When playing activities that need a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Myers has seen all of these problems in our Asheville patients. Thankfully, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from happening and research proves it.
Dr. Myers keeps current with all of the latest scientific research, and in a report published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic treatment 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.
Researchers noted that there was a "significant" difference 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 received chiropractic treatment 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 organization in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic adjustments really works. If you live near our practice in Asheville and would like to see if Dr. Myers can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (828) 676-0963 for an appointment.
If you're suffering with severe discomfort, Dr. Myers and our staff are here to help you get relief. Give our Asheville office a call today at (828) 676-0963 for an appointment.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back problems, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).