Kids start playing soccer at the age of 4, if not earlier. It’s almost comical to watch a game at this age because most of are running simply because everyone else is. There are always those players who “get it”though. They are the ones who score all the goals and running ahead of the pack.
Youth sports plays an integral part in the social life of many families starting at an early age. As these young athletes grow, many parents continue their training by signing up for select and travel teams. Level of play intensifies at each age and it is not uncommon for kids to play the same sport year round. Competition becomes fierce as kids approach high school and college.
With this intensity, the need to be injury-free and performing at the highest level become paramount. Inevitably, however, an injury occurs, either from trauma or repetitive use. When this happens, the athletes primary concern is returning to the game as soon as possible. Other concerns involve elimination of pain and treatment that is non-invasive plus non-pharmacological. Chiropractic care is essential to sustaining this high level performance in a way that meets the needs of today’s competitive athlete.
Parents will invest tremendous sums of money in their child’s lessons, training, camps, equipment, and conditioning. Many times at the expense of anything else, especially if more is at stake such as a scholarship, either in the future or now. There can be a lot at stake in keeping their athlete healthy and well.
If we look at the highest level of sports, you will find a chiropractor on staff. You will also find chiropractors at the Olympic games, too. These professional athletes recognize that chiropractic adjustments have shown to improve performance and pain reduction. They also recognize a chiropractor’s ability to improve nervous system function to enhance faster reaction times. What athlete doesn’t want that?
At the end of the day, every patient deserves to be treated like an elite athlete in the care they receive.