When doing sports that demand a lot of lower body motion, 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 people have found themselves sidelined. Dr. Naenifard has seen all of these problems in our Fairmount Heights patients. The good news is, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.
Dr. Naenifard keeps up-to-date 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 half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once every 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.
Researchers noted that there was a "significant" difference 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 also had fewer 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 team in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic really works. If you live near our practice in Fairmount Heights and would like to see if Dr. Naenifard can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (301) 925-2013 for an appointment.
If you're suffering from severe pain, Dr. Naenifard and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Fairmount Heights office a call today at (301) 925-2013 for an appointment today.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).