Preventing Leg Injuries with Chiropractic

South Buffalo-sports-therapyWhen playing sports activities that demand a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to suffer some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Dr. John Nowak has seen all of these problems in our South Buffalo patients. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Dr. John Nowak keeps current with all of the latest 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 half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a treatment group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once every week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

The authors noted that there was a "significant" difference in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they noticed that the subjects who received chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports organization in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic works. If you live near our practice in South Buffalo and would like to see if Dr. John Nowak can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (716) 825-4121 for an appointment.

Dr. John Nowak Can Help Clients Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're troubled with severe pain, Dr. John Nowak and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our South Buffalo office a call today at (716) 825-4121 for an appointment today.

Study Information

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).

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