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Chiropractic Helps Athletes Jump Higher After Ankle Injury


Many professional and amateur athletes depend on chiropractic care to improve performance and assist in recovery. For instance, all 32 NFL teams have chiropractors on staff to help their players perform at their best, and over 100 chiropractors were at the London Olympic games to work with US athletes. Professionals know that chiropractic works, and we see that everyday in our Orchard Park office.

A small trial study from Sweden confirms this by working with 19 female handball players who were recovering from an ankle injury. The athletes were randomly assigned to receive either chiropractic adjustments or a sham treatment for three weeks. By the end of treatment, the chiropractic patients had significantly better improvements in vertical jumping height.

Although further research is warranted to expand on these findings, the preliminary results show that chiropractic plays a role in recovering from ankle injuries, which is the source of most sports injuries.

If you're suffering from a nagging sports injury or you just want to perform better, try chiropractic care. Give our office in Orchard Park a call today at (716) 667-6800 for an appointment.

Hedlund S, Nilsson H, Lenz M, Sundberg T. Effect of chiropractic manipulation on vertical jump height in young female athletes with talocrural joint dysfunction: a single-blinded randomized clinical pilot trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;37(2):116-23.


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