When performing sports that need a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Montero Chiropractic Clinic has seen all of these issues in our Yuma patients. Fortunately, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.
Montero Chiropractic Clinic keeps up-to-date with all of the latest scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic adjustments at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant receiving care once every week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.
The authors noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they observed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic adjustments also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to determine that sports chiropractic intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports team in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic adjustments works. If you live near our practice in Yuma and would like to see if Montero Chiropractic Clinic can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (928) 782-2233 for an appointment.
If you're suffering from severe issues, Montero Chiropractic Clinic and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Yuma office a call today at (928) 782-2233 for an appointment.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back problems, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).