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Sports Chiropractic is a chiropractor that specialises in the assessment and diagnosis of sport related injuries. Sports Chiropractic treatment can treat numerous injuries that are sustained by athletes which includes minor to major injuries. Methods used by chiropractors not only speeds up the recovery process but can also help reduce chances of sustaining an injury.

Chiropractic care helps the muscles to relax and enhances proper blood circulation to assist the body to heal faster and boost performance. Sports athletes all over the world are using chiropractic care for sports related injuries. According to the latest studies done, sports chiropractic care has had an impact on the following athletes:

Rugby – Chiropractic treatment is not the same as physiotherapy. Chiropractic care is effective for sprains, strains and muscle injuries in sports. The most common injuries in rugby are leg injuries such as groin and hamstring strains. This occurs when hamstring muscles are stretched beyond their limits. Prevention is better than cure. That being the reason your chiropractor will be able to identify weak spots within the muscles and joint that could potentially lead to injury. Chiropractic care will help address the problem to strengthen the areas to ensure functionality of the body.

Tennis – Tennis is a well- known sport all over the world. The most common injuries sustained in tennis are “tennis elbow”, rotator cuff issues, wrist and forearm pain, back pain and knee pain. There is good news though. These conditions are all treatable by Sports Chiropractic health practitioners. Sports Chiropractic will speed up the healing process and better your performance.

Hockey – Just like rugby, hockey is a physical sport. Sports Chiropractic can help reduce painful symptoms of recurrent shoulder instability related to hockey injuries. Routine chiropractic treatment can help you recover from strains and sprains as well as contusions which are common injuries for hockey players. Sports Chiropractic treatment can improve the balance of hockey players as well as coordination.

Netball – Netball injuries can vary from finger to hand injuries as well as rotator cuff tendonitis. Lower leg and ankle injuries are also not uncommon. These injuries are treatable by chiropractors.

Finding a sports chiropractic practitioner shouldn’t have to be difficult. Dr Jacques Bezuidenhout specialises in sports injuries and is situated in Centurion. With years of experience and many treated athletes, Dr Jacques Bezuidenhout’s reputation speaks for itself.

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