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The birds are chirping again, the sun is rising a bit earlier, and the smell of spring is in the air. Winter has given way to warmer temperatures and longer days, and now we move from indoor fitness pursuits and sporting events to outdoor athletic fields and nature trails. With excitement to break free from the confines of winter, many of us assume we can jump right in where we left off in the fall. Unfortunately, this is often the perfect recipe for pain and injury! While all recreational activities pose some risk of injury, you can often reduce these risks with proper preparation and a smarter training plan.
The first step in injury prevention is understanding why some injuries occur. Through evaluation and education, medical professionals such as chiropractors can prescribe preventive care plans to minimize risk. Many injuries stem from overuse, muscle imbalance, poor mobility, and a lack of preparation. Chiropractic care isn’t simply for recovery. With the right partner by your side, your chiropractor can play a huge role in identifying precursors to injury to help prevent them before they occur.
Whether running the bases, cruising down steep trails, or sprinting on turf, the moving body is a complex structure that demands proper care to keep it functioning at its best. Our bodies change over time, but no matter our age, we face similar challenges when attempting athletic movements and maneuvers we’ve practiced thousands of times.
To prevent injury, we have to maintain strength and coordination throughout our lives as well as maintain proper alignment of our spine and joints. That’s where your trusted chiropractor comes in. Preventing injuries should be a priority for athletes, parents, and coaches. From weekend warriors to seasonal athletes, without proper preparation, participants are prone to developing injuries. Whether treating imbalanced muscle groups or the effects of inadequate recovery from underlying aches and pains, your chiropractor can guide your journey toward optimal performance.
Areas of attention that can be addressed during preventative care:
Your chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation to discover any weakness or imbalance that could lead to injury and develop a customized care plan to minimize the likelihood of injuries before they occur.
When an injury occurs, chiropractors remain your partner in health. You’ll have access to a skilled medical professional trained to assess injuries, evaluate the need for pain management techniques, and design a tailored recovery program. Once recovery is sufficient, they’ll also guide you toward a safe return to activity, whether for leisurely or competitive purposes.
As specialists in sport and movement, your chiropractor at MCR Chiropractic is here to keep you hitting the links, scoring from the pitch, and swinging for the fences this spring!
To request an evaluation, complete the form below or contact your nearest MCR Chiropractic location.