It’s been just over a week since the 2019 New York City Marathon. Within the days that followed, many of us walked past runners with medals around their neck signifying their completion of this world-renowned race. It comes as no surprise that most marathon runners are patients of chiropractors and seek their care for the same reasons non-marathon runners seek chiropractic care.
Taking common-sense precautions and listening to your body’s personal limits are keys to a successful exercise regimen. Healthy lifestyle practices such as getting a proper amount of sleep, eating whole, nutritious foods, and staying hydrated will get you far. But, making a commitment to chiropractic care can take your body and its preferred mode of exercise to the next level!
Here are a few ways chiropractic care can benefit your body and your exercise routine.
INCREASED RANGE OF MOTION
Regardless of your ability level, everyone requires flexibility to move and function properly. Dr. Shure looks at the whole kinetic chain of the body, assessing any tensions or restrictions, and then focuses on gently aligning all areas of the body so the joints move properly.
If you’re at a desk all day, the transition into a gym or going out for a run can be quite jarring on your body. Oftentimes, we don’t realize the stress our body endures simply sitting in front of a computer screen all day.
By looking at body symmetry, he can help to stabilize and balance spinal muscles, which are important to how you are able to function in the gym, at home, or on a run. As little as a 10 percent change in posture can make a 99 percent difference in functions of the body.
It might have been a while since you’ve studied the musculoskeletal system, but all you need is your general knowledge of a skeleton to understand the spine is the foundation and provides the stability and support that’s necessary for your body to function properly. When your spine is out of alignment, everything is off kilter.
When this happens, it is inevitable one part of the body will compensate for another, weakening your body little by little and increasing inflammation.
The American Chiropractic Association estimates 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to decrease the risk of injury and enhance performance.
Misalignments in the spine create subluxations, which are blockages along your spine that prevent your body from sending critical resources where they’re needed most.
Your body is in a constant state of regeneration and repair. When there’s a blockage along the main conduit, your body isn’t getting what it needs to strengthen and repair itself, which can handicap your ability and performance.
Some of the USA’s top athletes have gone on record boasting the benefits chiropractic care has had on their body and their performance.
“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything is in place. — As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.” – Tom Brady
“I’ve been going to a chiropractor as long as I can remember. It is as important to my training as the practice of my swing.” – Tiger Woods
Max Scherzer was able to play Game 7 of the 2019 World Series thanks in part to his chiropractor –
“Our chiropractor he does amazing work, he was able to get in there and make adjustments. We did two treatments of it and really freed up the neck” And then stated he, “was good to go”. – Max Scherzer
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, or the New York City Marathon has inspired you to hit the pavement or the gym, we want to be right there with you keeping you safe and healthy!
Give us a call at 212-696-9355 or e-mail us to schedule an appointment and start feeling better and doing better today.