How Chiropractic Care Helps Teenage Athletes
Teenage athletes are prone to injuries.
Unfortunately, they are vulnerable because coaches don’t often recognize the limitations of their teenage athletes. Their bodies are not fully developed, they usually don’t have proper strength or co-ordination, and they often develop muscular imbalances if they specialize in a single sport.
That is why they are prone to sports injuries. However, chiropractic for teenage athletes can help.
Chiropractic for Teenage Athletes in Edmonton
Muscular imbalances naturally develop as children become adults. This is doubly true for teenage athletes. While participating in sports helps to keep teenagers fit and strong; unfortunately it can lead to overdeveloping of certain muscle groups while others are neglected.
For example, a soccer player tends to have overdeveloped quadriceps and underdeveloped hamstrings, leaving them vulnerable to hamstring tears. The two muscle groups are intended to work in tandem, but since soccer places a higher demand on the quadriceps, a muscle imbalance occurs.
Chiropractors can help combat muscle imbalances by prescribing strengthening exercises to correct any imbalances before they become injuries. In the case of the soccer player, a chiropractor can help develop the hamstrings and supporting muscles.
Additionally, chiropractors can often treat any extremity injuries that may occur. Whether they are muscle sprains, tears, twists or knocks, chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat all types of sports injuries.
A chiropractors’ main focus is on returning the body to natural balance, thus removing pain and allowing healing. If you have a child who participates regularly in sports, it may be worth your while to have a chiropractor asses where they may be prone to injury. That way, you can give your teenager the best chance to avoid injury and have a long, happy career in athletics.
If you are in Edmonton, book an appointment today at our South Centre or Summerside location to have your athlete evaluated. Already suffering from a sport’s injury? We can help with that too.
Call us today at our South Centre location at (780)-432-1400 or at our Summerside location at (780)-705-0991.