Chiropractic Helps Prevent Lower Limb Injuries for Athletes

Bradenton, FL-sports-therapyWhen performing sports that demand a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to suffer some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many people have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Lee Rangel has seen all of these problems in our Bradenton, FL patients. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Dr. Lee Rangel keeps current with all of the recent 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 others were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once every week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing 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 lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they noticed that the subjects who received 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 treatment 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 works. If you live near our office in Bradenton, FL and would like to see if Dr. Lee Rangel can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (941) 727-8739 for an appointment.

Dr. Lee Rangel Can Help Clients Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're suffering from severe pain, Dr. Lee Rangel and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Bradenton, FL office a call today at (941) 727-8739 for an appointment today.

Bibliographic Reference

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).

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