By: Paul Kramer DC
Germantown, WI- Chiropractic care can be very helpful in treating sports injuries. In fact, it can help an athlete get back on the field in a surprisingly short period of time.
But, can chiropractic actually prevent injuries from happening ? A recent study involving 59 Australian Rules Football players says yes it can !
The players were divided into two groups. The first group received standard medical, paramedical and sports science management including medication, surgery, massage, strength conditioning and rehabilitation. The second group received all those procedures plus chiropractic care of the spine pelvis and lower extremities once a week for six weeks and every two weeks for three months.
The chiropractic intervention group had less back pain. They also had lowered the incidence of injuries to the hamstrings, lower limb muscles and knees. And, the athletes missed play for far shorter periods due to injury.
In my own clinical experience, I have found that patients who have regular treatment and pay attention to their posture have far fewer injuries.
To find out more about how I treat and prevent sports injuries, see the sports injury section on www.drkramerchiropractic.com If you are ready to get back in the game call Jennifer, Karen or Pat at 262-293-3790 for a free consultation. We can talk about your situation and get you treatment and prevention options that work !