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Chiropractic Care for Athletes

At any level, being an athlete is hard work, but it can also be incredibly fun and rewarding. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned professional, a lot goes into athletics, and it doesn’t always stop on the field, court, or track. Knowing how to take care of your body properly and focusing on overall wellbeing is an important part of improving performance and staying healthy and free from injuries. All types of exercise and sports have risks, and one of the best ways to prevent them is to know your body and what kind of care it needs. One component of success is being cognizant of any existing injuries or vulnerabilities and how to prevent them. Equally as important is understanding how to care for your body to prevent any injuries. Visiting a Portage chiropractor can be a vital step in your journey as an athlete to not only enhance performance, but also to monitor your health and wellness. 
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Sports Injuries & Risks

Different sports and activities come with varying risks of injury, but there are common occurrences among athletes. Most sports injuries manifest as some sort of traumatic injury, like a torn ligament, a sprain, or a broken bone. But even more minor things like collisions and falls can cause the spine to be knocked out of alignment, leading to stress and pain in joints, muscles, nerves, discs, and ligaments. You may not notice big issues with these things, but as they build up, they can put your body at risk for even more injury as they leave you vulnerable to further misalignment. The primary goal of most athletes is to prevent these types of issues from happening in the first place, often by doing things such as stretching and staying hydrated which allow the body to better acclimate to vigorous movement. All athletes should go the extra mile to ensure they do not suffer injuries and risk their ability to play and compete. 

Professionals Rely on Chiropractic Care

Routine chiropractic adjustments are heavily employed by professional athletes not only to address injuries, but also to prevent them from happening. Adjustments improve balance and flexibility and can help make certain movements easier on the spine. Like another form of a warm-up, professional athletes rely on chiropractic adjustments to enhance their performance and keep their bodies ready to perform. These athletes are often putting more strain on the body than the average person does, so regularly visiting a chiropractor can address anything that may have resulted from that additional stress before it becomes an issue. Proper spinal adjustments can also reduce irritation of nerve roots between vertebrae, meaning that when minor injuries do occur, healing time can be reduced because the body is in a healthy state due to regular chiropractic care. 

Visiting West Michigan Chiropractic 

At West Michigan Chiropractic, the adjustments you will receive are specialized to your needs and your lifestyle. If you routinely engage in sports or exercise, taking care of your body by visiting Drs. Ryan and Sarah Malarney will ensure you can keep up your routine at full capacity. Dr. Ryan Malarney has a special interest in sports chiropractic and how it relates to overall health and wellness, meaning your care at this Portage chiropractor will enable you to perform at your best. 
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The driving power behind chiropractic care is ensuring that the central nervous system can communicate all necessary functions from the brain to the body. Torque release technique removes interference in this system, allowing the body to function optimally. Drs. Ryan and Sarah Malarney want to provide the best care for you and your family. Our mission is to become your Portage chiropractors, and it is our goal to see every person in the Kalamazoo area living their healthiest and best lives.

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