How Manhattan Chiropractors Help Athletes Perform At Their Best}

Submitted by: Alisa Murphy

Both experienced athletes and brand new exercisers are vulnerable to a multitude of conditions that can result from physical activity. These conditions can result from a single accident, or be the byproduct of prolonged wear-and-tear. Manhattan chiropractors and therapists are highly trained in sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy and massage therapy, and have a commitment to giving the finest care to athletes, and helping them to perform at their very best.

Commonly treated conditions associated with athletes include muscle spasms and lower back pain, hip pain and knee-related injuries, headaches and herniated disks, soft tissue and muscle injuries, repetitive stress injuries and pinched nerves, shoulder pain, sciatica, and many other sports related injuries.

What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes?


The National Football League reports that all 32 NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff – Chiropractors offer chiropractic manipulative treatment, or adjustments, to minimize or eliminate movement pain and to increase flexibility. Chiropractic therapy relieves ankle and knee injuries pain, such as sprains, and helps to relieve headaches, which can come from neck and head injuries. It helps to prevent groin injuries, and future injuries by increasing body strength and allowing better mobility and flexibility.

Manhattan NY Chiropractic Offices offer treatment for injuries caused by forceful impacts, over-training, repetitive motions, and a failure to properly warm up – A structural exam of your balance, spine, and posture will be performed, as well as an examination of your back, tendons, joints, extremities, and ligaments. Most commonly, spinal mobilization and spinal manipulation will be performed. A manual impulse will be performed on an affected joint, which will release joint pressure and realign your joints and muscles. Patients that need a gentler approach will be treated with spinal mobilization and simple stretches that can release joint pressure. Heating, icing, and electric stimulation may also be used by your chiropractor

Chiropractic adjustments are useful for relief from muscle spasms, inflammation, swelling, headaches, and burning dull pains – Athletes who benefit from chiropractic treatments include runners, marathoners, tennis pros, Olympic athletes, amateur sports players and baseball and basketball players

Other treatments for athletes can include electric muscle stimulation (EMS), hydrotherapy, which uses water pressure and temperature to simulate blood flow and relieve pain, and manual therapy, where chiropractors move and knead muscles and joints which treats discomfort and pain. Neuromuscular rehabilitation retrains your neuromuscular system to function properly by manipulating each joint individually to achieve its maximum range of motion. Therapeutic rehabilitative exercise can also be used, such as bikes, treadmills, weight training, and resistance bands and tubing

Trigger point injections administer local anesthetics to a trigger point (commonly referred to as a knot) via a small needle, to facilitate relaxation. Anti-inflammatory steroids and anesthetics can also be delivered to bursa sacs (located next to body joints) via a thin needle to relieve pain and reduce inflammation

Learn how you can reach your maximum athletic potential and whole body wellness with the help of a Manhattan Chiropractic Office.

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