Move better, play better. Move better, feel better. Move better, age better. Move better, train better. The list goes on!
Is it any wonder there are entire professions like chiropractic dedicated to helping ensure your body moves its best so it can function its best and you can feel its best? That said… is it any wonder that every professional sports team now employs a chiropractor? Or that even high school athletes are receiving chiropractic care? Well, what about YOU?
As an athlete, you know that injuries can be a frustrating and even devastating part of the game. Recovering from an injury can be mentally and physically challenging. That’s why taking proactive steps to prevent injuries in the first place is key. That’s why chiropractic care is so important for athletes – and that’s ALL athletes.
One essential aspect of chiropractic-based injury prevention is improving biomechanics. In this post, we’ll explore the importance of improving biomechanics for athletes and why, as an athlete, you should consider a biomechanics assessment in Eagle, ID.
Why it Matters:
So, what do we mean when we talk about biomechanics?
Biomechanics is the science of how your muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement. In short, think of biomechanics as the science of movement. As you may have guessed, ensuring optimal biomechanics is particularly critical for meaningfully reducing your risk of injury. Consider this.
Changes to the biomechanics in one of your body’s joints can lead to compensations in others, which can cause pain, put you at an increased risk for injury, and even speed up the aging process in the affected joints. Yes, ensuring proper biomechanics is important!
Improving Biomechanics for Athletes
So, where do we start? Developing a fitness plan that includes dynamic stretching, strength training, and cardiovascular exercise can help you maintain proper biomechanics and decrease your chance of injury. Key aspects would involve making time to move through your body’s full range of motion each day and perhaps alternating training different muscle groups every other day. Whatever the specifics, the focus is on movement.
So, how do you know if your biomechanics are optimal? That’s where a biomechanics assessment in Eagle comes in. A biomechanics assessment is an essential part of every chiropractic evaluation. Chiropractors are trained to carefully examine your biomechanics and movement patterns and to provide passive and active ways to improve them.
It’s important to keep in mind that no two people move the same, so having a functional movement assessment is critical if you’re looking for ways to improve your own unique movement patterns. That’s especially true when it comes to improving biomechanics for athletes. Movement (biomechanics) assessments can help identify altered biomechanics before you have pain and discomfort.
By proactively addressing these issues, you may not only be able to reduce your risk of injury but also improve your athletic performance. Biomechanics assessments are especially important for athletes who rely on specific movement patterns, such as runners or tennis players. Improving biomechanics can also benefit athletes recovering from injuries. Research has shown that correcting biomechanical issues can improve rehabilitation outcomes and reduce the likelihood of reinjury. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that correcting faulty movement patterns in athletes reduced their risk of reinjury.
Improving your biomechanics is critical to reducing your risk of injury and improving your athletic performance. And if you’re a local athlete looking to optimize your movement patterns and reduce your risk of injury, consider a biomechanics assessment in Eagle.
Our team can help you identify any issues and we’ll work with you to create a personalized plan designed to quickly and easily improve your specific biomechanics. Contact us today to schedule your assessment and take the first step towards moving better and playing better!
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