Sports chiropractic specialises in not just addressing aches and pains but also in improving performance. Where sports chiropractic differs from general practice is that the athlete needs to maintain fitness while in recovery.
Also the repetitive nature of sports training/performance means that sports injuries are often chronic making it even more important to address underlying causes.
Where sports chiropractic differs from general practice is that the athlete needs to maintain fitness while in recovery. Also the repetitive nature of sports training/performance means that sports injuries are often chronic making it even more an imperative to address underlying causes.
Often coaches and athletes take the position that more training and harder training means better performance but this is not always the case. There is an ideal level of training which is not the same for all athletes. Genetic difference, body type and extrinsic stresses all need to be considered if the athlete is to peak at the right time and for the duration of a competitive period. Most often injury can be avoided and performance enhanced by simple abut not necessarily obvious changes.
For professional or aspiring athletes it may be necessary to do more advanced biochemical tests which can be either done through your GP (often free) or we can order them (incurring a charge). In some instances it may even be advisable to get genetic testing and as a Fitgenes Accredited Practitioner he can arrange this, interpret results, and advise on best practice.
John is an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP), and has worked with All Blacks, Olympians and Common Wealth Games athletes. But his passion is youth sports and to this end he provides pro bono lectures on injury prevention and performance enhancement to coaches and teams alike. If you would like John to talk at your school or club contact him today.