We deal with a large number of sports injuries in our Humble clinic, and Dr. Groneck is usually able to help these athletes. Stanford Childrens Hospital reports that over 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are hurt each year while playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults hurt each year while engaged in sports-related activities, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the necessity of minimizing these sorts of common injuries. One approach to possible achieve that goal, as reported by a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are commonplace, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's chance at securing a win. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic adjustments could cut down on these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study specifically, all of the volunteers received medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also engaged in chiropractic treatments at the rate of 1 session each week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the following three months, and one session each 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 determine the benefits of chiropractic.
Following twenty-four matches, scientists noted a reduced number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Additionally, that very group also missed fewer matches related to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be added to sports training programs to dramatically lessen the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you want to make sure greater time is spent on the field versus on the bench, call our Humble office at (281) 540-7201 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!