In recent years the level of competition in high school athletics has dramatically increased and with this new level of competition has come an increase in the number of injuries. Injuries are not only painful but can be demoralizing causing a negative impact on grades, attitude, health and potential scholarships. Once an injury has occurred there is a lot we can do to rehabilitate the athlete, but they will most likely be out of the game for at least four to six weeks, which is an eternity for a high school athlete.
For years chiropractic has been used by college and professional teams to not only treat injuries but to keep athletes at their peak in order to prevent injuries. The following is a list of a few athletes who use Chiropractic: all 32 NFL teams, most NBA and NHL teams, Tiger woods, Michael Jordan, Maurice Jones (video), Barry Bonds, Joe Montana, Wade Boggs, Mark McGuire, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Charles Barkley, Evander Holyfield, John Smoltz, Trevor Hoffman, Irving Fryar, Fred Funk, Jose Canseco, Dan O’Brien (video) and the U.S. Olympic Team all use chiropractic care.
Chiropractic has been shown to increase athletic performance and prevent injuries. High school athletes face increasing demands on their bodies along with a developing skeletons, which make them more susceptible to injuries. Chiropractic can help these athletes as they develop by correcting any spinal misalignment and balancing muscle function.
We have helped a number of high school athletes with injuries they have sustained and helped them prevent injuries in the future. We have an Athletic Trainer on staff that has worked with the majority of IU teams, to learn more about her click here.
To learn more about the sports injuries we treat at our office click here.