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Football Injury Prevention and Chiropractic

Injury prevention for any athlete starts with keeping their body healthy and optimized. Our chiropractic care is designed to do just that.

Chiropractic care focuses on the health and function of the entire body, with particular emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system and central nervous system. When the body’s central nervous system is optimized and 100% healthy, all systems within the body perform properly. When there are interferences (known as subluxations) in the central nervous system, the systems of the body are not able to function at peak levels which leave them susceptible to illness and injury.

Our chiropractic care for football players includes:

(1). Safe chiropractic adjustments

(2). Nutritional guidance

(3). Instruction on proper warm-up and cool-down routines

(4). Advice on strength training and stretching exercises

Types of Football Injuries

As most football players know, it’s hard to play the game without suffering some type of injury. Football related injuries primarily include the following:

(1). Traumatic Injuries

(2). Stress and Overuse Injuries

(3). Heat Related Injuries

Traumatic Football Injuries

The five (5) most common types of football-related traumatic injuries we see in our Cincinnati area chiropractic clinics include:

(1). Head and Neck Injuries (including Concussions)

(2). Shoulder Injuries

(3). Knee Injuries

(4). Ankle Injuries

(5). Leg Injuries

Given the high speed and physical contact associated with football, the above referenced areas of the body are subjected to injury. It’s important to properly target and diagnose the specific type of injury so the proper treatment can be implemented.

Stress and Overuse Football Injuries

Football places stress and overuse on many parts of an athlete’s body. From the weight of football equipment to the constant demands of training, daily practices and playing in games, a football player’s muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments are placed under a large amount of stress and overuse.

Back pain and muscle pain are the most common types of stress and overuse health conditions for football players. Our chiropractic care is highly beneficial for athletes in treating these types of conditions.

This page was last updated on 07/13/2014 11:39 AM PST by Staff at Oasis MD
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