Sports Chiropractic in Austin, TX

Sports chiropractic is a type of sports medicine. Sports medicine is not a specialty itself, but rather a term that includes many types of specialties that work with athletes. These include things such as chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedists, nutritionists, massage therapists, and certified athletic trainers.

What types of injuries are treated by a sports chiropractor?

Whether you consider yourself an athlete, or just a weekend warrior who likes to run a couple miles here and there, you can benefit from seeing a sports chiropractor.

Common chiropractic sports injuries we see include:

What do sports chiropractors do?

Sports chiropractic is a subspecialty within the chiropractic profession that involves continuing education beyond the standard Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Athletic Chiropractors, or sports chiropractors, work with the spine but also have a special view on the extremities and understand how they interact with movement. Performance sports chiropractic is focused beyond symptoms an individual might be experiencing. It is focused on getting the body to function and move in the most ideal way. Better movement means better performance. Whether it is the foot moving better leading to improved gait, or the mid back moving better to allow for more rotation, motion is the name of the game in athletics. ​See a sports chiropractic adjustment on our YouTube channel.

How Chiropractic Improves Sports Performance

As sports chiropractors, we check the whole body to make sure it is in the correct alignment. Correct joint alignment is important to maintain ideal nerve supply to the muscles and surrounding areas. This translates to ideal muscle activation and ideal joint motion. Better motion and muscle activation can mean things like improved speed or power aka better sports performance. To Schedule your appointment with one of our chiropractors​ click here.

Performance Chiropractic vs Sports Medicine

Sports chiropractic is a type of sports medicine. Sports medicine is not a specialty itself, but rather a term that includes many types of specialties that work with athletes. These include things such as chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedists, nutritionists, massage therapists, and certified athletic trainers. 

Do athletes use chiropractors?

Chiropractors have been used in all types of athletics for years! They are used in an official capacity in all major sports such as MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS. They travel with the US Olympic team every year as part of their staff as well. Sports team chiropractors play a large role in keeping athletes performing at their best. Elite athletes strive to get even 1% better over an offseason. In a game of milliseconds and centimeters, even a slight advantage can mean an edge over your competitor. ​Watch one of our NFL players get adjusted on our YouTube Channel here.

At Lifespring Chiropractic, we work with many athletes at all levels. We see professional athletes, college athletes, high school athletes, and youth athletes. Athletes typically use chiropractors for sports performance as well as recovery. When our bodies are in the correct alignment, they can recover (heal) better, and also perform the better. Schedule your first visit with one of our chiropractors today!