Why is it important for runners to get Chiropractic care?

The nervous system controls and regulates all functions of the body including the muscles and ligaments. In order for runners to perform their best, it is important that they have an optimally functioning nervous system.  A healthy spine and nervous system allows for better performance, endurance, and healing. The nervous system coordinates communication between the brain and muscles, creating the optimal environment for peak performance. Chiropractic care also helps with recovery by reducing the inflammatory processes that cause pain and slow down performance and endurance.

How does Chiropractic care help runners?

Stress on the spine and nervous system can cause nerves, ligaments, muscles and tendons to become irritated. For the runner, this can cause improper running form and discomfort on the hips, knees, feet, and ankles. Chiropractic adjustments take off the stress on the spine and nervous system, allowing the body to function and perform better.

How often should a runner be given a Chiropractic adjustment?

This depends on the level of activity the athlete currently has and would like to continue to have.  The first step is to be evaluated by a Chiropractor. They will determine a care plan to fit your individual needs for both resolution of health concerns and supportive/preventative care. Visit our website today to read more or set up your evaluation! www.lotusoflifechiropractic.com