Chiropractic, particularly sports chiropractic, can be of enormous benefit in training.
Preventing sports-related injuries and improving athletic performance
is also of importance. Whether your goal is playing pass in the back yard or being competitive in your next event, our focus is to optimize your next opportunity. For the athlete, chiropractic care is great for restoration of the spine to ensure it moves properly; helping to relieve pain; and to reduce inflammation after an injury. However, many athletes are using chiropractic care as a preventive care to avoid injury in today’s highly competitive world. Whether it is golf, football, or participation in triathlons, chiropractic care is a key proactive ingredient to help you prevent injury in any sport.
Some of the benefits Athletes receive with Sport
• Performing Faster
Coordination & Balance
• Increased Range of Motion – Better
• Peak Performance – Allowing you to be your Best!
Proactive strategy for Reducing Injuries
At San Diego Health
& Wellness Centers, we utilize chiropractic techniques to mobilize
the bones/joints of the spine. It is imperative that muscles are
responding appropriately allowing the joints to move accordingly.
When joint function is abnormal, there is decreased range of motion,
scar tissue, pain, swelling, and calcium buildup. Which all lead to
decreased performance to athletes. micro-injures that are caused by
repetitive motions, improper lifting technique, overexertion, falls,
slips, accidents, and other causes.
Helping to restore normal
mobility, function, and range of motion to joints , muscles or
fascia that have become “locked-up”, “jammed”, “contracted” or
injured. While improving blood supply to the injured area, reducing
scar tissue, increasing range of motion, while speeding up the
natural healing process. We utilize soft tissue techniques to
inhibit overactive muscles and corrective exercises to activate
The goal of Functional neurology is the
practice of treating the entire nervous system without the use of
drugs or surgery.
The effects of the chiropractic adjustments on the brain are
immense. Specific parts of the brain are responsible for the
well-being of certain regions of the body. Dysfunction in a
particular brain region will then manifest itself in symptoms in the
associated body areas.
With brain-based rehabilitation the
chiropractic neurologist will not only manually treat the area in
question itself with physical medicine but will also “exercise” the
deficient region of the brain bring back proper function.
the brain is plastic, with appropriate treatment it can attain
Treatments may entail specific types of
eye movement exercises (known as “oculomotor rehabilitation”),
balancing activities, oxygen supplementation, rotary activation
(chair spins), eccentric fast stretching, cross cord mechanisms,
therapeutic use of light, therapeutic use of sound, therapeutic use
of smell and physical activities using one side of the body.
Subtle changes in the function of the nervous system will affect
things such as muscle tone, joint alignment, flexibility, balance &
coordination in musculoskeletal system.
This dysfunction may
result in chronic pain (fibromyalgia), vertigo, headaches, neck-back
pain, sciatica, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, and other symptoms. In
some cases, these changes may lead to difficulty with focus and
attention, decline in academic performance, and cognitive processing
The chiropractic neurologist marries traditional
chiropractic care with cutting-edge, functional neurological
rehabilitation protocols to promote a faster transition from pain
and neurological dysfunction to wellness.
Food is the essence of life. It is a Wellness care and can be an aid
to maintenance and / or preventative care.
What we put into our bodies has the power to be life sustaining
or life-depleting. Along with exercise, proper rest, healthy nervous
system and mental wellness, DIET is a major component of health and
wellness. It is universally agreed upon that a good diet is linked
with health. The human body is a self-healing and self-regulating
machine. It miraculously extracts from food that which it needs and
rids itself of the rest.
The reality is that our environment
is polluted and our food chain is depleted due to the fact that the
fruits and vegetables we consume are rarely grown organically. In an
effort to “fill in the cracks” of our nutrition, many of us take
vitamins that are synthetic and/or “high-potency”. Even these
substances make changes in our bodies that over time leave us
depleted leading to other health problems. While synthetic and
high-potency vitamins appear to be good for us, our bodies were
designed to get our nutrition through food when it is in the form of
whole food complexes. Often one component of a whole food complex is
extracted and concentrated then offered into our bodies in a ratio
the Mother Nature never intended.
Furthermore, due to the
business side of food and sustainability, many manufacturers have
added chemicals, preservatives, additives, dyes, and other inert
ingredients to enhance shelf life and profits. Unfortunately, many
of these ingredients can be life-depleting over time. For many
people, food and diet are very problematic. Instead of being a
source of nourishment, food has become an area of conflict and
confusion endless weight loss dramas, eating disorders, cravings,
addictions, body image obsessions and never-ending searches for “the
best” nutritional system.
“It is our intention to support any
and all patients with their nutritional needs. We would be honored
to provide you with guidance when it comes to nutrition and overall