do more than heal – it can boost your athletic performance and help prevent injuries.

Chiropractic Boosts Athletic Performance
Regular chiropractic care can benefit all types of athletes with adjustments that promote performance, injury prevention, and recovery. Proper alignment improves coordination, balance, and agility, yet most people won’t even realize when they have a misalignment in their spine.

Athletic training often targets the same muscles and joints day after day. By focusing on the muscles that are neglected, we can improve your function, mobility, and range of motion. Our holistic approach to sports medicine means we treat your whole body, not only the muscles and joints most important to your game.

Holistic Support for Healing and Athletic Performance
Contact Pure Health and Wellness for healing, prevention, and your overall wellness. We specialize in chiropractic care and sports medicine – a perfect combination to keep your body at its peak performance level, both on and off the field.

Whether you need healing support for an injury or want to achieve your peak performance level, every treatment plan is as unique as you are and customized to your individual needs. Chiropractic care is non-invasive, safe, and pain-free.

Pure Health and Wellness is conveniently located in downtown Naperville, Illinois, just one block off Main Street, with on-site parking.