When you think of an athlete, some of the first words that likely come to mind are healthy and fit. But surprisingly, that isn’t the case for most athletes. Now, we aren’t saying that athletes are unhealthy; instead, we are pointing out that many have some sort of muscular and/or bone issue.
Athletes put their bodies through a lot, such as jumping, running, smashing, or tackling – all of which take a toll on your bones and muscles.
While a typical method of treatment, painkillers won’t address your deeper needs; whereas, drug-free treatment from a Physical Therapist or Chiropractor can address the root of the problem and help you improve without taking any unnecessary medication.
Here are some ways that seeing a PT or Chiropractor can help with your athletic performance:
- Preventative Care: Your chiropractor or physical therapist will create a custom treatment plan to target areas where you’re most susceptible to injury based on your medical history, and your exercise routine and athletic performance. Your treatment will include learning and practicing techniques and exercises specifically designed for you to maintain strength, balance and overall health to prevent injuries from happening
- Peak Performance: We will help you train more and test your limits while decreasing the risk of injury. In addition to athlete-specific exercises, treatment will help you increase flexibility and strength, further your range of motion, and improve mobility.
- Decrease Recovery Time: Because we treat your pain at its root, rather than through oral medication, regular chiropractic adjustments can help you recover from an injury quicker.
- Avoid Surgery: Effective physical therapy treatment can eliminate the need for surgery, which means no time in a hospital and a faster, drug-free recovery.
At Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, all of our medical professionals have experience working with athletes, ensuring you receive the best-customized physical therapy and chiropractic care. Contact us today for more information!