Benefits of chiropractic treatment for sports people

Statistics indicate that athletes who use chiropractic treatment have an advantage over those who don’t in terms of injury and fatigue. This article with points out some of the ways our chiropractor here at Johns Green Chiropractic clinic, Kilkenny can help you with your sport.

1.      It helps to relieve stress loaded on the body from games and heavy training sessions.

Twisting and explosive muscle movements during a sport all load the spine and its joints with tension. Any impact will also load stress onto the joints and surrounding ligaments. Here at Johns Green chiropractic clinic, Kilkenny, our chiropractor performs adjustments to remove this stress from the spine.

2.      Chiropractic can treat specific injuries caused by sports

Research shows that regular chiropractic treatment reduces the chances of “non-contact” injures from sport such as muscle strains and joint sprains. Once injured, chiropractic treatment speeds up the recovery time and leads to improved healing, it does this by relaxing the muscles and facilitating improved circulation. Chiropractic has been shown to benefit headaches, neck pain, back pain, arm pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, medical knee ligament injury and ankle sprain to name a few.

3.      Chiropractic is a non-invasive treatment option

Long term and short-term use of some drugs are not good for our bodies. They can affect our health if used long term. How chiropractor her at the Kilkenny clinic do not use drug as part of their treatment.

4.      Prevention of future injury’s.

Identifying weak areas of your body is important, by doing this you will then be given a programme to strengthen this area by your chiropractor. Strengthening the muscles will support the joints more during the stresses of your sport and an injury is less likely to occur.

5.      A decrease in pain.

By using spinal manipulations or adjustments, your chiropractor is affecting the nervous system of your body, this helps to restore proper function of the joint, relax the surrounding musculature and in turn reduce pain in the area due to joint stiffness and muscle tightness.

6.      It increases the strength in muscles.

Although the chiropractic manipulation or adjustments was initial given for treatment purposes, research now shows that chiropractic care increases the strength of an athlete. Strength and performance are synonymous, one rarely works without the other, it follows that as body strength improves performance levels improve.

If you would like to contact our chiropractor here at Johns Green chiropractic clinic, then please do not hesitate to contact us by email at or at 0567715775