While Simone Biles, Noah Lyles, and Katie Ledecky prepare to flip, sprint, and swim their way to victory at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, athletes right here in Eugene, OR, are preparing for athletic achievements all their own. You may not realize it, but Olympians and local athletes have something in common: They experience the benefits of chiropractic care for athletic performance.

Athletes frequently seek chiropractic treatment before and after a big game or intense practice to optimize their performance. But why is chiro so popular among the athletic community? It’s easy: chiropractic is a holistic, non-invasive method that can deter, manage, and bring relief for a range of musculoskeletal concerns.

Chiropractic can provide all the tools you need to play at your highest potential. Contact Active Chiropractic today to get started!

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What Are the Top 5 Pros of Chiropractic for Athletes?

Pro 1: No or Less Prescriptions & Surgeries

Chiropractic therapy can provide an alternative, natural method to alleviate pain for those who participate in physically demanding activities, from basketball players to ballet dancers. For pain, prescription medication is, of course, an option, but what if you want to live and play drug-free? Following an injury, surgery can provide a solution, but what if you don’t want to be sidelined all season? Chiropractic delivers a non-invasive approach to sports medicine.

At Active Chiropractic, we’ve helped plenty of patients minimize pain and strain through spinal manipulation. In addition, we’ve found the Graston Technique and Active Release Technique incredibly beneficial for patients who have suffered sports injuries.

Pro 2: Pain Reduction & Injury Recovery

Are you an athlete with chronic lower back pain? You’re not alone — this is common for even the healthiest athletes. Chiropractors are here to help promote proper spinal alignment and suggest treatments that provide long-term benefits. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, “participants who received spinal manipulation, personal instruction, and exercises had less pain after 12 weeks and used less medication a year later than participants who received only personal instruction and exercises.” 

Have you recently suffered a game-altering sports injury? Athletes are often devastated about the idea of having to wait to play. However, chiro treatments such as ultrasound and cold laser therapy, soft tissue massages, and Kinesio Taping give players a smoother, quicker recovery than surgery.

Pro 3: Chiro Supports You As an Athlete & Person

Trainers and coaches will often point athletes in the direction of chiro therapy to assist with the development of muscles and ligament stability.

However, while athleticism may be what’s most important to you, it’s not what’s most important to your body — even if that’s what you want. Chiropractic care brings long-term benefits in full body awareness, health, and function whether you’re accomplishing greatness in your game or everyday life.

Pro 4: Play a Better & More Rewarding Game

Whether your sport is played on the field, mat, pool, or rink, you’ll find that chiropractic care boosts your potential for athletic achievement. Our therapies focus on spinal alignment, and after an adjustment, athletes find a greater range of motion and improve overall athletic performance.

The professionals prefer chiropractic. In fact, the MLB and NFL (and most major sports teams and organizations) have chiropractors on staff to tend to teammates.

What Some of Your Favorite Athletes Have Said About Chiropractic

“I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to my chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge” — Evander Holyfield (Boxer)

“Without chiropractic, I wouldn’t be able to play consistently throughout the season.” — Johnny Damon (Baseball Player)

“Chiropractic care has been essential to my good health and successes — including earning multiple gold medals in international competitions over the past ten years”. — Allison Jones (Summer & Winter Paralympic athlete)

Pro 5: Caring & Expert Local Doctors

Another great thing about chiropractic treatment? It’s accessible! Our esteemed chiropractic practice is located in central Eugene, OR! If you’re an athlete looking to minimize pain and maximize performance, contact us today!

Live well, Live active. To learn more about how we can help you improve your health, please reach out to us at 541-543-5032.