Everyone wants the greatest return on the time spent exercising, and it’s natural to believe that exercising faster and longer with lead to bigger, faster results. However, doing so without preparing adequately can easily lead to injury. The time spent recovery, possibly even in rehabilition, can easily put you right back where you started in strength and fitness. It goes without saying that avoiding injuries is important, and exercising smarter is the best method of achieving that. Taking a smarter approach to exercise can also ensure you’re achieving progressive, continual gains in health and fitness. Read more
Chiropractic: Not Just For Injury Rehabilitation!
It’s no secret that chiropractic treatment has been shown to be effective at relieving back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders, but many Burlington athletes don’t realize that proactive visits to a sports chiropractor can help prevent those injuries from occurring in the first place.
In 2010, a group of researchers tested the efficacy of preventative chiropractic treatments on 60 semi-pro Australian football players. The participants were split into two groups; both groups had sports science and medical care but the test group received chiropractic treatments in addition. Chiropractic care was defined as manipulative therapy, soft-tissue therapies, and mobilization applied to the spine and extremities. Read more
Improving Your Golf Game With Chiropractic Care
There’s a reason Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have all relied on chiropractic care throughout their careers, and it’s not just for relief from their aches and pains. It’s the same reason chiropractors have been part of the official PGA Sports Medicine Team for decades. Even if you’re not in pain, adjustments can improve your posture, increase flexibility, allow for full range of motion and decrease the risk of injury. Now research published by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine has confirmed what most pro golfers already know: regular chiropractic care can indeed improve your golf swing and, as a result, lead to improved overall performance of your play. Read more
Jerry Rice Speaks Out About His Experience With Chiropractic Care
One of the greatest (if not the greatest) receivers to ever play in the NFL is now carrying the ball for chiropractic, revealing that “chiropractic care was key to keeping me in the game.”
It’s no secret that football is one of the most physically demanding sports, and Rice took more than his fair share of hits while carrying the 49ers to three Super Bowl championships. “I took vicious hits from players nearly twice my size,” Rice says. While playing with San Francisco, he was listed at a height of 6’2” and a weight of 200 pounds; definitely not the biggest player on the field. “Thankfully, I had the durability to withstand those tackles or I would never have succeeded in lasting as long as I did.” Read more
Can Chiropractic Improve Your Game?
The demands athletes place on their bodies require them to work like finely tuned, well-oiled machines. Especially for professional athletes, there’s little time for injuries in their intense training and competition schedules, which is why virtually every American professional sports team has a sports chiropractor on staff to care for its athletes.
Sports, whether at the amateur or professional level, require a combination of strength, balance, coordination and flexibility to succeed. To reach the height of achievement in any sport requires split-second reflexes, peak structural strength and stability and a will and determination to keep going when the going gets tough. It requires a body that is functioning at its highest capacity.
As a sports chiropractor in Milwaukee, Dr. Linsay focuses her attention on the function of the spine and the vital nerve tissue (the spinal cord) that is encased in it. When it is in proper alignment, the spine protects the spinal cord from damage, while its 26 separate moving parts (the vertebrae) provide a perfect combination of stability and flexibility to allow for a full range of functional movements. Read more