When performing activities that demand a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to suffer some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many people have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Cyr has seen all of these issues in our Rutland patients. The good news is, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.
Dr. Cyr keeps current with all of the recent scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers. Roughly half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a treatment group that received sports chiropractic adjustments at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant engaging in care once a week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing 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 observed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic adjustments 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 intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports team in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic care really works. If you live near our practice in Rutland and would like to see if Dr. Cyr can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (802) 775-6961 for an appointment.
If you're suffering with severe problems, Dr. Cyr and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Rutland office a call today at (802) 775-6961 for an appointment.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back problems, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).