An article posted yesterday by the Western Gazette brings to light the ever growing role of chiropractic in professional sports. Wimbledon is one of tennis’s most prestigious tournaments and it is underway right now. Some of the greats that have won this magnificent tournament are Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams and Martina Navratilova. All of these champions use chiropractic to help improve flexibility, strength, and stability. Chiropractic also helps athletes to recover from injury and helps them to avoid injury to begin with. When asked how she was able to win Wimbledon at the age of 46 Martina Navratilova replied “a chiropractor was instrumental in putting my body back together.” Tiger Woods was quoted as saying that chiropractic was “as important to his training as practicing his swing.” He frequently credits chiropractic care with helping to improve his training and fitness. Doctors of Chiropractic are trained for 4 years after undergraduate studies to diagnose and treat musculo-skeletal disorders. Chiropractors can detect imbalances in muscle strength, flexibility issues, and poor mechanics. Chiropractors are also trained to detect problems with balance, coordination, and posture.
If you are involved in sports of any kind get checked by your local chiropractor before an injury occurs. Anyone who has been involved in sports for any length of time will tell you same thing. It’s not “if” but “when” you will get hurt, so do yourself a favor and minimize your chances of serious injury.