Sports Injuries and Chiropractic- Northbrook Clinic

For any athlete, from a beginner little league baseball player to an elite pro tennis player, they all know that to become the best proper form and technique must be mastered. With a focus on good form, anyone can tap into their own innate athleticism through optimized strength and biomechanics.

This is what makes complicated movements, like that perfect golf swing or an elegant pirouette, look seamless and easy. Yet, we all know that being good at a sport is not easy. It takes hard-earned practice and dedication to become the best of the best.

The importance of form in sports is why more than 90% of top-performing athletes participate in regular chiropractic care. In fact, did you know that almost every single professional football player, baseball player, and U.S. Olympian work with a chiropractor? Most prestigious sports teams even have a chiropractor on staff because they are the go-to spine experts for optimizing performance.

Athletic Performance and Spinal Alignment

Chiropractors are specially trained to assess and promote optimal spinal alignment through gentle, non-invasive adjustments, corrective posturing and exercise and much more. Practitioners specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) are part of an elite, research-based, results-oriented group that addresses spinal misalignment. When the spine is misaligned, nerve flow can become stagnant, leading to body dysfunction and suboptimal performance in athletes.

Even seemingly small spinal misalignment issues can have large repercussions when it comes to athletics. Having a chiropractor as part of your performance team may help you stay on top of your game, literally. They will be able to prevent, treat, and promote healing for an array of issues that may arise with training and performance.

The root cause of most issues with body performance and dysfunction comes down to spinal misalignment. If you feel you haven’t reached your full potential, have plateaued, or know something is off with your technique, chiropractors like Dr. Gregg Gerstin at Align Wellness Center in Northbrook, Illinois, may help you get the answers you’re looking for. He is one of only a handful of chiropractors in the nation that is CBP certified.

Optimize Your Alignment, Optimize Your Performance

The human body is essentially a very complicated piece of equipment. And just like any piece of equipment or machine, it requires frequent tuning and maintenance to keep running efficiently. You wouldn’t ride the same motorbike every day for months or even years without adjusting the chain, changing the oil, and testing the electronics and motor. Without regular maintenance, you would expect it to eventually malfunction and break down on you.

The same goes for the spine and the entire musculoskeletal system, especially when it comes to athletics. You can think of chiropractic care as the best way to keep the human body well maintained and efficient with all of its daily activities. Specifically, when the spine has properly aligned the rest of the body can coordinate and function properly thanks to good nerve flow and energy. Proper nerve flow prevents issues in the body like rust and inefficiency, just like a machine.

Here are just a few of the benefits you may gain from regular CBP chiropractic care as an athlete:

  • Biomechanical efficiency of the body
  • Optimized core strength and limb coordination
  • Increased endurance and stamina with training and performance
  • Less fatigue and quicker recovery between trainings and athletic events
  • Injury prevention
  • Improved mental clarity and precision
  • And much more…

Unlock Your Potential with Chiropractic Care

One of the main reasons that athletes retire or quit a sport is related to burnout and frustration. This can be from injury, aging, mental exhaustion, or a simple decline in performance. Chiropractic care may ultimately help prevent injury, maximize performance potential, and leave an athlete feeling in control. When this is the case, a sport can be both fun and sustainable for a lot longer than may be expected.

If you like the sound of all these benefits, contact Dr. Gregg Gerstin at Align Wellness Center in Northbrook, IL today. He may help you get on track to success in your sport. Potential treatment options include soft tissue massage, corrective exercise, posture training, core strengthening, biomechanics and lifestyle education and more. A personalized program will be developed based on your specific needs.

What untapped potential is waiting for you to discover with the right expertise and spinal alignment? Every athlete should have a chiropractor on call for all their performance needs. Keeping the entire neuromuscular system healthy with good spinal alignment is a recipe for success. With a spine expert in your “court” you will have a great competitive edge, no matter your skill level, age, or sport. Plus, being able to put your best foot forward is just more fun!

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.

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