To be the best in your chosen sport it is vital that your body functions at its best. Whether it is the minute differences in the forearm muscle tension of golf, the precision eye-hand co-ordination of tennis or the peak physical fitness of running or cycling. Whatever you do you will do it better if your brain and your body are communicating at their best. Interference to that communication can make all the difference between winning and losing.
Incurring an Injury
When a runner injures a calf midway through a race, or a footballer tears his Achilles tendon as he kicks the ball in the same way he has kicked it thousands of times before, it may not be the running or the kicking that has caused the injury; but an underlying spinal or joint problem that is finally manifested itself as the body is no longer able to compensate.
Whether your sporting level is amateur or professional, your body is prone to the same kind of injuries. Repeated stresses can lead to a small losses of movement in the bones of your spine and extremity joints, which in turn can interfere with the healthy working of your muscles and nerves. Many coming to Exeter Chiropractic Clinic have ignored the pain and carried on for too long without treatment and are now struggling with a chronic
injury such as repeated muscle strains, Achilles tendon injures and tennis elbow to name a few.
Trying to run an injury off is usually not a good idea. If your body is not working correctly, you will continue to overload the injury, prolonging the healing process and risking further problems as a result of your body compensating. Chiropractic treatment aims to restore normal function to your joints and muscles as well as your nervous system, and may increase your control, co-ordination and muscle strength; this allows your injury will heal more quickly and be much less likely to come back.