Kids, Sports and Chiropractic

Do you or your kids play sports? Be a better athlete with chiropractic and why sports celebrities are turning to chiropractic like never before!

Why have Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, Joe Montana, and Emmit Smith all turned to chiropractic care? Because it has been shown to increase athletic performance as much as 16.7%.
Chiropractic has also been shown to reduce your chance for injury. Athletes today are in the most competitive environment we have ever seen. Even school age children are finding competitive sports to be taxing on their bodies like never before, with expanded practice and game schedules. Chiropractic care plays a vital role in musculoskeletal performance, prevention of injury, and recovery from injury. That's why so many pro athletes are turning to chiropractic care.

    There's good reason these athletes are turning to chiropractic care. A study published in the journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation, revealed that chiropractic care can increase athletic performance by as much as 16.7% over two weeks. Another study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research in 1997 revealed that chiropractic care increases your capillary count, meaning increased blood flow. The benefits of increased blood flow are substantial for any athlete. What do they know that you don’t? Chiropractic care offers exciting opportunities to be a better athlete and enjoy the sport you love!

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    schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Gilmore to determine whether chiropractic care at Back To Action is right for you.

    Seattle Junior Hockey Injury Prevention Strategies

    As a Sports Physician that treats athletes, I can guarantee you that the basic injuries we treat are tight muscles. This is usually caused from over-heating, lack of stretching, or dehydration. Everything else is due, in part, to the game itself.
    You can do your part to prevent muscle cramps by making sure you drink plenty of fluid, and sip some during the game. You don’t need to get waterlogged! Just enough to keep you hydrated. Unless you are burning a huge amount of calories when you play, water is the best. Sports drinks are more for high-end players and aren’t usually needed for kids.
    So my number one rule of Hockey Injury Prevention Strategies:

    Stay Hydrated.

    That’s it!

    Next we’ll talk some simple strategies to help out with the second cause of tight muscles: Proper vs IM-Proper stretching.

    Dr. Jason Gilmore is a local sports injury chiropractor working with adult and kid hockey players. If you or one of your kids are having muscle on joint pain, and would like to find out more on ways to eliminate pain, contact Dr. Jason Gilmore at 425-670-2600