As the official chiropractors for the Norfolk Admirals Hockey Team, Norfolk Tides Baseball Team, and the Christopher Newport University Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams our doctors at Wards Corner Chiropractic have a long history of caring for athletes. And, if you’re an athlete, you understand how the numerous demands of participating in a sport can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries are due to forceful impacts, repetitive motion, over-training, and not warming up properly. Seeing a chiropractor can help you when you’ve suffered sports injuries and, more importantly, help to prevent injuries.
Evaluating Care Specifically for You
To start, a chiropractor will ask you questions about your health and perform a structural exam of your posture, spine, and balance. Your chiropractor will also examine your back, extremities, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Using this information, they will be able to determine what treatment would benefit you.
If you are about to begin an exercise program or a sport, it’s recommended that athletes get evaluated by a chiropractor. Chiropractors can check your muscles and spine to detect imbalance and alleviate tension so that the body can work naturally rather than be injury prone.
To help prevent injuries, the Wards Corner chiropractic team is skilled at manually adjusting the spine to ensure that your bones are lined up and balanced, which helps relieve tension in the body. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury. The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or improve joint function while resolving inflammation and reducing any pain. Adjustments can treat neck or back injuries but also relieves pain throughout the joints and muscles in the body.
Speed Up Recovery
In addition, chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Our team at Wards Corner Chiropractic specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries. We have specific techniques and treatments to help athletes heal fast while providing tips for avoiding injuries in the future. As mentioned, we work with numerous athletic teams in the Hampton Roads area, and serve as their official chiropractors.
Regular Care Can Improve Your Performance
It's not just injured athletes who visit chiropractors. In fact, an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use chiropractic care to not only prevent injuries, but to boost their performance as well. All NFL teams employ on-staff chiropractors. And, more and more research is proving that regular chiropractic improves athletic performance.
Children’s Sports and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care isn’t just for pros and adults—children who are involved in any sport can gain great benefits from ongoing chiropractic care. Chiropractic is perfectly safe for children of any age and is an important tool for preventing long-term damage to your child’s growing and fast-changing body while participating in different sports.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children aged 0 to 19 years old are treated for sports and recreational injuries. Of these injuries, musculoskeletal is by far the most common. Whether your child is in a contact sport like football or hockey or a non-contact sport like gymnastics or swimming, regular checkups, adjustments, and therapies are essential for injury prevention and optimal performance.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior…or a seasoned athlete, we’ll get you back in the game faster! Book your appointment today 757-588-8908.
The American Chiropractic Association
Palmer College of Chiropractic