That put an American Mara Abbott in the lead for roughly 20 excruiting minutes. In the final seconds, three others overtook her and she came in 4th. It was painful to watch the Gold slip from her hands so quickly.
It serves as a reminder that games are won and lost in seconds and sometimes there are serious injuries. Even injuries that seem less serious than skidding on the pavement at 50 miles an hour, can sideline athletes. Take the hamstring for example. Your hamstrings run down the backs of your thighs and Health Insights Today says that they’re one of the most common (and costly) sports injuries out there. For years, traditional sports medicine has chalked them up to poor flexibility or inadequate warm up but more recent knowledge shows that there is an underlying cause which is directly addressed by chiropractic care.
It’s not surprising. Chiropractic care addresses your entire body and helps keep it in tip top shape.
How does that relate to hamstring injuries? Well, your feet, knees, hips, pelvis and lower back are all connected. When one area is out of alignment it can throw everything out of balance. Poor posture, joint restrictions and micro muscle imbalances can all contribute to potential injury.
The body is a finely tuned instrument and daily habits cause things to migrate away from their proper places. There’s a reason a good trainer or coach harps on proper form. When you’re not in proper form, that’s when injuries can occur. Chiropractic adjustments re align the body so that every muscle, nerve, and tissue is put back into its proper place.
That’s one of the reasons professional athletes have massage therapists and chiropractors as part of their routine. Both massage and chiropractic care can soothe sore muscles as well as help players stay in top condition and even prevent injury.
Now that August is here, high school sports teams start practicing for the fall season. As you know, top performing players win accolades, trophies and college scholarships. If your student athlete is hoping to be part of the college roster you want to help him or her use every advantage so they can perform their best. Chiropractic care can help keep your student in top shape and prevent injuries.
If you’re in Doylestown, PA, we’re located right across the street from CB West and will be happy to offer a free consultation.