Posted by Dr Eric Pragle, LMT, DC
Sports Chiropractors are becoming more common over the years as preventative care in the sports arena is so important. With a steady growth in the participation of sports in high school and college, we can expect employment in the area to increase as well. Today, most NFL players use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential in their demanding sports. Logically, if a player's stays competitive in the field, millions of dollars are earned. This is the number one reason why coaches and athletic agents are encouraging athletes to maintain continuous treatment.
Performance in any sport is affected by a combination of strength, flexibility, speed and coordination. When the spine exhibits incorrect movements or alignments, it can create imbalances in the muscles and spine causing an irritation in the nervous system, which can interfere with function. As a result, those athletes that receive treatment regularly, will often attribute greater success to the sports team and health. It’s proven that high-impact sports can place the same amount of strain of the body as a auto accident. Other benefits include reduces headaches, shoulder pain, ankle injuries and injury prevention.
At Pragle and Chiropractic and Massage we specialize in treating athlete's/patients. We prepare to treat the whole person, and tailor a comprehensive program to avoid future injuries. Our number one purpose with athletes is to achieve an optimal level of performance. Helping you through training and recovery. Any professional can benefit from our treatments, from maximizing athletic performance and preventing injuries, to stress management. We want you to walk out of our clinic feeling taller, balanced and like everything is in place!
For more information visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850 508 5951