Preventing Leg Injuries with Chiropractic
When playing sports that require a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to suffer some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves sidelined. Dr. Louis Valentine has seen all of these problems in our Beechmont, Ohio patients. The good news is, chiropractic care can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery
Dr. Louis Valentine keeps up-to-date with all of the recent scientific research, and in a paper published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once a week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before reducing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.
The authors noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they observed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to determine that sports chiropractic intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports team in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic really works. If you live near our practice in Beechmont, Ohio and would like to see if Dr. Louis Valentine can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (513) 247-2222 for an appointment.
Dr. Louis Valentine Can Help People Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster
If you're troubled with severe pain, Dr. Louis Valentine and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Beechmont, Ohio office a call today at (513) 247-2222 for an appointment today.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).