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Why Chiropractic Care is Beneficial for Athletes to Help Prevent or Heal Sports Injuries

Written By Northgate Chiropractic Clinic on August 22, 2018

If you are an athlete or if you are surrounded by athletes, then you are likely no stranger to sports injuries.

Sports injuries can range in severity from a minor sprain that may be a temporary inconvenience to more significant injuries that put a permanent end to athletics for the injured person.

Chiropractic care can be beneficial to athletes both as a treatment option and as a preventative measure to keep injuries from happening.

Chiropractic Care has Many Preventative Benefits

Chiropractic care has been shown to prevent sports injuries for athletes involved in a number of different sports including football, martial arts, baseball, and more.

In this article on, Dr. Mark Tanneberg examples of how chiropractic care can prevent sports injuries by increasing range of motion and fixing asymmetry in athletes’ bodies.

Preventing Sports Injuries in Football

According to Dr. Edward Group on, one of the best preventative chiropractic treatments for football player is Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). This type of treatment can cause an improvement in flexibility and allow the athletes to move without pain.

Preventing Sports Injuries in Martial Arts

Dr. Group also cites some studies that showed how chiropractic care can increase the strength of martial arts athletes. Increased strength will lead to better performance, and can sometimes equate to decreased injuries.

Preventing Sports Injuries in Baseball

The article also cites examples of how baseball players have fewer lower limb injuries (such as hamstring injuries) if they receive regular chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Care for Treatment of Sports Injuries

Dr. Tanneberg says that one of the benefits of chiropractic care is that it can encourage quicker healing of sports injuries.

One of the specific injuries that Dr. Group mentions on is the sports hernia. He states, “A study showed that soccer players who experienced sports hernia were relieved of discomfort following 8 weeks of a combination therapy that consisted of chiropractic care and rehabilitation exercises.”

Contact Us for Help with your Sports Injuries

Here at Northgate Chiropractic, we are experienced with treating all kinds of sports injuries.

If you need help with a specific injury, or if you’re trying to get your body into top physical condition to prevent an injury, call us now at 507-285-1677 to schedule an appointment.

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