Chiropractors have been involved in the treatment of sports people and sports-related injuries from the very beginning of the profession. They see patients of all ages and abilities with a range of acute and chronic conditions.
New patients tend to visit a chiropractor for crisis care when they have sustained an injury and are in pain, but they soon learn the benefits of a regular maintenance programme and pre-tournament care.
With sports care, along with general chiropractic care, your chiropractor is not just concerned with the treatment of injuries but is concerned about how to prevent them in the first place. Prevention may come from a change of posture or seating arrangements, or by identifying a mechanical dysfunction which you may not be aware of, but is stopping you from performing to your maximum capability. For those involved in sports, it does not matter if you are a professional or play sports for fun and well-being, chiropractic care will be appropriate.
As a discipline that deals with functional disorders of the joints, chiropractic is suited to being included as part of the medical back-up team of any sport.