Sporting specialists at Chiropractic By Hand
Being based within a fitness studio we have a number of sport lovers on our patient base and we take a great deal of satisfaction from helping them to improve their performance with chiropractic.
All of our chiropractors are keen sport enthusiasts themselves; Polly does yoga on a regular basis and Nicole is a keen horse rider and another yoga enthusiast; who is especially interested in how the body functions and in the rehabilitation of sport injuries.
We also have a sport therapist and massage therapist within the team. Our chiropractors and therapists will work together to provide a holistic approach to your treatments – to help relieve aches and pains from minor sporting injuries or to improve your overall sporting performance.
Sporting aches and pains
Whether you’re training every day, or maybe just exercising once or twice a week – your body is prone to the same kinds of aches and pains. Repeated stresses can lead to a slight loss of proper movement in the bones of your spine (vertebrae) and joints, which in turn, can interfere with the healthy working of your muscles and nerves.
If you love exercising and have just ignored the pain and ploughed on without treatment for too long you could end up with pain or discomfort that could eventually stop you from doing the sport you love! Or if you are about to start a new fitness regime then postural and spinal assessments are an excellent idea before you start to avoid such scenarios.
Chiropractic treatment aims to restore normal function to your joints and muscles and may increase your control, co-ordination and muscle strength.
Even if you are lucky enough to never have any aches or pains, the British Chiropractic Association report that many people find that they reach a ‘threshold’ of ability, and cannot improve further, however hard they work and however much training they put in. Many top athletes decide to consult chiropractors and have regular follow up appointments following chiropractic treatment to keep their bodies working at its best!