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When doing sports that need a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many people have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Swanson has seen all of these concerns in our Texarkana, Atlanta patients. Fortunately, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.
Dr. Swanson keeps up-to-date with all of the recent scientific research, and in a paper published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic adjustments at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant receiving care once per week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before reducing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.
Researchers noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they observed that the subjects who received chiropractic therapy also had less weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports organization in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic care really works. If you live near our clinic in Texarkana, Atlanta and would like to see if Dr. Swanson can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (903) 792-2060 for an appointment.
If you're suffering from severe issues, Dr. Swanson and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Texarkana, Atlanta office a call today at (903) 792-2060 for an appointment.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back discomfort, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).