Why Rugby Players Should Visit a Chiropractor Today

October 19, 2016 by Chislehurst Chiropractic Clinic

Everyone is prone to injury – whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a professional athlete. However, high-contact sports such as rugby can cause serious injuries or worsen existing ones. Tackling or scrummaging puts a lot of force on the entire body – from the neck all the way down to the ankles. But there are also many times when injuries are a result of poor technique and inadequate pre- and post-match stretching. And at Chislehurst Chiropractic Clinic, we want to ensure that you’re preparing for every match properly and taking the right steps for a successful recovery from injury.

What do Chiropractors do?

Chiropractors can help athletes by treating problems involving the joints, bones, and muscles, and the effects they have on the nervous system. And because chiropractic care has a particular focus on spinal care, practitioners can gently adjust the spine to improve the efficiency of the nervous system. By improving the function of the nervous system, the body also improves its natural ability to heal.

What Does this Mean for Rugby Players?

Any posture or muscle imbalance can create a curve to your spine, which results in a loss of power. This means that any biomechanical force that you generate doesn’t work as efficiently as it should. So, by improving restricted movement in the spine and joints, allows the communication between the brain and the rest of your body to flow more smoothly – we can increase your muscle strength, control and coordination.

‘I would highly recommend Dr Gould’

-Hal Luscombe, Former Welsh International (16 Caps)

(click to watch Hal Luscombe’s testimonial!)

Chislehurst Chiropractic’s leading Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Gould has a specialized interest and extensive experience with sports injuries. We can treat, manage, or give lifestyle advice to athletes and especially Rugby players during this season, on the following topics:

  • Back or Neck Pains
  • Posture, Biomechanics and Performance
  • Hips, Knees and Ankles
  • Shoulders, Arms, Elbows and Wrists
  • Trapped or Irritated Nerves
  • Nutritional Advice

Chiropractic care is also a great match for professional sports players because it does not involve the use of any drugs or surgery. We focus treating the root cause of pain and stimulating full body wellness as opposed to simply relieving pain.

If Chiropractic sounds like it might be for you, then please give us a call at 0208-295-1733. Book your appointment now, as we are also happy to offer FREE JOINT & SPINE CHECKS.

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