Chiropractic in sport
What is Sports Chiropractic?
Sports Chiropractic differs from chiropractics traditional philosophy in that instead of the aim being to reduce pain and restore normal function we are trying to increase performance and prevent injury. We do this by identifying potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities and correcting them before they turn into a problem. A comprehensive consultation involving a variety of muscle testing, orthopaedic and neurological examinations can identify potential areas that could benefit from improvement. As the saying goes, you’re only as strong as your weakest link. So in order to be and stay at your best requires a continuous effort to address weak areas. We are proud to offer our services to sports teams around Flackwell Heath, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Marlow, and the surrounding areas.
Why do injuries occur?
There are many ways in which injuries occur. Sometimes they are traumatic and not due to a weakness or vulnerability. However, repeated twisting, tackling, striking a ball and lifts subject the body to stress, sometimes this causes imbalances or a reduction of function. This can affect your performance and potentially lead to injury. Chiropractic can make sure you’re performing and functioning optimally.
How can Chiropractic help with sports?
Chiropractic treatment aims to optimise biomechanical function and identify potential weaknesses so you can get more out of your performance and prevent injury from occurring.
Chiropractic care is popular among athletes as it is a natural, non-invasive way which supports injury prevention and higher performance. Many professional athletes receive regular chiropractic care to help stay at the top of their game.
Dr Joshua Brooks (MChiro), DC
Joshua has been passionate about sport and fitness his whole life. He played competitive rugby from a young age and during his time at school found his love for squash.
During his time in the armed forces he represented the Royal Corps of Signals in rugby, squash and basketball, and also obtained a level 1 Squash coaching award.
Now, having left the military he plays for Bisham squash team, has started indoor rock climbing (bouldering) and still continues to train in the gym. He is always trying to further his ability and performance and loves working with others to help them do the same.
Repeated twisting on the lower back and hips whilst kicking a ball can lead to misalignments. These imbalances can cause decreased speed, performance and may lead to injury. With Chiropractic treatment we aim to treat these misalignments so you can get more out of your performance and prevent injury from occurring.
With a correctly aligned spine you can lower your risk of developing tension in your back. This helps injuries that your golf swing can cause. Tiger Woods has previously claimed ”Seeing a Chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practising my swing”
The stress and force exerted on the body when playing cricket can cause misalignments in the spine. These misalignments can cause nerve interference and can weaken the structure of the spinal column. With Chiropractic treatment we aim to treat these misalignments so you can get more out of your performance and prevent injury from occurring.
Tackling, scrummaging or contesting the breakdown all cause a huge amount of neck and cervical spine stress. Misalignments can reduce strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination and can also lead to injury. With Chiropractic treatment we aim to treat these misalignments so you can get more out of your performance and prevent injury from occurring.
Due to the speed, force and twisting involved in tennis, misalignment can often occur and this may lead to injuries involving the shoulder, ankles and knees. Some of the top tennis players in the world are regularly treated by a chiropractor, including Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Venus William previously claimed “Chiropractic gives me the flexibility I need to keep in the game”
When you are working on your gains the last thing you want is to be sidelined by injury. Chiropractic can help by not only relieving the pain but treating the cause of the pain. With a body that is in optimal alignment you’ll get more out of your deadlifts and squats, allowing you to train more efficiently and comfortably.