Youth Sports: The Chiropractic Connection.
We love our kids and always encourage them to be their very best. Well, if your children get adjusted, science now says your kids are getting physically stronger. And when it comes to kids and sports, stronger usually means better…
Participation in youth sports is not only booming – 30 million U.S. kids are active in youth sports on fields, courts and rinks each year – it’s something children are starting at earlier ages. As a sports chiropractor, I know children are out on the field training as early as 3 or 4 years old in many youth sports. Sports put young, developing structures into demand physically and opens the door for trauma, but chiropractic care can play a critical role in helping kids minimize injuries and perform at their peak. Chiropractic’s focus on the spinal structure and nervous system is so important for children since they’re in growth and development stages. Chiropractors are also huge educators for parents and kids about how to optimize performance through healthy lifestyles.
Research shows there is a positive connection between chiropractic care and strength. More strength means better performance and a lower risk of injury. A new study, from Brain Sciences Journal, measured the electrical activity in the arms and legs of patients before, during and after a chiropractic adjustment. They saw a signifiant increase in cortical drive (and therefore greater muscle contraction) post-chiropractic adjustment.
What’s more, a separate study on athletes by the Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation concluded that athletes who received 12 weeks of chiropractic care exhibited a 30% improvement in reaction time versus those without chiropractic care. And yet another study from the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research showed baseball players receiving chiropractic treatments enjoyed significant improvement in their capillary count, which leads to healthy oxygenation of blood supply crucial for muscle function, performance and healing.
Kids, sports, and chiropractic care: A perfect team.
Share the love. Now that you know our care is for more than just headaches, neck and back pain, you can know you’re making a smart decision to bring your kids in to see if we can help them perform their very best. To make an appointment at Ascent Chiropractic, call 262-345-4166 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.
Source: Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Cortical Drive to Upper and Lower Limb Muscles. Brain Sciences 2017: 7,2