We encounter a lot of sports injuries in our Singapore clinic, and Dr. Stakes is generally able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are hurt each year when playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults hurt each year while participating in sports-related activities, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the importance of preventing these types of common injuries. One way to potentially realize that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, often sidelining the players and impacting their team's likelihood of winning. One specific study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them playing.
Research Shows Chiropractic Helps in Treating Sports Injuries
For this study specifically, all of the volunteers got medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also received chiropractic treatments at the rate of one session each week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one session each month for the last 3 months of the study. The remaining group had no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and were used as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
After twenty-four matches, specialists reported a reduced amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Furthermore, that same group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be added to sports training programs to dramatically lessen the amount of leg injuries.
Dr. Stakes Can Help People Find Relief From Sports Injuries & Help You Recover Quicker
If you or your child plays sports and you want to ensure more time is spent on the field versus on the bench, call our Singapore office at 62351220 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!
- Hoskins, W, & Pollard, H. (2010, April 8). The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11(64), doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-64
- Misra, A. (2014, March 17). Common sports injuries: Incidence and average charges. Department of Health & Human Services.
- Stanford Children’s Hospital. (n.d.). Sports injury statistics.