When performing activities that demand a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many athletes have found themselves sidelined. Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has seen all of these concerns in our Harrisburg patients. Thankfully, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.
Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 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 engaging in 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.
Researchers noted that there was a "significant" difference in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they observed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic adjustments 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 United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic treatment really works. If you live near our office in Harrisburg and would like to see if Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 for an appointment.
If you're troubled with severe issues, Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Harrisburg office a call today at (717) 657-2561 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).