In the days of technology and kids spending too much time in front of tablets, phones, and the television, it’s always encouraging to see kids being active.  Sports of any kind are a great outlet for many kids.  It not only provides a way to stay active, but it can also help kids make friends and teach them about teamwork and sportsmanship.  But there are also risks that come with playing sports, especially for younger athletes whose bodies are still growing and developing.  Regular visits to a Charlotte chiropractor is a great way to help your young athlete take care of their body so that they can perform at their best.

What Can Chiropractic Care Do for Athletes?

First and foremost, the goal of chiropractic care for athletes is to improve the function of the musculoskeletal system.  Without maximum range of motion, fluid joint movement, and good muscle health, no athlete will be able to perform at high levels.  Chiropractic care is incredibly beneficial for the musculoskeletal system as it can alleviate any restrictions, mobility issues, or other dysfunction that could be affecting athletic performance.  In addition, Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor also works with young athletes to reduce the risk of injuries.  Strengthening the musculoskeletal system, joints, and muscles within the body has been proven to reduce the chances of injury while playing sports.  Not only will it decrease the chance of injury, but it can also improve healing time should an injury occur.  Children and teens are already known to recover faster than adults, but chiropractic care can improve healing even more.  With regular chiropractic care, the body is able to take full advantage of its ability to heal itself, without nerve interference hindering the process, meaning healing can take place naturally and quickly.  Chiropractic care offers so many advantages for overall health and wellness that even pro athletes have incorporated it into their sports routines on a regular basis.

Young and Old Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Whether you are a mother of an athletic teenager or an adult that plays sports for fun on the weekends, chiropractic care can still be beneficial.  Even for the youngest little athletes, chiropractic care can help realign a spine after a hard fall or bad collision, ensuring optimal health now and in the future. From young to old, there are incredible benefits for all with consistent chiropractic care.  Spinal health plays a critical role in overall health and well-being.  Misalignments of the spine negatively affect the function of the central nervous system, causing all kinds of chaos.  Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic will remove spinal misalignments and improve spinal health with gentle, safe adjustments for children and adults.

Healthy Children Grow Up to Be Healthy Adults

When you bring your young athlete to Greater Life Chiropractic to see Dr. Grant Lisetor, you aren’t just improving his or her ability to perform in sports, but also helping to promote a lifestyle that will carry on into adulthood.  Habits such as regular visits to a chiropractor to promote health are more likely to carry over into adulthood if started as children.  Problems that we have as children can remain problems when we’re adults as well. For instance, a child with tight neck muscles may grow into an adult with chronic neck pain and headaches.  But a child in great health is more likely to grow up to be a healthy adult.

If you have a young athlete at home, being them in to see Dr. Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic and see how chiropractic care can improve athletic performance.  Better yet, schedule a visit for the whole family as well so everyone can experience the benefits of chiropractic care for themselves!

 

 

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