When playing sports that require a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to suffer some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Kasprack has seen all of these issues in our Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch patients. The good news is, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.
Dr. Kasprack keeps current 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 one-half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic treatment at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant receiving care once per week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before reducing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.
The authors 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 noticed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic care 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 organization in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic adjustments works. If you live near our clinic in Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch and would like to see if Dr. Kasprack can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (662) 890-0012 for an appointment.
If you're troubled with severe discomfort, Dr. Kasprack and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch office a call today at (662) 890-0012 for an appointment.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back discomfort, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).