We deal with a lot of sports injuries in our Singapore office, and Dr. Stakes is usually able to assist these athletes. Stanford Childrens Hospital states that over 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are injured each year while playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults injured annually while taking part in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the importance of minimizing these sorts of common injuries. One way to possible achieve that goal, according to a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are commonplace, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's odds of winning. One specific study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic treatment could reduce these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study specifically, all of the players received medical treatment. Additionally, half of them also engaged in chiropractic sessions at the rate of one session each week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one treatment a month for the remaining 3 months of the study. The remaining half were given no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic.
Following 24 matches, researchers reported a lessened amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Furthermore, that same group also missed fewer matches related to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be added to sports training programs to effectively diminish the quantity of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you want to ensure more time is dedicated on the field as opposed to on the bench, call our Singapore office at +65 6235 1220 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!