The following is a guest post from Dr. Theresa Burn of Morningstar Chiropractic. Dr. Burns has served many Soles Inspired athletes in the past and is now officially part of the unofficial Soles Inspired network of coaches and athlete services.
Have you ever considered chiropractic care as another tool to add to your training routine? The list of professional sports teams and athletes who utilize chiropractic care is growing every day because they are beginning to realize the enormous benefits of keeping your body in alignment. But what could this possibly have to do with athletic performance?
A big part of being an athlete is the training your body must go through to be able to accomplish the certain athletic tasks of each sport. Most athletes have a rigorous training schedule to improve muscle function and increase strength, speed and endurance. But what happens if your body isn’t functioning properly? If one of your joints is not lined up properly, you are placing an abnormal amount of stress on the joint itself, as well as the surrounding muscles and tendons. This can lead you to be more susceptible to injury at that joint, as well as your body is now using extra energy to compensate for that dysfunctional joint. That energy could instead be used to increase your performance … if you restored the normal functioning of that joint. That is what chiropractic is all about … restoring proper functioning of your joints so your body can function optimally.
The benefits of chiropractic are numerous and only a small portion has been discussed here. If you are a current athlete and are nagged by chronic injuries or are looking for another way to boost your athletic performance, be sure to ask your local chiropractor. There are a variety of chiropractor’s out there so make sure you ask if they have experience with athletes. These “sports chiropractors” will not only look at the functioning of the joints of your spine, but also of the hips, knees, feet, shoulders and more … athlete’s utilize many different joints in their body so it is important to find a chiropractor who will work on the entire body. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Burns at Morningstar Chiropractic Clinic or your local chiropractic office.
Dr. Theresa Burns is a Minnesota native who was involved in a variety of sports from a young age. She played rugby in high school, was a division 1 college rower and is now an avid triathlete. She currently practices in Fridley, MN and is passionate about working with athletes of all types to improve their performance and overall health.