Sports chiropractic and the pro athlete
NFL players place a high priority on feeling great and operating at peak performance. Many search high and low to find professionals who can help them achieve their goals on the field. Some have a team of people while some have one “go to” person they turn to for help.
NFL athletes know how important it is for their bodies to feel good. The amount of stress they put on their bodies is significant. For some athletes, if they are not able to play at their best, it can be the difference between having a job or not. This only increases the urgency to find a provider who can help them.
Training HAUS has two sports chiropractors who the pros turn to for help. Over the past five-plus years, they have worked with hundreds of professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and CFL. Currently, they are members of the medical staff for the Minnesota Vikings. Athletes from all over the country fly to Minnesota to see these sports chiropractors for injury recovery and to reach peak performance.
What is a sports chiropractor?
Sports chiropractors treat a broad range of injuries with a special interest in those sustained during play. Sports chiropractic is more than simply adjusting the spine. Although that’s one aspect, below are other areas of treatment:
- Soft tissue mobilization techniques: Facilitates the body’s natural healing response, decreases pain and reduces muscle hypertonicity
- Myofascial release: Improves flexibility and increases range of motion
- Neuromuscular re-education: Re-establishes and improves proper coordination and joint stability
- Joint manipulation/mobilization: Restores proper joint mobility throughout the spine and extremities
- Cutting-edge modalities such as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT): Used to manage chronic tendinopathies (i.e. patellar tendonitis, lateral epicondylitis), plantar fasciitis and calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
More common injuries include hip pain, knee pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and other soft tissue injuries such as hamstring strains, rotator cuff strains and sprained ankles. Although they treat the whole body, these seem to be most common among athletes.
Some people think they need to be injured to see a sports chiropractor; not true. At Training HAUS, sports chiropractors often work with athletes who are looking to improve their performance. They will identify specific factors that inhibit athletes from reaching peak performance and customize a plan to help them quickly reach their potential.
Why do athletes choose Training HAUS?
The simplest answer is: results. We believe athletes should feel the benefits from treatment immediately after their visits. Functional testing is used to ensure meaningful progress is made.
Working with NFL players has taught our team to be more critical and accurate in evaluations and treatments. Our unique approach is aimed at getting the athlete as close to 100 percent as possible. The body is complex, and multiple components may contribute to an injury. Addressing each component is vital to ensure a safe return to action.
Is Training HAUS chiropractic the right fit for you?
If you can answer yes to the following questions, Training HAUS chiropractic is right for you:
- Are you active?
- Are you looking to improve your performance?
- Do you want to get back to being active and living a more healthy lifestyle?
- Are you willing to do what it takes to reach your goals?
Our practice areas include non-surgical orthopedic conditions, sports performance and injury prevention, lower extremity injuries, chronic tendon and plantar fascia conditions as well as neck and lower back pain treatment.
Check out our Sports Chiropractic page for more information.