The purpose of chiropractic is to remove any barriers to maximizing your body’s potential to healing and function. This is mainly accomplished by clearing the nervous system from any restrictions in communication between the brain and the body. Let’s face it. The only way your body is going to maximize its physical ability is to ensure your brain can maximally communicate every single message to it.
Therefore when athletes get adjusted, every muscle and nerve fiber is able to perform at maximum capacity. In addition, healing is maximized so if an athlete is injured, healing time is greatly improved. Athletes need every little advantage as possible and chiropractic is one of the best ways of achieving that naturally.
It has been proven in studies that chiropractic improves reaction times. Dr. Dean Smith has done a study that has shown improved movement reaction times of 9.2% following a chiropractic adjustment or a faster reaction time of 183 ms. When the difference between 1st and 3rd place in a 100 meter sprint between Usain Bolt and Canada’s Andre DeGrasse is 100ms, you can see why chiropractic is so essential for achieving peak performance.
Making chiropractic a part of your life style is a smart choice to healthy living. Athletes and the regular “Joe or Jane” are no different when it comes to body function and health. If athletes see the difference, then so will you. In the long run your body will thank you. The bottom line is if you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.
Dr. Tyler A. Kong