When playing sports activities that require a lot of lower body movement, 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 players have found themselves sidelined. Dr. Amodeo has seen all of these problems in our Memphis patients. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.
Dr. Amodeo keeps up-to-date with all of the latest scientific research, and in a paper published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting 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.
The authors noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they noticed that the subjects who received chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to determine that sports chiropractic intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports organization in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic really works. If you live near our office in Memphis and would like to see if Dr. Amodeo can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (901) 757-8311 for an appointment.
If you're troubled with severe pain, Dr. Amodeo and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Memphis office a call today at (901) 757-8311 for an appointment today.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).