Sports and Chiropractic

Chiropractic can give your athletic endeavors an edge, improve your athletic ability by helping to keep you healthy and in top form and by keeping minor injuries from becoming major ones.
That's why chiropractic has been used by champions:  LaDamian Tomlinson and Jerry Rice of the
NFL, Tiger Woods of the PGA,  Lance Armstrong - world class cyclist, Ken Norton and Evander Holyfield of boxing and John McEnroe and Martina Navrratilova of tennis.  In all of these sports, chiropractors help keep the athlete on the field and help stop minor injuries without the use of drugs and surgery.
Better Reaction Time & Co-ordination
Athletes under chiropractic care were compared with a control group that received no care for agility, balance, power, speed reaction and hand reaction time.
After six weeks, the chiropractic group had a 10.7% improvement while the control group had a 4.5% improvement.  After 12 weeks, the chiropractic group's improvement was
16.7%!  "The chiropractic athlete reacts faster, coordinates better, executes fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete."
Many amateur and professional athletes wouldn't dream of competing without first getting a chiropractic spinal checkup.
Severe Trauma? Athletes who are in trauma need chiropractic.  The orthodox medical profession specializes int eh management of fractures, torn flesh, ripped tendons, dislocations, blood and fluid loss, and other emergency attention.  However, victims of trauma leave the hospital with serious spinal subluxations from their accidents because M.D.'s are not trained to locate and correct this form of spinal damage.  This is the real of chiropractic care.
What Chiropractic Does
At
Back To Action Chiropractic, Dr. Gilmore will balance your spinal column and relieve stress on your muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.  Sports injuries nearly always jar and misalign your spine and structures near it.  A trauma to anywhere in the body can damage your spine - a blow to the ribs, legs, feet, head, shoulder or torso can radiate to it.  If you play any sport you should receive a chiropractic spinal check-up to ensure that your spine is balanced and free from misaligned vertetrae causing "pinched" nerves (spinal subluxations).
To schedule an appointment for you free chiropractic check-up, call (425) 670-2600 or schedule online
here.
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Injury, Accidents and Chiropractic

It's officially fall in the Pacific Northwest, which means rain, wind and increased darkness.  All of these factors can make driving more difficult and challenging and accidents unavoidable.  Much of the pain and suffering resulting from traumatic injuries may, in many cases, be avoided with chiropractic care.
Every trauma has the potential to cause
vertebral subluxations - an area of abnormal stress in your spine that upsets body balance, impinges, "pinches", stretches or compresses your nerves, and affects the health of your muscles, internal organs, discs, bones and brain.  A subluxation can cause pain, organ or system malfunction.
Chiropractic is a system of healthcare that specializes in correcting vertebral subluxations.  At Back To Action, Dr. Gilmore, correct the subluxations using safe, gentle, spinal "adjustment" techniques.
There may have been no broken bones or serious bleeding, but there was spinal damage.  The medical doctors may have said you were fine, but MD's do not know how to analyze the spinal column for subluxations nor do they know how to correct them.  Millions of people leave emergency rooms unaware that they are carrying around hidden spinal distortions that can cause severe health problems at a later date.  Many people leave the emergency room with as much spinal damage as when they entered it.  For that reason chiropractors belong in every emergency room in the country.
Anyone who has either been in an
accident or suffered trauma, whether mild or serious and no matter how long ago, should see a chiropractor to have their spinal column checked for nerve pressure caused by vertebral subluxations.  A chiropractic adjustment given by Dr. Gilmore can make the difference between life and death, between life with pain, disability and sickness and life with full recovery, activity and health.
To schedule a consultation with the Dr. Gilmore of Back To Action Chiropractic, please call (425) 670-2600 or schedule
here.
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Injury Prevention Tips Part II

In addition to the previous blog, here are some additional injury prevention tips to follow:

1) Check that equipment is appropriate and safe.

2) Introduce new activities gradually and make sure you are clear on how to perform them safely.

3) Allow lots of time for warming up before your workout/activity.

4) Review training and competition courses beforehand.

5) Train on different surfaces, using the right footwear.

6) Shower and change immediately after the cool-down phase (after exercise).

7) Stay away from potentially infectious areas when training or competing very hard.

8) Be extremely fussy about hygiene, particularly in hot weather.

Chiropractic care is not only exceptional in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries, but is equally successful in preventing future injuries when regular care is received. Simply, chiropractic focuses on the cause of the deficiency or injury and not just the symptoms.

For a free chiropractic consultation with Dr. Gilmore, either call (425) 670-2600 or schedule
here.


Injury Prevention Tips

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the goal is the same: You undoubtedly want to lower your chances of incurring an injury while participating in your favorite sport; like hockey. Fortunately, there are some general rules for injury prevention that all apply to all sports, which is important because sports scientists suggest injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if athletes too appropriate preventative action.

Here are some
injury prevention tips you can use to stay healthy:

1. Avoid training when you are tired; you should be strong and ready to exercise.

2. Increase the amount of carbohydrates you consume during heavy training.

3. Match increases in training intensity or frequency with increases in resting. (Rest is how the body regenerates.)

4. Precede any increase in training load with an increase in strengthening.

5. Treat even seemingly minor injuries very carefully to prevent them from becoming a big problem. This is where
chiropractic can become key.

6. If you experience pain when training, stop your training session immediately.

7. Never train hard if you are stiff from the previous training session.

8. Pay attention to hydration and nutrition (water before exercise, electrolyte drink during exercise and water after exercise).

9. Use appropriate training surfaces.

10. Check the training and competition areas are clear of hazards.

Chiropractic care is not only exceptional in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries, but is equally successful in preventing future injuries when regular care is received. Simply, chiropractic focuses on the cause of the deficiency or injury and not just the symptoms.

For a free chiropractic consultation with Dr. Gilmore, either call (425) 670-2600 or schedule
here.