Preventing Leg Injuries with Chiropractic
When playing sports that demand a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not uncommon to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many athletes have found themselves sidelined. Dr. Nowak has seen all of these problems in our South Buffalo patients. Fortunately, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery
Dr. Nowak keeps up-to-date with all of the recent scientific research, and in a report published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. 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 receiving care once per 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" difference in the number of lower limb 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 conclude that sports chiropractic treatment 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. 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. Nowak Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster
If you're struggling with severe pain, Dr. Nowak and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our South Buffalo office a call today at (716) 825-4121 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).