Chiropractic Care For Athletes

Both high impact and low impact athletes in Columbia, MO can benefit from receiving chiropractic care. Athletes getting routine adjustments may notice improved athletic performance, improved range of motion, better flexibility, increased blood flow and may suffer from fewer injuries. In the opinion of many top medical researchers as well as some of the world’s top professional athletes, regular chiropractic care should be considered to achieve the competitive edge (just ask the fittest man in the world). Not only will it help you body function at an improved level, but chiropractic care is also good for your overall health.

Dr. Sam Henley has a passion for caring for athletes and others who maintain an active lifestyle, whether they be weekend warriors or world record holders. As a second generation chiropractor in Columbia, MO, Dr. Sam and the entire Active Life Chiropractic staff firmly believe chiropractic care can help athletes stay active and healthy, reduce the chance of future injuries from occurring, and improve overall performance. Chiropractic Care has been used consistently by many professional and Olympic athletes, and it continues to grow in popularity for improving performance.

Types of Chiropractic Care for Athletes in Columbia, MO

Dr. Sam has specific training in evaluating and treating athletes and can help increase the overall prevention of injuries. Some of our chiropractic care services performed on athletes in Columbia, MO include Kinesio Taping, Myofascial Release, Massage Therapy, Functional Rehabilitation and more.

• Kinesio Taping: Kinesio taping techniques have a comprehensive array of therapeutic and rehabilitative benefits. The wave pattern found on the adhesive of Kinesio tape has a lifting effect on the skin and takes pressure off pain receptors, which can reduce swelling and inflammation, improve circulation and reduce pain.

• Massage Therapy: Massage therapy is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques. It is used to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.

• Functional Rehabilitation: The major components of functional rehabilitation include flexibility, muscle strength, power, balance, agility and functional coordination or body control. Utilizing state-of-the-art treatment techniques and technologies, our skilled therapists will get you back in the game.

• Myofascial Release: Myofascial release therapy uses manual pressure and stretching to loosen up the restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain. During myofascial release therapy, Dr. Sam will locate the myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed, rather than elastic and movable, by using light, manual pressure.

Athletes who use Chiropractic Care

“I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. I’ve improved by leaps and bounds, both mentally and physically.”
Michael Jordan
“Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me immensely … lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to a chiropractor for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”

Tiger Woods
“Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team – the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger 
“I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and he’s really been helping me out a lot. Chiropractic’s been a big part of my game.”
Joe Montana

Schedule Your Chiropractic Appointment Today

If you are an athlete or training to become one, a weekend warrior or just someone who enjoys engaging in physical activity, Chiropractic Care from Active Life Chiropractic will enable you to reach peak performance – without breaking yourself.

Dr. Sam Henley can help athletes in Columbia, MO by relieving their pain, helping them heal faster after an injury, and improving overall performance. Contact us today at (573) 999-7805 or fill out our online form for a free consultation!
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