Improved Athletic Performance and Sports Injuries

Improved Athletic Performance

Even though we have a great track record for improving athletic performance, of course there is no replacement for hard work. Athletes that are already working with a coach or trainer, but have a sports injury or are wanting to progress further in their training, can greatly benefit from the work we do. Read about some of our recent cases in this blog post!

Sports Injuries 

Working with a great trainer or coach can help reduce the likelihood of injuries. Don’t let injuries sideline you for longer than necessary. By getting to the root of the issue we can improve healing time and get you back to competing as quickly as safely possible. Many sports injury protocol focus on exercise based rehab, which can be useful in some cases but this paradigm is inherently flawed. Even the fittest people in the world experience sports injuries, so is the problem really a lack of exercise in athletes that are already fit and balanced? We do not use an exercise based rehab or training approach. Athletes get plenty of that when they train, so using this method to “fix” whatever problems arise is somewhat nonsensical, since it implies the athlete isn’t getting enough exercise or training. It would be like trying to help a diabetic who is addicted to donuts by giving him soda instead. Treating an exercise induced injury with more exercise will rarely result in the desired outcome.

We take a different approach. By taking a more in depth look into the body’s structural system, and after hearing how the injury occurred, we can apply a treatment based on those findings.

Some examples of this include…

Increasing the motion within a joint if the joint is not moving well, or conversely restricting the motion if it’s sprained.

Ensuring the sacroiliac joints are stable since they are the foundation on which our body rests. Lax or neurologically unstable SI joints can cause havok, and fixing this issue can have a profound affect.

Evaluating the muscles is also important. Even the strongest, fittest athletes can have delays in proprioception and muscle firing that can lead to decreased reaction times and injuries. Evaluating whether the muscle issue is coming from the golgi tendon organs or the muscle spindle cells is another aspect of muscle health we check.

Improved Athletic Performance

Have you plateaued? Has your coach or trainer pointed out some flaws in your form that you haven’t been able to correct through exercise alone?

Even the best athletes need a tune-up from time to time. We’ll ensure your Sacroiliac joints are stable (think of these as the foundation of a house, wince our body rests on these two joints), ensure the joints of your spine and extremities are not only moving efficiently but also that your body’s proprioceptive capacity is working at it’s best, test and evaluate muscles involved in the activity or sport you’re involved in to ensure muscles are firing properly, and ensure that tension within the dural system is at a minimum (tension within the dural system is one of the main causes for bio mechanical inequalities and a great deal of muscle injuries). Symmetry and appropriate muscle response to stress are vital.