School is back in full swing, and school sports are back in a big, big way. From middle school to high school, thousands of kids suit up each and every day after school to partake in interscholastic sports. From cross country to football, tennis and beyond, there are plenty of options for kids to find and pursue a sport they’re passionate about.
School sports are a great way to keep kids active and to help they develop healthy habits that they can keep for the rest of their lives. As the nation battles obesity and other diseases on an epidemic scale, access to these activities play a vital role in reversing the trend toward more health issues in this generation compared to the generations before them. To keep playing, and to keep moving, kids and their parents need to address injury intelligently. That’s where chiropractic care and sports medicine play a vital role.
As the season gets underway, parents need to have a serious discussion with their child about pain. Working with the team doctor, school medical staff, and chiropractic professional can help address nagging aches and pains that are a part of active, often very physical sports. Having your child feel comfortable discussing those aches and pains and helping them determine what is normal and what might be more serious can help prevent further issues. Chiropractic adjustments can play a crucial role in reducing the frequency and severity of these types of aches.
Additionally, these adjustments provide benefits outside of treating injury; in fact, chiropractic care can help prevent injury. Caregivers can identify specific joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments that are particularly stressed by specific sports and focus on those areas. We can also prescribe sport-specific stretches to strengthen these areas and improve range of motion, another way to prevent serious injury.
By understanding and addressing the demands placed on their bodies, your student athlete can not only perform better but develop habits that keep them safe. At Core, we take pride in offering information and empowerment as a part of our care; book an appointment with Doctor Bill and let’s get your athlete ready for the long haul.