We see a lot of sports injuries in our State College office, and Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes is generally able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital reports that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults injured every year while taking part in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the necessity of minimizing these sorts of common injuries. One way to possible achieve that goal, as reported by a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's likelihood of securing a win. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study particularly, every one of the participants was given medical treatment. In addition, half of them also received chiropractic sessions at the rate of one session per week for the first six weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one treatment each month for the last three months of the study. The remaining half had no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and acted as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
After twenty-four matches, researchers reported a reduced amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had been given chiropractic care. Moreover, that same group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic ought to be added to sports training programs to dramatically decrease the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you would like to make sure more time is dedicated on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our State College office at (814) 308-9352 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!