Winner of the 2015 Masters Tournament Jordan Spieth has credited chiropractic care for his victory in the 2015 Masters Tournament. Chiropractic is among the top non-invasive treatment modalities for sports injuries available in New York healthcare centers.
According to a Business Wire report, the 21-year-old professional golfer has relied upon chiropractic care since the age of 14 to prevent injuries as well as to optimize overall health and athletic performance. Jordan especially attributes his success to his chiropractor, who is an important member of his team.
Injuries to the lower back, shoulder, elbow, and wrist are common among golfers. Hip and neck pain are other common complaints among these athletes. Most golfers suffer back pain as a result of repetitive swinging. Chiropractic manipulation involves hands-on movement of the joint in the spine to the end of its range, followed by a light thrust or adjustment. This realigns the bones and makes them straighter. Chiropractors often incorporate massage, nutritional counseling and exercise or rehabilitation, and guidance on lifestyle modifications into the treatment plan.
In many athletes, and especially golfers, spinal and pelvic motion is crucial for functional performance. The goals of chiropractic care include
- joint and back pain relief
- restoration of function and prevention of injury
- increasing flexibility
- improving muscle strength
- improving range of motion
- minimizing or eliminating pain in movement
Jordan was provided with an individualized chiropractic care plan which included prevention and recovery-focused techniques necessary for maintaining good health and a competitive edge. The treatment was provided once or twice daily. Regular chiropractic care helped alleviate back pain and greatly improved the athlete’s game.
Chiropractic treatment is useful for all players. A rough sport, football witnesses traumatic injuries to the head and neck, ankle, knee, and spine. Chiropractic care is becoming a popular way to treat football injuries as well for injury-related pain management and also injury prevention. It’s little wonder that many top teams have a chiropractor who routinely treats the players, helping with injury recovery and improving physical health.