There are so many different types of people living in Austin Texas. Just walking down Congress street or going to Whole Foods you see a variety of people who all make up the “Austenites”. If your are walking, biking or driving around you have to watch out for all the runners, bikers, walkers and people getting in their daily cardio fix. All around Austin there are people working out, trying to get healthy, lose weight or build strength. Whatever it is that there doing; there are a lot of people doing it. Austin Texas is filled with such a variety of exercise freaks, from “boot camp” specialist to “acro-yoga meet-ups, to people who bike 65 miles on a 100 degree Saturday. Don’t worry, if it gets to hot you can just jump into Barton Springs and cool off. Just don’t bump into the swimmers training for their next Tri-Athlon.
So how do all these people prevent injures or recover properly from them?
Most of them actually see a Chiropractor.
Yes a Chiropractor.
In fact, most professional athletes have Chiropractors and most Professional sports teams.
The average athlete and the general athlete can benefit from Chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments help ensures that the body functions as efficiently as possible and it helps speed recovery from injuries ranging from ankle sprains to separated shoulders, and back pain. The most common running related injury we see in our clinic is and it responds very well to our Chiropractic treatment. As athletes ourselves, we know the benefits of training and competing injury-free.
When choosing a Chiropractor in Austin Texas to assess your sports injury, it is very important to find one who treats a variety of athletes and one who understands the need for an athlete to keep training. All too often we hear the story of a patient who went to another doctor with an injury related to marathon training. The patient relates that the pain came on after ‘an easy 18 miler’ and the doctor says “What in the world are you running that far for? Stop running and your pain should disappear.” That is the last thing a marathon runner wants to hear and he or she will most likely go back to running and just try to ‘work through the pain’. The correct approach is to diagnose the problem, treat it, suggest home stretches and exercises to work through, and create a return-to-full-activity program for the patient that involves modified activities until full training can be resumed.
“I believe in chiropractic, and I know it works. You probably know about my long and successful career in football. I’m flattered by the testimonials to my durability. Football is a very rough and vigorous sport. Chiropractic was the key to keeping me in the game.” – Jerry Rice, Wide Receiver ~ 3 time Superbowl Champion and Superbowl MVP
“..lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” – Tiger Woods ~ 14 time PGA Championship Golfer
“You obviously can’t compete at your fullest if you’re not in alignment. And your body can’t heal if your back is not in alignment. Every track and field athlete that I have ever met has seen a chiropractor at one time or another. In track and field, it is absolutely essential. Chiropractic care is one of the things I think that no one has denied or refuted” – Dan O’Brian, Olympic Gold Medallist ~ Decathlon
“Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team – the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger, 7 time Mr. Olympia, Governor of California
Here is a great video of some professional athletes and Chiropractic.