When doing sports that need a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not uncommon to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Aazami has seen all of these concerns in our Hyattsville, District Heights patients. Fortunately, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.
Dr. Aazami keeps up-to-date with all of the latest scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers. Roughly half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once per week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.
Researchers noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they noticed that the subjects who received chiropractic treatment also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to determine that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports team in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic adjustments really works. If you live near our practice in Hyattsville, District Heights and would like to see if Dr. Aazami can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (301) 322-7777 for an appointment.
If you're suffering from severe issues, Dr. Aazami and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Hyattsville, District Heights office a call today at (301) 322-7777 for an appointment.
Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).