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Sports Chiropractor in Grand Forks

Fight for Your Highest Potential

If the pursuit of excellence were easy, then everyone would do it. (…)Unreasonable expectations, time-wise, results in unnecessary frustration, due to a perceived feeling of failure. Achieving the extraordinary is not a linear process. The secret is to show up, do the work, go home. A blue collar work ethic married to indomitable will. It is that simple. Nothing interferes. Nothing can sway you from your purpose; once the decision is made. Simply refuse to budge, refuse to compromise.”

- Coach Sommer

Chiropractic care isn’t so much about dealing with neck or back pain, as it is dealing with your nervous system. Removing the interference from your nervous system helps your brain better control the rest of your body. Anyone that plays sports is going to seek the best in coordination, agility, speed, power, reaction time, balance and muscle strength to achieve peak performance.

Common Injuries in Adolescent Athletes

Although almost anything can occur on a playing field or in a gym, here are the five most common injuries we see in younger players:

  • Concussion
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sprains and Strains

Our job at Paragon Chiropractic & Wellness Center is to not only improve your your child’s performance, but to help him or her heal safely and quickly.

Athletic Performance

Many of the top athletes get adjusted on a regular basis, not because they have pain or injuries, but for that competitive edge that comes from having an efficiently working nervous system. It makes perfect sense since neural efficiency is crucial to human performance. Several neurophysiological parameters have been shown in studies to improve through chiropractic care, including pulse rate and capillary counts, muscle strength, visual acuity, and lung function.
The American Chiropractic Association estimates that 90% of those competing at the world-class level use chiropractic care as a means of preventing injuries and improving performance.

Lets Look at the Research

Fifty athletes divided into two groups. One group received chiropractic adjustments, the other served as a control. The athletes were compared across eleven different test parameters to measure aspects of athletic ability, which included agility, balance, kinesthetic (movement) perception, power, speed, and reaction time.

After 6 weeks, the control group exhibited minor improvement in eight of the 11 test parameters, while the chiropractic group improved significantly in all 11 areas. For example, when comparing Hand Reaction Time after 6 weeks, the control group improved less than 1%, while the chiropractic group demonstrated improvement of more than an 18%. After 12 weeks, the chiropractic group demonstrated more than 30% improvement.

Lauro A. Mouch B. Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation. 1991; 6: 84-87


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