Peak Sports Performance and Sports Injuries Part 3: The Role of Chiropractic in Sports Injury Treatment and Prevention

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You have probably heard “A chain is no stronger than it’s weakest link.”  The same is true in the human body.  If any type of imbalance exists in an athlete, there will usually be a “weak link” somewhere in their body. Chiropractic plays a vital role in sports because the treatment and prevention approach is designed to minimize any “weak links” that may contribute to “energy leaks,” sports injuries, and reduced sports performance.   Although injuries are a part of sports, keeping athletes free of…

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Peak Sports Performance and Sports Injuries Part 2: The Role of Chiropractic in Maximizing Sports Performance

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Most sports involve throwing, catching, running, jumping, kicking or swinging a bat, stick, club or racket to hit an object.  These movements require the generation and transfer of force (energy) through the body to accomplish these tasks.  Many sports involve the transfer of force from the feet through the hips and core to the shoulder, arm and hands.  A few examples of this include a quarterback throwing a pass, a baseball player swinging a bat, or a gymnast performing a backflip.  If an athlete can…

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Peak Sports Performance and Sports Injuries Part 1: The Foundation for Sports Performance Development

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Peak performance is the ultimate goal of athletes and their coaches in sports.  Many experts in the field of exercise physiology have devoted their entire career to determine the requirements for peak sports performance and develop cutting edge training programs to achieve these goals.  Although there is a very long list of factors that impact sports performance and sports injuries, in this series of articles we will focus on the neurological and mechanical factors that impact sports performance and how chiropractic can enhance these factors…

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