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One of the major pillars to health is to be active! It’s said to be the closest thing we have to a wonder drug which improves physical and emotional wellbeing whilst being one of the major positive factors toward changing the status of many lifestyle related diseases.
Whether you are an avid walker, Crossfit athlete, golfer or yoga fanatic you will be utilising the 33 vertebrae of the spine to take you through ever twist, bend, shift of the body associated with your activity. The spine also contains an incredibly valuable asset, the nervous system, this is what co-ordinates movement within your body. Chiropractors focus on restoring motion to spine, balancing the nervous system and helping improve the function of your soft tissues which can:
improve range of motion
natural pain relief for post workout muscle soreness
reduce recovery time
increase flexibility and performance
help various other aspects of musculoskeletal dysfunctions associated with sport.
Professional athletes who have had Chiropractic care:
Many professional athletes past and present have utilised Chiropractic care including: Usain Bolt (Running), Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth (Golf), Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose (Basketball), Ronda Rousey (Mixed Martial Arts), Rich Froning (Crossfit Athlete), the list goes on.
If you are typically an active person and wish to either return or optimise your body to your chosen activity then please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Did you know?
Professional athletes who have had Chiropractic care: Usain Bolt, Phil Mickelson, Michael Jordan, Derrick Rose, Ronda Rousey, Rich Froning and many more.*
*Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani speaking at Chiropractic Essentials Conference 2017 in Birmingham
Does Chiropractic care hurt?
If any soreness is ever perceived, this is often compared to post exercise soreness. Most of the time patients in our care have reported they feel a relief after having a chiropractic adjustment.
If I go to a Chiropractor, will I have to go for the rest of my life?
This is entirely up to you. After ‘corrective care’ comes ‘maintenance care’ - this is a check-up of your spine every so often, which is like having a service check done on your car.
If I am under Chiropractic care, do I still need to take my pain medication?
The guidance of your medication is to be advised and managed by the care provider who prescribed this medication. Though it can be said that Chiropractic care has commonly provided pain relief for many patients who have gone on to not requiring as frequent pain medication.
I 'POP' my own back so why do I need to see a Chiropractor?
Its highly advised that you don't try to forcefully manipulate your own spine. Chiropractors have trained for many years to specifically and gently adjust joints in the right manner, location and direction. It is very difficult to precisely and safely do this to yourself.
How many treatments do I require?
As you can appreciate this depends on a patient’s individual case. After the consultation and examination, the chiropractor will analyse and develop a treatment plan that is specific to your case. There will be an end date for your corrective care and the chiropractor will go through this plan with you at the report of findings stage.