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Chiropractic Helps Prevent Lower Limb Injuries for Athletes

Tallahassee, FL sports therapyWhen doing sports that demand a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to sustain some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many people have found themselves out of commission. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has seen all of these problems in our Tallahassee, FL patients. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers 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 treatment group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant engaging in care once per 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.

Researchers noted that there was a "significant" difference in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they observed that the subjects who received chiropractic 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 organization in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic works. If you live near our practice in Tallahassee, FL and would like to see if Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're troubled with severe pain, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Tallahassee, FL office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment today.

Reference

Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).