By: Dr. Brian Becker
Stucky Chiropractic Center
Athletes of all ages and skill levels have special health needs. If these needs are not met, the athlete is unable to achieve peak performance and the level of success desired. The changes in the athlete’s normal position and function of the spine, along with the stresses put on the body through athletic participation, can cause Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). Stress on the nervous system may result in weakness, lack of coordination and endurance, the loss of optimal health and an increase for potential injury.
Chiropractic is based on the principle that abnormal spinal movement and extremity joint position will have an adverse effect on the overall function of the nervous system. Therefore, regardless of the sport of choice (basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, etc.), there is always potential for injury to the athlete. An athlete can benefit from chiropractic as an injury preventative method of wellness care, as well as a corrective method should an injury occur. Here at Stucky Chiropractic, we offer Low Level Laser Therapy to assist in speeding the healing process for things like sprains, and strains.
Chiropractic is a logical, healthy alternative to the typical drug-based treatment of injury. The drug-free approach of chiropractic can restore the injured athlete to their previous athletic performance, and may actually enhance and improve their overall performance. It is for this reason that chiropractic has become commonplace on the athletic field and in the locker room; and why many professional sports organizations and professional athletes (such as Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers) have chosen chiropractic care to help them remain at the top of their game.
Stucky Chiropractic Center is the official chiropractic center for the hometown Eau Claire Express Baseball team and sponsors of Eau Claire Little League teams. Athletes, coaches, little leagues, and trainers are all invited to contact us to explore how we can help you and your team raise the wellness bar and keep you competitive!