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What Can We Do to Improve Your Athletic Performance?
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To achieve peak performance your body has to be in complete alignment, if you are not, you can’t be at your best


“What can we do to increase your athletic potential?”


  1. You experience life through your nervous system, whether you realize it or not.


  1. This nervous system controls the flow of information over the intricate network of nerve cells that runs through every part of your body.


  1. The human body, your body, can do amazing things.


  1. It can make itself more powerful, it can make itself reach new heights, it can heal itself.


  1. The ability to do all that, to live, is the result of constant communication from sensory organs to the brain, and from the brain to every other cell in the body.


  1. When the senses tell the brain that something is wrong, the brain dispatches the body’s healing mechanism.



  1. Everyone is exposed to physical, biochemical and emotional distress, which can cause tiny misalignments of the spinal bones called vertebral subluxations that puts pressure on the nerves and interferes with the body’s communication system thus decreasing performance.


  1. The best posture is one in which the body segments are balanced in the position of optimal alignment and maximum support, with full mobility available.


  1. Optimal posture allows for pain-free movement with a minimum of energy expenditure, and is a sign of vigor and harmonious control of the body.


  1. Deviations from the ideal, efficient alignment eventually result in the production of chronic pain symptoms or decreased performance without the presence of symptoms, which have been shown to be predictable.


  1. Persistent faulty postural alignment is almost always associated with an imbalance in the surrounding musculature. Sustained misalignments result in some muscles becoming shortened and others developing a constant overstretch. And, of course when certain muscles are used more frequently (during sports), they get stronger and tighter, while the underutilized opposing muscles are, by comparison, weaker.


  1. The eventual consequence is a malposition of the involved joint(s).


  1. Trying to determine which came first - the alignment problem or the muscle imbalance - may in some instances matter, however both will generally need to be addressed.


  1. In fact, they are usually bound together into neurological habit patterns that are imperceptible and unnoticed by the athlete.


  1. In some cases, the muscle imbalance may be caused by a distant malfunction, such as when the psoas muscle is inhibited by excessive foot pronation.
  2. If pelvic unleveling has been identified during postural evaluation, effective treatment requires careful examination of the structures from the ground upward.


  1. Most commonly, the lower extremities are not providing the necessary support for the pelvis.


  1. In many cases, custom-made orthotic support for foot pronation may be needed.


  1. The sheer volume of time put into training by professional athletes is often quite remarkable.


  1. Both Olympians and everyday athletes comment that chiropractic helps them avoid injury, speeds recovery, improves energy levels and promotes a better body/mind connection that helps them make successful quality of life choices.


  1. Chiropractic educates all athletes to look beyond symptoms when they are injured and be properly evaluated to address the cause – identifying subluxations, which may result in muscle imbalances from the spine.


  1. The body may compensate for subluxations in back, hip, and/or leg muscles, resulting in disorganization that can weaken and limit performance, altering pleasure and personal accomplishment.


  1. Through information, access and experience, our culture is seeking a more body friendly view of health defined not by how many drugs or new parts money has been able to buy.


  1. The benchmarks of health are performance, being drug free, mental and physical energy, improved response to stress, ability to rest completely, proper recovery and the ability to make choices that improve one's quality of life.


  1. Chiropractors don't simply adjust a spine; chiropractors adjust a person, and know the adjustment impacts that person's life.


  1. I encourage ALL athletes to try chiropractic care and have their own positive experience.


  1. Join an ever-growing list of professional athletes who regularly receive chiropractic adjustments.


  1. The USA's best ever showing in a Winter Olympics was the first year that the team officially had a chiropractor as part of their sports medicine team.


  1. Our job to optimize the neuromusculoskeletal component of their training and, in the event of an injury, or a decrease performance, minimize down time and get them back to training and competition as quickly as possible.


  1. Adjusting as needed and guide you in choices of diet and supplements, also will help reduce the likelihood of injury.”


  1. I can’t imagine anyone who’s serious about sports or a better life for that matter not utilizing chiropractic.


  1. Most of today’s great athletes see a chiropractor.


  1. Correcting biomechanical faults and misalignments, and treating injuries with hands-on work, so that the athletes can return to play faster and better, is what sports chiropractic care is all about."
  2. Chiropractic adjustments can improve the segmental misalignments, but comprehensive and effective treatment requires that the muscle imbalances be addressed.


  1. Many of us develop a similar, almost standardized configuration of muscle imbalance.


  1. While there are many individual variations, due to work habits and sport activities, there is a consistent pattern that is primarily the result of the way we customarily use our postural muscles.


  1. There also seems to be a neurological developmental component, since these patterns are very common and widespread.


  1. Carefully performed manual testing procedures can help to identify the specific muscle groups that are weaker, and those that have become shortened in an individual patient, so that general patterns do not have to be assumed.


  1. This permits the doctor of chiropractic to develop an individualized plan to reestablish muscle balance, by combining stretches for shortened muscles and strengthening and neurological stimulating exercises for the inhibited groups.


  1. Incomplete as this summary may be, it strongly suggests that aberrant posture may adversely affect health-related quality-of-life.


Smyrna Chiropractor | What Can We Do to Improve Your Athletic Performance?. Dr. Marco Antonio Belizaire is a Smyrna Chiropractor.