Chiropractic for Athletes

by Dr. Sean Landry on July 18, 2012

Chiropractic: The Athlete’s Advantage

Tiger Woods Chiropractic for West Island AthletesWhat do high performing athletes do that most do not? Hint, it isn’t train harder because that’s a given…

Athletes incorporate regular adjustments by Chiropractors into their training and recovery regimen.

Whether it is in-season maintenance or off-season training, chiropractic care is the secret weapon keeping athletes at their best.

Optimal Alignment

When your body is in optimal alignment, like a finely tuned Formula 1 race car, your nervous system is firing on all cylinders which leads to increased reaction time, speed and power output. The result- better performance, fewer injuries and a quicker recovery.

From the NFL, to the NHL to the PGA tour- athletes are getting regular chiropractic adjustments from team Chiropractors.

“I would estimate that in excess of 90% of all world-class athletes use Chiropractic care to prevent injuries and to increase their performance potential.” – Sean Atkins, PhD, Exercise Physiologist

Structure dictates Function

Chiropractic was founded on the premise that structure dictates function. If a joint, whether in the vertebral column (neck, mid or low back, etc…) or extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle) is misaligned it affects the communication between the nervous system and the rest of the body.

Proper nerve supply is essential to controlling and regulating how your body functions which transfers directly to how you perform on the playing field and recover off of it.

“I’ve been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” – Tiger Woods

Competing in sports involving, bumps, falls, changes in direction, twists and turns (which happens in every sport) put certain stresses and forces on the vertebra of the spine, causing them to lose their proper position.

These minor misalignments of the spine, known as “vertebral subluxations,” cause nerve interference and weaken the entire structure of the spine.

Lance Armstrong Chiropractic West Island AthletesBecause Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of human biomechanics, they are very aware of proper posture and movement.

By observing an athlete in action, a Chiropractor can often detect and prevent a structural problem that can lead to injury or poor performance. Athletic injuries are often caused by improper biomechanics or muscle imbalances throughout the spine and extremities.

“I could not have won the Tour de France without the assistance of my Chiropractor.” – Lance Armstrong

Get Adjusted and Improve your Game

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, a weekend warrior or anyone in between, you too can benefit from Chiropractic care.

Call today to book your appointment with Dr. Landry and see for yourself how Chiropractic can help keep you in and improve your game.

Yours in health,


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