athlete

When it comes to increasing performance to a higher standard, few options are as potent as chiropractic. There are innumerable ways that chiropractic helps the serious athlete, and its efficacy is proven by the growing ranks of professional athletes who use chiropractic as a part of their repertoire. 

Here are some of the ways that chiropractic helps the athlete within you: 

  • Improved mobility: range of motion is immediately improved, allowing you to move as you were intended. By releasing accumulated tension, mobility is improved.
  • Treats sport-specific injuries: have you suffered from tennis elbow? sports hernia? Different injuries correspond to different sports, but both high and low-impact sports come with their own set of risks. Chiropractic lowers the risk of injury for both while reversing the strains that are inherent in athletic endeavor. 
  • Injury prevention: misalignment in the spine is a key retardant to successful rehabilitation. We focus on reducing inflammation and improving blood circulation, to bring nutrients and oxygen to areas that are in dire need. 
  • Decrease pain in the ligaments, joints and muscles. Chiropractic adjustment alleviates pressure on spinal nerves which can cause pain and also combats the severity and frequency of acute back pain. 

One of the biggest reasons athletes suffer injury is because of asymmetry in the body: if one side of the body is weaker than the other, then limitations will obviously ensue. Often times prolonged periods of tension in one side of the body can cause misalignment. At Holmes Chiropractic, we are well versed in the biomechanics of an athlete’s body. Call our office in Houston and let us start helping you optimize your athletic performance today. 

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.