America’s hope Ashton Eaton, decathlon competitor using chiropractic in Rio games in order to stay loose, and perform at the highest level possible. Ashton Eaton is competing in his second Olympic games and is hoping to take home another decathlon gold medal.
More and more sports teams and individual athletes are seeking out chiropractors to help stay healthy and boost their performance. Keeping the spine flexible, stabile and healthy can make a significant difference on how the athletes body holds up to stress. Doctors of chiropractic focus on analyzing the spine and nervous system to see if their is any dysfunction causing stress on the body. Stress on the body for an Olympic athlete could be a strain, sprain, muscle weakness, neck or back pain. Though constant wear and tear athletes experience spinal misalignments and nerve irritation; it is just par for the course if you are pushing the body that hard. Using chiropractic manipulation or adjustments, spine and nerve irritation can be relieved which allows the body to heal, repair and fix itself; so the athletes are again ready to compete on the highest level. Many professional and amateur athletes today use chiropractic care for preventative health; to make sure their body does not break down so they can continue competing on a high level.
Although many professional sports teams and college teams hire team chiropractors to look after their athletes, chiropractic works really well for the general population. The general population may not be as physically stressed as athletes but most do have serious postural stress at their everyday jobs. Chronic postural stress today shows up as migraine headaches, neck pain, back pain, chronic fatigue, sleep issues and more. Ashton Eaton may use chiropractic once a week to make sure his body is ready for peak performance. A stressed out attorney working 70 hours a week may go to the chiropractor once a week because their body keeps breaking down. Either way there is definitely a need for spine and nervous system maintenance; just like a car, if you neglect the maintenance more severe issues will show up in the future.
In the Rio Olympics, Ashton Eaton, decathlon competitor relies on chiropractic care to keep fit, healthy and hopefully be ready for the next summer Olympics in Tokyo. Find a local chiropractor to meet the needs of your body and your stress level.