Improve Athletic Performance with Chiropractic

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When you think of chiropractic care, you’re probably like most people and associate it with back and neck pain.  However, chiropractic care does so much more than relieve back and neck pain, though it can do that too.  It can improve digestion, increase immune system function, relieve chronic headaches, and improve your overall health and quality of life.  Another amazing advantage of regular chiropractic care is increased performance in athletics. Those who are just starting out in sports, those who are working towards a career in athletics, or those who simply enjoy the fun of sports can all enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care on your athletic performance. Additionally, chiropractic care has been recognized recently as one of the top ways for athletes, even professional athletes, to find quick healing and relief from injuries or even avoid injuries altogether.  Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela has helped many athletes improve their performance, and he can help you too!

Chiropractic Care for NFL Players

Because of the incredible benefits of chiropractic care, over 90% of professional athletes include chiropractic adjustments in their regular health regimens. As of the last few years, every single NFL team has a chiropractor on staff while 77% of athletic trainers have referred NFL players to a chiropractor for evaluation or care.  Chiropractic is being recognized so much in the NFL that top players such as Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Jerry Rice, and Marques Colston have spoken about chiropractic care in regards to their health and success in the league.

All Athletes Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Even if you are not an NFL athlete, you can still benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments.  Those who have undergone consistent chiropractic care have found that the healing time for injuries is drastically reduced.  They have also found that, because chiropractic care improves health and wellness, it can also increase performance as it pertains to speed, reaction time, or agility.  Other have improved their balance and power with chiropractic care.  If you are looking to step up your game, then consider regular chiropractic care with Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic in Bentonville, AR.

Chiropractic Care Really Works

Multiple studies have shown how athletes have benefited from chiropractic care.  In one such study, fifty athletes were separated into two groups. One group received chiropractic care and one didn't.  After 6 weeks, those who received regular chiropractic adjustments drastically improved in all 11 athletic tests given while the other group only saw minor improvements in 8 out of 11 tests. 

Athletic performance is connected to spinal health.  Proper alignment reduces nerve interference and allows the body to function at optimal levels of health, including improving athletic performance and healing the body quicker.  Chiropractic adjustments for spinal alignments can also improve blood flow and nerve function to increase agility, reaction times, balance, strength, and other athletic abilities. 

If you are looking to improve your athletic performance or help yourself avoid possible injuries, then see for yourself all the amazing benefits of chiropractic care. Call Arbor Vitae Chiropractic today to set up a consultation.




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