Many world-class athletes add ongoing functional sports chiropractic care to their training regime. Not only due to injuries, but it’s also because they and their coaches know that ongoing treatments are one of the best ways to prevent and treat sports injuries while improving overall performance. They understand biomechanics and the neuromuscular system, which can benefit athletes in any sport or activity.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is when muscle pain or stiffness develops a day or two after playing sports, weightlifting, exercise, or work that involves concentrated physical activity like lifting and carrying objects. DOMS is considered a normal response to extended exertion and is part of the adaptation process that the recovering muscles experience as they undergo hypertrophy or an increase in muscle size.
Golf is an enjoyable game that challenges both the body and the mind. It’s a great game that can be played at all ages to keep you active. It involves the foundation of the body’s range of motion, the spine. Because golfing is usually hours spent playing in a bent-over position, repetitive motion of rotating/twisting of the spine can create misalignment.
Cycling is an excellent hobby, and for the cycling enthusiast, the freedom to ride on a beautiful day is a great way to spend leisure time. For those who use their bike as their primary source of transportation, it is the way to get to and from work or activities. Yet, cycling takes a toll on the body. It is crucial to be aware of the physical stress placed on the body when riding. The repetitive motion over many miles combined with poor biomechanics can sometimes lead to injury.
Often stretching is thought of as fundamental as part of an exercise program, as the warm-up or cool-down. Stretching is a great way to start your day and it comes with a wide range of other benefits.