- Spectrum Medical
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR ATHLETES
Updated: Aug 12, 2022
In the world of athletics, there might not be many sportsmen as prone to serious injury as those who ride motorcycles, ATVs or other such one man mobiles. Exposed to the elements and commonly traveling over a hundred miles per hour, a handful of hospitalizing injuries are pretty much the norm for mobile sportsmen. The easiest thing to seriously injure when you fall off of a vehicle traveling dozens of miles an hour would have to be the body’s first line of defense, the musculoskeletal system. You’d be hard pressed to find more than a few mobile sports veterans who haven’t sustained a broken bone or ten in their careers. Of course, this evaluation is nothing new; as with boxing or the martial arts, nobody gets into mobile sports expecting to eventually retire without a single battle scar to show for it. Even the more casual mobile sports enthusiast knows that injury is far from uncommon for motorcyclists and ATV riders. Someone looking to get involved with mobile sports to any degree should arm themselves with some basic knowledge of first aid and emergency treatment and, if they hope to ride another day, the recuperative therapy and treatment that chiropractic care can provide for the mobile sports athlete.
If at all possible, a mobile sportsman should try to seek out a competent chiropractic care professional who exclusively treats athletes, as someone who specializes in athletic chiropractic care will be more experienced with the athlete’s needs than chiropractic care professionals with less specific training, meaning they won’t have to ask as many questions and the treatment will be delivered by someone who’s done exactly this plenty of times before, making for a much quicker recuperation period, allowing the athlete to get back on the field quickly and safely. It may be a bit much to ask but you might even be able to find a doctor with personal experience as a mobile sports athlete, if only for the peace of mind in knowing that your doctor knows exactly what you’re going through, having experienced your injury him or herself.
A mobile sports athlete is recommended to make sure and follow the doctor’s orders. There are times when training in spite of an injury might do so much damage as to end a career, or conversely, there could be times when proper treatment for seemingly debilitating injury leaves the sportsman ready to ride again just days later.
An unexpected benefit of talking with a chiropractic care professional specializing in sports; he or she might be able to help you improve your game whether you’re injured or not. A lot of athletes have learned training techniques or stretching exercises from their chiropractors and gone on to be much more efficient sportsmen, so it’s not a bad idea to talk to a chiropractor even before the need for rehabilitation or treatment arises.