6 Reasons Your Young Athlete Needs Chiropractic Care

Whether you’ve got a teenage superstar soccer player or a rookie five-year-old baseball slugger, young athletes have different physical needs than other kids. In order to keep them healthy and active for many years to come, it’s important to get your young athlete under chiropractic care. Here are six reasons to get started today.

It Helps with Mobility

Range of motion, joint mobility, and muscle flexibility are hugely important for all athletes, but even more so for those who are still growing. As young bodies move quickly through the motions their sports require, they need to be able to adapt and stay as mobile as possible with each movement. Chiropractic care allows joints to stay lubricated and enhances mobility throughout the entire body.

It Helps with Agility and Speed

When the spine is aligned, the body is in balance. A balanced body can move faster and quicker than an unbalanced one with spinal alignments. Whether your child has had a recent injury, a big fall, or is simply a little rough and tumble, if they are a young athlete, they likely have at least one misalignment of the spine. Restoring proper alignment, balance, and nervous system function will naturally improve their agility and speed, allowing them to thrive within their sport.

It Lessens the Risk of Injury

Healthier bodies and joints mean fewer injuries. When the body is working optimally, it can adapt to potentially dangerous situations better and avoid injury more successfully. Additionally, with a balanced spine comes improved mobility and agility, as mentioned above, and that reduces the risk of injury as well.

It Speeds up Healing

If your child does get injured or suffer from a sickness, chiropractic can help their body heal faster. When the spine is aligned, the central nervous system is able to communicate better, allowing the body to self-heal from the inside out, bringing about improved health and function of every aspect of the body.

It Gives Them More Return on Their Workouts

You want every minute of your child’s hard work to bring about positive results, and chiropractic care will give them more bang for their buck. The healthier they are and the more balanced their entire body is, the more they will get out of their workouts, practices, and games or performances.

It Makes Them Healthier

Finally, chiropractic care makes young athletes healthier. It improves the health and function of every joint, muscle, tendon, and ligament in their bodies, and it helps their immune system, respiratory

system, digestive system, and more work better. This brings about improved all-around health and allows them to play more and compete harder.

If you have a young athlete who would love any of the benefits above in their quest for greatness in their sport, contact Dr. Brendan Shanahan and Dr. Thomas Madigan at Vitality Precision Chiropractic. They proudly serve the Rochester Hills community and would love the chance to show you the benefits of chiropractic firsthand.