Sports Related Injury and Performance

Chiropractic aims to not only speed recovery from sports related injury, but also to prevent them from happening in the first place. Encouragingly, chiropractic has also been proven to help improve sporting performance.

With first hand experience, our chiropractors truly understand the importance of looking after the body when pushing it to its limits.  An athlete’s body becomes highly tuned, and responds quickly and effortlessly to most demands asked of it.  However, even with all the training and fitness, athletes can still experience pain and discomfort from musculoskeletal problems. A minor sports related injury left unchecked can often develop into chronic, long-term issues that subsequently lead to longer recovery times and further complications. Luckily, an athlete is usually more attuned to his or her body. They are likely to notice when a little tweak or pull effects their ability to perform optimally.  Chiropractic adjustments help to restore normal joint and muscle function whilst also detecting little weaknesses that may be minor to most, but could have a profound effect on performance.

First Hand Experience

Here at Fishguard Chiropractic Clinic, Dr Bethan Ouseley knows how frustrating it can be to train with a minor niggle.  As a keen sports-woman herself, she is passionate about regularly fine-tuning her own body through Chiropractic adjustments, even when everything “feels” fine.  “Feeling” well does not mean that you are “functioning” well, as what you feel is often the last signal for a problem that has been building up for a while.  Dr Bethan cycles TT races competitively and has experienced the performance related benefits of chiropractic care:

Sports Related Injury

Performance related benefits of chiropractic care:

  • Increased energy as the muscles work more efficiently
  • Better power output on the bike as muscles and joints are aligned correctly
  • Fewer aches, pains and sores when spinal misalignments are corrected
  • Improved adaptation to training as the whole musculoskeletal system is functioning more efficiently
  • Improved flexibility allowing for better aerodynamic positioning on the bike

Needless to say, with these improvements experienced by Dr Bethan herself, she never misses a pre-race adjustment!

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