Running is a demanding sport. It can ask a lot from your body, so you should be giving your body something back.
What a lot of runners aren’t aware of is how useful chiropractic care can be when applied as a preventative measure. Chiropractic isn’t just for bodies in pain. It’s a maintenance tool that’s very useful for high performance athletes of all kinds.
This post is dedicated to sharing with you how chiropractic care helps runners, by keeping their bodies functioning optimally to avoid unnecessary injuries.
Every body has its quirks. Unless you’re some kind of post-human, bionic miracle, you’re always going to have some alignment issues and chiropractic can help with that.
Because running involves repeatedly pounding the feet on pavement, a runner’s body alignment problems can be magnified, especially over the long term. All high impact sports activities can result in alignment challenges, so seeing a chiropractor regularly can you help correct them before they become much bigger, more painful problems.
As a chiropractor, I see many runners. At the beginning of any runner/chiropractor partnership, an examination is conducted to analyze alignment, posture and function. These diagnostics help us identify potential problem areas toward strengthening them and keeping them working as well as possible.
Biomechanics analysis allows me to pinpoint areas prone to the stress caused by a long-term dedication to running. Because runners are often prone to lower cross syndrome and posterior chain weakness, regular adjustments can prevent serious injuries in runners.
If you’re a runner, visiting a chiropractor on a regular basis can spare you painful conditions which require much more intense treatment later. I can catch potential weaknesses before they become injuries that keep you from pursuing your favorite activity. That means you get back out there faster and without the threat of an injury sidelining you.
Range of motion.
Runners need their joints. That’s no secret. When range of motion is affected by alignment problems, it’s impossible for them to do their best for you. Looking after them on a regular basis keeps them functioning and supporting you, so you don’t end up with overuse injuries.
How chiropractic care can help runners is by providing regular maintenance and improving biomechanics in some key areas:
- Better balance
- Quicker reactions
- Enhanced precision
- Strengthened muscles
If getting all these advantages from regular visits to your chiropractor sounds good to you, then it’s because chiropractic care is a best practice. A chiropractor is a runner’s best friend, improving alignment and body mechanics and ensuring a more efficiently functioning body, more effectively defended against injury.
At Back & Body NJ, my work as a chiropractor is supported by a multi-disciplinarian team, offering patients services as diverse as acupuncture, sports medicine and physical therapy. Our award-winning care model, renowned in Manhattan, is now available to runners in New Jersey.
How chiropractic care can help runners is of inestimable value. Runners need high-performing bodies which are resilient and strong. I can help with that! Contact me for more information.