San Diego Chiropractor Dr. Devin Young, personal Chiropractor to 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, stresses the importance of the steps that should be taken in order to reduce sports injuries. Part of that picture is exercise. More important is insuring that the nervous system is communicating with the rest of the body. When muscles are strong and the rest of the body is in tune you are less prone to injury. Keeping the body in balance is just one of the ways that you stay injury free and one of the ways that you keep your body in balance is through consistent chiropractic care.
You can also reduce injuries by doing proper stretching before you exercise or doing any athletic performance. up” session should be done first. Once warmed up, stretching that you do should be directly related to the physical activities or sport that you will be performing.
If you are running it will be important to stretch the hamstrings, quadriceps, calf muscles, foot muscles, the lower back muscles and core muscles as well as the shoulder muscles. If you are doing a sport like baseball, you should be concerned about the core muscles, the back, shoulders and neck muscles. For golfers, pay attention to the pelvis, legs, shoulders and neck.
Dr. Young has said, “Whether you are a weekend warrior or an Olympian, being in spinal alignment is critical for staying healthy and performing your best. Optimal spinal integrity ensures every movement you make is maximized. Many professional athletes and athletic teams have chiropractors on staff to ensure they stay healthy and to maintain their competitive edge. In fact, many well-known athletes get adjusted right before they step into the ring or onto the field.”
You should continually listen to your body and simply don’t overdo any certain activity. It would also be wise to be under consistent chiropractic care. When the body is working up to optimum levels, you don’t get hurt.
Sports teams, professional athletes, high performance driven teams often utilize chiropractic care. Once an athlete starts a program of chiropractic care their performances flourish. When you’re well-adjusted and the body is in balance your body is more efficient, stronger and less likely to be injured. If you are injured, recovery time will be shorter. All of that translates into better health, better results and a better life.
To see more about Dr. Young visit: http://www.chiropractic.sandiegoprofessionaljournal.com/san-diego-chiropractor-dr-devin-young/. Or contact Dr. Young at his office 2425 Camino Del Rio S., #100 San Diego, CA or by calling 619-756-7510.