Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Adjustments: Leg Injury

Chiropractic Effective for Leg Issues

When doing sports that need a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to suffer some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many people have found themselves out of commission. Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. has seen all of these issues in our Buffalo patients. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. keeps up-to-date with all of the recent scientific research, and in a paper published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a treatment group that received sports chiropractic therapy at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant receiving care once per week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

The authors noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they noticed that the subjects who received chiropractic therapy also had less weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports team in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic adjustments works. If you live near our office in Buffalo and would like to see if Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (716) 854-1563 for an appointment.

Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. Can Help People Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Quicker

If you're suffering with severe discomfort, Buffalo Family Chiropractic Wellness, P. C. and our staff are here to help you get relief. Give our Buffalo office a call today at (716) 854-1563 for an appointment.

Study Information

Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back issues, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).

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    Dr. Henneberger was born and raised in Western New York. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. Kathleen then pursued and obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at D’Youville College in Buffalo where she also received her Doctorate in Chiropractic.