How Chiropractic Is Changing the Olympics


Like many of our Northern Colorado patients, I’ve been following the Olympic games in Rio with much anticipation. Did you know that for many years chiropractic care has been a game changer in helping our athletes perform better?

Injuries are a part of the risk for athletes taking part in a competition, especially at the Olympic level. And that’s why teams of doctors, including chiropractors are on staff in Rio to help out.

In fact, numerous athletes received regular chiropractic care during heavy training right before competing in the Olympics. They felt that it not only helped their injuries heal faster, but also enhanced their peak performance during competition. After all, a fraction of a second can mean all the difference between a gold medal and a silver medal.

Many of the injuries that chiropractors have been treating for our US athletes are overuse injuries such as sprains, strains, pulled muscles and tendinitis. Numerous trigger points, nerve root irritation, back and neck pain, and facet joint syndromes were also all very common. All of these symptoms can be treated successfully with chiropractic adjustments, trigger point therapy and myofascial techniques. Even competitors who were new to chiropractic care were amazed at how much relief they instantly got from routine adjustments.

This is yet another shining example of how chiropractic care helps world class athletes. But even if your goal is not to compete on the Olympic level, but to run that upcoming 5K race, we can help. See for yourself how this gentle, effective treatment can help keep you on track to performing at your optimum. Call your Fort Collins Chiropractor today at (970) 377-1775 for a free consultation and we’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.