We see a lot of sports injuries in our Great Falls, MT office, and Dr. Tim Six is usually able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that over 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and below are hurt each year when playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults hurt every year while participating in sports-related activities, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the necessity of minimizing these types of widespread injuries. One approach to possible realize that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive routine chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg injuries are common, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's likelihood of securing a win. One particular study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study in particular, every one of the volunteers got medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also received chiropractic sessions at the rate of one session per week for the first six weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one session per month for the final three months of the study. The remaining participants had no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and were used as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
Following 24 matches, specialists reported a reduced amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Moreover, that same group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic ought to be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically decrease the quantity of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you would like to ensure more time is dedicated on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our Great Falls, MT office at (406) 452-6929 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!