When performing sports activities that require a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to suffer some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves sidelined. Sweeney Chiropractic has seen all of these problems in our Nashville patients. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.
Sweeney Chiropractic keeps up-to-date with all of the recent 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 half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic therapy at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant receiving care once a week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before reducing 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 received chiropractic treatment also had less weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports organization in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic therapy really works. If you live near our clinic in Nashville and would like to see if Sweeney Chiropractic can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (615) 331-7040 for an appointment.
If you're troubled with severe issues, Sweeney Chiropractic and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Nashville office a call today at (615) 331-7040 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).