AFL Sport Injuries: How Chiropractic Can Help
Whether it be the top level athlete or the boy down the street; sports injuries are a common occurrence and can be quite debilitating when they occur. The Australian bureau of statistics report over 10.5 million Aussies over 15 years engaging in sporting activities in the year of 2005, that’s more than 2/3rds of the population! A number of these athletes progress to the AFL where they rely on top physique and performance to deliver results for their team and their club. Dr Daniel at Chatfield Chiropractic sees a high number of sporting injuries, and when they occur proper management is the key for a successful return to sports.
If you have sustained an injury you know how debilitating this can be for your sport, your training and your general performance both on and off the field. Often athletes face weeks and months scaling down their training to allow healing and start rehabilitation. And every minute off the grass feels like a punishment when all you want is to play, but your body is no longer able to perform what it could before the injury occurred.
At Chatfield Chiropractic, Daniel who has worked at a number of local AFL clubs in the past, has extensive knowledge when it comes to looking after high level athletes and managing sports injuries. To ensure you are on the pathway to peak performance whether that be with a current injury or if you are looking for a pro-active approach, make sure you call the clinic at Roxburgh Park (03) 9303 9952 or Sunbury (03) 9746 3977 to see how we can help you perform at your best.
The art of sport and AFL takes years of training and fine-tuning of movements and power for top level performance. Our body needs to be in tune with the messages going to and from the brain for optimal movement to occur. The body needs to know exactly where every joint is in space to calculate the next move when that ball comes flying through the air. When a mismatch between body and brain occurs, there is little room for error and this can be the difference between the perfect mark and a hamstring strain injury.
Chiropractors undergo rigid training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of movement) and biomechanics to understand and assess how the nervous system is functioning in terms of controlling the muscles, tendons and joints of the body. When a mis-alignment occurs, the chiropractic adjustment plays a unique role in resetting proprioception and restoring proper signal communication between brain and body. Armed with a multitude of tools in soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation, a chiropractor is uniquely equipped to look after peak performance athletes.
By far the most prevalent injuries seen in AFL is hamstring strain, osteitis pubis or groin pain, and calf strains, but chiropractic can assist in a multitude of other muscle and joint related injuries, as well as pain management and concussions. Daniel at Chatfield Chiropractic works thoroughly to assess the function of the nervous- and musculoskeletal system from top to toe, and can assist in any matter of treatment or rehabilitation needed when this is not working at it’s peak.
Book an appointment today to get started on the journey of lifelong optimal performance – call us on (03) 9303 9952 Roxburgh Park or (03) 9746 3977 Sunbury to see how we can help you today.