We come across a good deal of sports injuries in our Yuma office, and Montero Chiropractic Clinic is generally able to assist these athletes. Stanford Childrens Hospital states that over 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults injured each year while engaged in sports-related activities, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the importance of preventing these sorts of common injuries. One approach to potentially achieve that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in routine chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are commonplace, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's odds of winning. One particular study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic adjustments could cut down on these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study in particular, every one of the players got medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also engaged in chiropractic treatments at the rate of one session per week for the first six weeks, biweekly treatments for the following three months, and one session per month for the last three months of the study. The remaining group had no chiropractic intervention at all and were used as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic care.
After 24 matches, scientists noticed a diminished amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Furthermore, that same group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to come to the conclusion that chiropractic ought to be added to sports training programs to dramatically reduce the number of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you want to make sure greater time is dedicated on the field as opposed to on the bench, call our Yuma office at (928) 782-2233 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!