More professional teams who are interested in improving overall health and maintaining peak performance are turning to chiropractic care. That's according to experts at the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, who spoke recently to the Washington Nationals baseball team.
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Over the past decade, athletic trainers have begun to significantly expand their practices to include certain forms of injury treatment. Even professional athletes have begun to benefit from soft tissue manipulation by sports chiropractors and athletic trainers. In an article in Dynamic Chiropractic, Joseph M. Horrigan, DC, DACBSP, examines how chiropractic knowledge of the process of soft tissue injuries can help athletic trainers better work with athletes and provide helpful early interventions.
"And he's out for Tommy John surgery"--how many times have sports announcers made this statement in recent history? Although functional training via the LAST table and soft tissue tools can go a long way toward helping to prevent and treat injury (and avoid surgery), NPR's Frank Deford sparks a conversation about American athletes today and our "armcentric" sports culture--and makes the pitch to athletic trainers, coaches and athletes to start doing more to protect their players and themselves.
As patients today are experiencing more inflammatory processes due to stress, diet, lifestyle and other triggers, more chiropractic physicians and other health care professionals are turning to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization to help treat chronic myofascial pain.
Topics: Soft Tissue Tools