The answer is yes. Athletes put enormous amounts of stress on their body regardless of what sport they are playing. If you are going to head a ball in soccer or go up for a jump shot while playing basketball. Each sport takes energy and focus. If you do not have enough energy you are unable to run up and down the field or court. It takes focus to follow the ball or to take a horse over a jump. Everything your body does depends upon the nervous system. From the energy, it takes to skate up and down the rink or the focus, it takes to shoot a basket. All of these things deal with the nervous system. Your nervous system sends signals to your entire body telling it what to do and lets it use the energy that is available. When your spine becomes misaligned or subluxated, the nervous system is unable to work properly.
Every sport puts some type of stress on your body or puts your body in danger of sports injury. When your body becomes weak or run down it is more likely to become injured. This is when you may have sprained ankles, wrists or start experiencing pain. By keeping the spine and other joints in place your body can run at its optimum and you can play at your best.
It is very important for athletes to stretch before and after they start practice, a game or just going to work out. Chiropractic services can take you through various stretches that will help prevent a sprain/strain type of injury and prevent your muscles from becoming tight or weak. This will prevent soreness in the future and will keep you in shape so you can score that winning goal.
Chiropractors can also help you eat right. It is important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as well as consuming lots of water. This is important to maintain energy and focus. It is also important to consume protein throughout the day to keep your muscles and bones healthy. It is also important to eat something about 10 to 15 minutes after exercising to replenish your body. Make sure this is a healthy choice such as an apple, banana, or a handful of nuts.
Eating right, stretching, proper warm-ups and being adjusted will help you perform to your optimum potential on the field or court. Doing these things will help keep your body healthy and keep you focused and energized so you will be the best you can be.