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Athletics/Flexibility

Keller Spine and Auto Injury also specializes in athletic injuries with an emphasis on correcting and preventing musculo-skeletal and connective tissue injuries and biomechanical imbalances. Our extensive clinical experience and ongoing active participation in sports gives us a unique approach to treating athletes. We treat athletes of all ages and abilities from beginners to professionals and Olympians. Our expertise covers all athletic injuries and also common aches and pains experienced with everyday life. 

Our approach and goals for each Athlete:

  • Identify and treat the current injury and correct the cause of the problem: biomechanically and functionally.
  • Teach the individual how to manage their injury while it heals and continue with their training plan.
  • Prescribe a specific treatment, recovery, and rehab plan to prevent future re-occurrence’s.

Chiropractic care leads to improved agility, balance, speed of reaction time, power and kinesthetic perception. (Lauro. J. Chiro. Res. & Clin. Inv. 1991;6[4]:84-87)

Even small biomechanical abnormalities result in a significant amount of stress on joints. (Renstrom, Johnson, Sports Med. 1985;2:326-333)

Altered proprioceptive input interferes with normal patterns of motion, balance, coordination and equilibrium. (Wyke. Aspects of Manipulative Therapy 1980;67-71)

Many athletes see chiropractors on a regular basis. Professional athletes in every sport have endorsed chiropractic and given it credit, in part, to their level of success. Chiropractic helps the musculoskeletal system perform in a more balanced manor. This tends to reduce injury and speed recovery. Athlete’s such as:

 

Ms. Fitness USA, Sarah Harding “Basically, I’ve always believed in chiropractic care. My parents introduced my brothers and myself to chiropractic care when we were very young and it’s been an instrumental part of my life. I believe that it allowed me to do gymnastics when I was very little and allowed me to stay in sports and lead a very active lifestyle. I think it’s natural to have aches and pains when you bend your body in directions it wasn’t necessarily meant to [be bent in], so it makes sense to go to a chiropractor to get my body back in alignment. Ever since I can remember, I’ve gone to a chiropractor. 

The health and position of the bones and joints of the body determine the range and type of motion of which a person is capable of performing. When misalignments of the spine cause an alteration in biomechanics, a person has difficulty twisting, bending, or reaching to the extent they could if the spine were loose and properly positioned. This is because all of the bones of the spine are connected to other body tissues–if the spinal bones don’t move as they should, these tissues can’t move as well either, limiting mobility. Altered structure = altered function.  People come to Keller Spine and Auto Injury to improve their flexibility. This improves athletic potential and indirectly supports the health of the muscles and tendons connected to the spine by ensuring that a person can work them in full ranges of motion.  Even asymptomatic patients increase their ranges of motion and symmetry with Chiropractic care. (Nansel. JMPT 189;12[6]:419-427)