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Meb recently said in an interview given to ToYourHealth.com "As an elite athlete, recovery and therapy is essential to staying healthy and competitive. I have seen Dr. Devin Young as my chiropractor for years and see him twice a week during training. His care has been especially helpful leading up to and including the Boston Marathon. I have been able to recover faster and easier after races. He is very knowledgeable and professional, and I am very thankful to have him locally to keep me healthy."
Improved performance, greater endurance, better flexibility, faster recovery time, increased range of motion, and fewer injuries are only some of the benefits of chiropractic care that you can reap as an athlete or as an active individual. Chiropractic adjustments increase your blood flow, and help improve your posture, lessening the likelihood of future spinal misalignments. Chiropractic care gives you the edge over your competition; allowing a higher level of function and performance and decreased risk of injury.
The primary goal of any chiropractic adjustment is the reduction of interference of the nervous system in the body. Your nervous system allows you to relate to the world around you. It regulates of your bodily functions. When the nervous system is not operating at 100% health issues manifest affecting every aspect of an athlete’s performance.
Chiropractic adjustments in the pre-race phase allows for maximum performance on race day. In the recovery phase, after the race, it allows for healing to be optimized. Different tools are used at times, based on what any patient needs at that moment. Treatments are not based on timing such as before or after a race or event but rather based on the patient’s needs.
The most common injury seen is unexplained knee / hip / foot pain. Many times these are pains that have no definitive explanation, and may have been slowly building, often without direct trauma and no apparent injury. Chiropractic is very effective with this type of injury and can often relieve the pain quite well, depending on the length of time between injury and treatment.