We come across a lot of sports injuries in our Singapore office, and Dr. Stakes is generally able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that over 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the nearly 2 million adults injured annually while taking part in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the necessity of minimizing these types of widespread injuries. One way to potentially realize that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in routine chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's likelihood of securing a win. One specific study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic could cut down on these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study particularly, every one of the participants received medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also engaged in chiropractic treatments at the rate of 1 treatment each week for the first six weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one treatment per month for the remaining three months of the study. The remaining participants were given no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
After twenty-four matches, researchers noted a diminished number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Additionally, that same group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically reduce the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you would like to ensure more time is dedicated 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!