Gymnastics and Chiropractic

Most people associate Chiropractic care with back pain, neck pain and headaches, but Chiropractic care also allows for optimal performance. 

What happens in Gymnastics?

Gymnastics is a type of sport which requires your body to have a fair amount of flexibility in a performance. Many young girls participate in gymnastics when they are young as their bodies are most flexible. As young girls are still developing physically, it is important that they develop properly. Chiropractic helps ensure that young individuals develop correctly through removal of any interferences in their spine.  When a young individual’s body has an intense training schedule on a daily basis, it makes their body more prone to injuries. Daily sessions of gymnastics cause unseen damage to a person’s muscles, ligaments and spinal cord which can be reversed with chiropractic care.

A practicing gymnast is involved in the vault, bar, floor, rings and beam. Along with this there are countless training and fitness exercises. It isn’t a surprise that gymnasts often find themselves injured. There are strategies in chiropractic to prevent injury in sports such as gymnastics. These include strength, proper alignment and flexibility. A chiropractor can help with all of the above strategies to allow for a healthier spine. 

A common area of complaint for gymnasts is lower back pain. This is due to the excessive extension and hyperextension that gymnastics entails. It is important to strengthen their core muscles and increase flexibility in their mid-back and shoulders. 

How can Chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care provides proper alignment for the spine which increases performance in gymnastics. Chiropractic care helps your nervous system health, joints, and your overall wellbeing and performance. Chiropractors adjust any areas of the spine that are misaligned to return the spine to proper alignment. In addition, chiropractors adjust shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. All of these help reduce weight bearing forces and injury. Being aligned correctly allows for the brain and body to have a clear connection which allows for the entire body to have better performance. 

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