Professional sports figures are consistently reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Everyday athletes follow suit by pushing themselves harder, choosing rigorous training patterns, and taking their diets to a new level. Despite the meticulous care and training that athletes take, they experience musculoskeletal injuries.
Chiropractors are to athletes, just as Cardiologists are to those who suffer from the cardiovascular disease. Chiropractors have specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes. Chiropractors can treat an injured athlete more effectively than a medical doctor, who is not well versed in sports injuries. In addition to treating athletic injuries, the chiropractor is skilled in aiding the athlete in injury prevention.
Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game with ice packs and taking pain medication. Medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system but rather treats each injury individually.
It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Chiropractic ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, a most natural state which leads to better performance, fewer injuries, and more time spent playing.
Professional athletes see such a great value in chiropractic treatment that they regularly have chiropractic well visits to prevent injuries. If you are an athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance, without breaking yourself. Make an appointment with a chiropractor today.
Dr. Clay Morton specializes in sports injuries, prevention, and enhancing training methods to lead to higher levels of performance. He has trained in karate for 25 years at the highest levels representing the United States on the national karate team since 1993 in international competitions. He has won numerous international medals including a world championship in 2006. In 2015 Dr. Clay completed specialized training with the certification of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. In addition, he has studied with Dr. Jeff Spencer, Lance Armstrong's chiropractor for all 7 of his Tour D' France victories, Dr. Evan Mladenoff, team chiropractor for the Kansas City Chiefs for 10 years, and Dr. Stuart White who helps numerous Houston professional athletes with whole-food all natural supplementation. So, Dr. Clay has seen sports from both sides- as the athlete and as the doctor which gives him a complete picture when helping you recover from a sports injury or in helping you reach beyond your limits to achieve higher levels in your sport.