We come across a lot of sports injuries in our Prescott clinic, and Weary Chiropractic Clinic is generally able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that over 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults injured annually while engaged in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the necessity of minimizing these sorts of widespread injuries. One approach to potentially realize that goal, as reported by a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in regular chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's likelihood of securing a win. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic could diminish these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study particularly, every one of the participants received medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also received chiropractic sessions at the rate of one treatment each week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one treatment a month for the final three months of the study. The other participants were given no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and were used as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic care.
Following 24 matches, researchers reported a lessened number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Moreover, that very group also missed fewer matches correlated to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be added to sports training programs to dramatically decrease the quantity of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you want to ensure more time is spent on the field versus on the bench, call our Prescott office at (928) 778-2227 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!