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How Chiropractic Helps Sport Injuries in Winnipeg

Athletes, especially student athletes, are always at risk of injury. Athletes that do contact sports are at particular risk of certain injuries, such as whiplash, which need the attention of a chiropractor.

Chiropractic care has been demonstrated to help with a lot of sports injuries. Football players are prone to whiplash. Ice hockey players often experience recurrent shoulder instability from the particular strains of their sport – which can be helped by a chiropractor. Chiropractic care has also been shown to help with sports hernia, tennis elbow and rotator cuff injuries (a problem for baseball players).

Chiropractors are also trained to work with patients on improving their posture and this can sometimes translate to improvements in form that reduce the risk of future injuries. This is particularly true for runners – a chiropractor can help with biomechanics and posture issues. In conjunction with your coach or personal trainer, they can help work on rehabilitative exercises – and they tend to have a philosophy of recovery that avoids extended rest. They also design personalized therapies that take into account lifestyle and the specific needs of the athlete, regardless of their sport. Student athletes can be particularly difficult when it comes to complying with an order to rest, especially if it comes at a key part of the season. Many professional and college teams now have a chiropractor on staff full time, and the American Chiropractic Association now has a sports council.

In other words, a Winnipeg chiropractor can help get you back on the field quickly, without further injury, and even reduce your risk. In fact, there’s some evidence regular chiropractic care can improve athletic performance. All of this makes it worthwhile to talk to a chiropractor after an injury, or even before. Regardless of your chosen sport, chiropractic care can help with injury prevention and recovery.

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