In the spirit of March Madness Barton Chiropractic Clinic would like to go over a few ways that chiropractic care stands to benefit athletes, particularly basketball players.
If you're a hooper, all that jumping, running, and stopping on the hardwood floor can really do a number on your lower back and your legs. That's probably why the world's top athletes utilize chiropractic care to overcome injury and even to prevent injury. Read on for a few ways in particular that chiropractic help out basketball players.
Chiropractic Improves Flexibility
Getting a chiropractic adjustment will help improve your body's overall range of motion, which will help you play better defense. It will also help you avoid muscle strain and muscle tearing.
Chiropractic Improves Performance
Regular adjustments will ensure that the body and the brain are both functioning at optimum capacity. Routine chiropractic treatments will help boost a player's speed, flexibility, strength, and even balance.
Chiropractic Reduces Risk of Injury and Recovery Time
Spine misalignment can cause the body to undergo undue stress, which can lead to injury. Chiropractors can also utilize a number of methods and instruments to reduce injury recovery time, including massage, stretching,
tools that can diminish scar tissue, electrical muscle stimulation, and more.
If you play a lot of basketball and are looking to boost your game, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today. We have a long history of helping athletes stay in peak physical condition.
As we head full force into St. Patrick's Day weekend it's important to remember what a hard night of drinking alcohol can do to the mind and the body -- and that's not taking into consideration any possible injury you can sustain while being under the influence of alcohol, that's just from a nutritional standpoint.
That's why Barton Chiropractic Clinic thought it would be a good idea to go over a few things you can do which will enrich your overall health.
1.) Drink St. Patrick's Day-Themed Veggie/Fruit Smoothies
Blend up some fresh kale, pear, turmeric root, ginger root, blueberries, and a few cloves of garlic. The end result: somewhat of a green concoction that is a heck of a lot more healthy for you than any ale or lager.
2.) Take a Hike and Avoid the Crowds
Instead of engaging in a day of drinking at the local pub, go on a nature hike and get around the type of green that is good for your mind, body, and soul!
3.) Take a Boxing Class
There have been more than a few famous Irish boxers -- and even an MMA fighter named Connor McGregor -- who have summoned the strength of their countrymen to achieve victory. Get in touch with your own fighting Irish spirit and take a safe and instructed boxing class to up your cardio and your fight IQ.
If you end up sore after St. Patty's Day -- either from a day of drinking or from being active -- schedule an adjustment with Barton Chiropractic Clinic. We have a long history of keeping our patients healthy, active, and well.
Barton Chiropractic Clinic believes in providing comprehensive care that helps patients and readers live more active, fulfilling lives through wellness. We provide drug-free chiropractic solutions to back, neck, and leg pain, headaches, and more. We also provide patient education that helps boost overall health and wellness.
Below are a few foods you can enjoy that will energize you instead of making you crash at inopportune times, which can lead to exhaustion, low performance, and even injury.
Avocados are known most for boosting the value of any salad, but they're also known for being packed with healthy fats that are good for your body and your brain. Avocados also lower your blood pressure as an added benefit!
This is one of the best grains to eat and provides a low processed carb solution for those who are on the paleo diet. Quinoa is noted for its protein content as well as its iron. and fiber. Quinoa helps you maintain a low weight, lower risk of heart disease, and can also help you in preventing getting diabetes.
All nuts and seeds are great, but walnuts, in particular, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health and even improve your mood!
We had to get some vegetables on the list. Did you forget avocados are considered a fruit? Broccoli is known for being rich in bone-healthy vitamins C, A, and K.
5.) Dark Chocolate
We had to put something sweet on this list. Dark chocolate (shoot for 80% cacao or higher) has natural stimulants which will help those who partake boost focus and improve mood.
If you experience pain that persists in the face of living a healthy and active lifestyle, please give Barton Chiropractic Clinic a call today.
Getting a good night's rest and resting in the right position is key to your overall health and your spine health. Some of us glamorize the grind lifestyle and end up working long hours, which can affect our bodies in numerous ways. Insufficient sleep has also been linked to depression, diabetes, cancer, obesity, increased mortality, and decreased overall productivity and reduced quality of life.
Below are a few ways to help you get a more restful night of sleep.
1.) Cut Caffeine by 3 pm
If you want to get to bed around 9 or 10 pm or in that vicinity, it's important that you're not having an evening cup of coffee or a caffeinated beverage past something like 3pm. Having too much caffeine and having caffeine too late in the day will certainly affect your ability to get a good night of sleep.
Of course, do not exercise right before bed. Instead, make sure that you get plenty of exercises and give yourself time to put your body through physical exertion. You'll be surprised at how good you'll sleep once you start running and hitting the weights consistently.
3.) Read a Book
Reading a book is a great way to relax. And if you read something innocuous instead of something challenging, you'll probably be more compelled to snooze.
If you have any questions about the importance of sleep or how chiropractic care can improve your overall wellness, contact Barton Chiropractic Care today to schedule your consultation.
In the US, patients spend a little over $240 billion on musculoskeletal conditions -- due largely to the fact that over 80% of American adults will experience back pain.
Below are a few tips that will help you shorten your recovery time if you experience the unfortunate event of a back injury.
1.) Keep Good Posture
When you get a back injury it can be tempting to put yourself in a position that gives you any sort of level of comfort. But it's important when you experience a back injury to keep good posture, stand up with your feet underneath your hips, and keep your back and neck straight. Incorporate a stretch routine in your mornings and evenings to help reduce strain and tightness.
2.) Manage Pain / Restore Mobility
It's important in your recovery to try to regain your mobility while at the same time keep your pain at manageable levels. Chiropractic care is a great way to manage your pain the drug-free way!
3.) Work on Your Endurance
As you begin to heal, start to push yourself harder and make your workouts more rigorous. Maintain perfect mechanics in your workouts, and, above, maintain good posture.
By incorporating the principles listed above you'll give yourself a good shot at a speedy, full recovery. If you experience back pain that persists even in the face of following these simple steps, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.