When doing activities that need a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to suffer some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Marsh has seen all of these problems in our West New York patients. Thankfully, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.
Dr. Marsh keeps up-to-date with all of the latest scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a treatment group that received sports chiropractic therapy at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant receiving care once a week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.
Researchers noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they observed that the subjects who received chiropractic treatment also had less weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports team in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic therapy are beneficial. If you live near our office in West New York and would like to see if Dr. Marsh can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 for an appointment.
If you're troubled with severe issues, Dr. Marsh and our staff are here to help you get relief. Give our West New York office a call today at (201) 869-0830 for an appointment.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).