When performing activities that demand a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, plantar fascitis, and more, many people have found themselves sidelined. Dr. John W. Phelts, D.C. has seen all of these problems in our New York patients. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.
Dr. Phelts keeps up-to-date with all of the recent scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly 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 every 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" decrease in the number of leg 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 intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports team in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic really works. If you live near our office in New York and would like to see if Dr. Phelts can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (212) 286-2012 for an appointment.
If you're troubled with severe pain, Dr. Phelts and our staff are here to help you recover with chiropractic adjustments and applied kinesiology. Give our New York office a call today at (212) 286-2012 for an appointment today. We are near the 10016,10017, and 10018 zip codes.
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).