We encounter a good deal of sports injuries in our Rochester Hills, MI office, and Dr. Ronda Dalton is generally able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital reports that over 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and younger are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults injured each year while taking part in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the necessity of preventing these types of common injuries. One way to possible achieve that goal, according to a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg injuries are common, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's chance at winning. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic could cut down on these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study specifically, all of the participants was given medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also were given chiropractic treatments at the rate of 1 session each week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one treatment each month for the remaining 3 months of the study. The remaining group were given no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic.
Following twenty-four matches, researchers reported a lessened number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had been given chiropractic care. Furthermore, that same group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to come to the conclusion that chiropractic ought to be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically decrease the quantity of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you would like to make sure more time is spent on the field as opposed to on the bench, call our Rochester Hills, MI office at (248) 977-7039 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!
Chiropractors, often considered alternative or complementary medicine practitioners, are primary care doctors who focus on good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. The chiropractic philosophy is based on the idea that when nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised (known as a subluxation), the affected individual might experience pain, disability and an overall decrease in the quality of life.