Did you know that most of NBA teams have a team chiropractor? This is because they understand the importance of chiropractic care in the prevention and treatment of injuries players could easily pick up on the court.
According to Dr. Craig Buhler, who spent 26 years as the team chiropractor for the Utah Jazz: “Chiropractic care helps to give a team and athlete a competitive advantage in whatever sport they participate in. Specifically, it helps to enhance endurance levels, assist in the recovery from many structural injuries and achieve overall peak performance. By including chiropractic into an athlete’s regular health practices, one is able to maximize training and optimize functional balance and skill.”
In a 2002 interview, John Stockton, a former point guard with the Jazz and one of the 50 greatest NBA players, attributed his success on the basketball court to “a good chiropractor.” Stockton said, “I’m not a good enough expert on what that (chiropractic) entails, but it’s not just adjustments. It’s balancing muscles and overall health. It’s been great for me, and for my family.”
Chiropractic care isn’t reserved for just the pros. Athletes at all levels of competition can benefit from treatment for the management and prevention of injuries. Chiropractors can help find and correct present problems that can cause pain, while also preventing future ones from popping up.
How It Works
With regularly scheduled visits to their chiropractor, players ensure their ligaments, muscles, and bones are properly aligned to promote the flow of oxygen-filled blood, which can prevent injury. By working on body issues, such as poor posture or bad sleeping position, chiropractors help players improve their form. A good chiropractor takes a holistic approach, “spend[ing] a lot of time analyzing a patient’s biomechanics and making adjustments where necessary,” including instruction on exercise, diet, and supplements, according to Dr. Christopher Lauer.
By working with and following the advice of their chiropractic caregiver, players can improve their jumps, shots, and power on the court, and improve their overall health off the court.
Do You Need Help from a Chiropractor?
If you’re a basketball player, you need a personal chiropractor who can help you deal with injuries sustained on the court. If left untreated, some of the injuries can lead to serious problems. Luckily for you, we are here to help. At Proactive Chiropractic, we’ve helped countless athletes who have sustained injuries while playing their favorite sport and we can help you, too.
Contact us today to set up a consultation, and start easing your pain properly and effectively.