The reason top athletes perform so well is that they train extremely hard, usually spending hours upon hours a day in the gym and on the field. They focus on building their muscle and improving their cardiovascular capacity. They concentrate on outwitting their opponent in trainings and practices, with the hopes of securing a win.
Reaching this higher level of execution and performance almost always involves using other tools to help improve the results. For instance, nutritional supplements ensure the body has the vitamins and minerals it needs to succeed and visualization can help prepare the mind to make all of the right moves. Well, chiropractic is another tool that can help when it comes to boosting performance and Olympia, WA chiropractor Dr. Don Lathrop is here to help you achieve your goals.
In a study published in Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research found that upper cervical chiropractic manipulations helped 21 male baseball players achieve greater muscle strength and a longer jump distance after just 14 weeks of care. As a bonus, the subjects' blood pressures and pulse rates decreased as well when compared to a control group, providing even more health benefits of chiropractic sessions.
Another piece of research posted in The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation found similar positive results. In this case, 50 athletes (half male, half female) between the ages of 18 and 42 were tested and the group that engaged in chiropractic care improved their athletic ability more than twice the amount as the control group.
Chiropractic boosts sports performance and studies like these confirm it.
If you live in Olympia, WA and want to improve performance or recover from an injury, give Dr. Don Lathrop a call today at (360) 352-2488 for an appointment.
- Lauro A, Mouch B. Chiropractic Effects on Athletic Ability. The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation 1991;6(4):84-7.
- Schwartzbauer J et al. Athletic Performance and Physiological Measures in Baseball Players Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Pilot Study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research; 1(4):1-7.