At Straight Up Chiropractic, we believe it is important for us to stay busy helping those in our community. We understand how important spine health is for athletes of all ages, as well as skill levels. That is why we volunteer at the local high schools and for events like the Clackamas Community College national champion wrestling team. In fact, we treat a variety of sports injuries to ensure that these athletes are always competing at their highest potential.
We Are Passionate About High School and College Sports
When Dr. Halsy Carter first finished school, he knew that he wanted to be involved with the local schools and their sports programs. Dr. Halsy has always had a passion for Football and Wrestling, so that is where our practice originally focused our chiropractic efforts. Most high schools already have a team doctor for their football team, so we began working with high school wrestling teams first. As these students were mostly multi-sports athletes, we got the opportunity to work with them in their other sports as well. Over time that turned into opportunities to work with the local Clackamas Community College. Working with these athletes is one of Dr. Halsy’s favorite parts of being a chiropractor. It’s been a great way for us to be involved in the community and promote sports among local youth.
What Sports Injuries Does Straight Up Chiropractic Treat?
The injuries that we treat most depends on the season and what sport we are focusing on at that time. With wrestling, it is typically muscle strains, shoulder and knee injuries and occasionally whiplash. Athletes who play sports like softball, baseball, volleyball, and swimming are susceptible to a variety of shoulder and arm injuries. While athletes football and soccer are known to run the risk of both knees and ankles. While those are the most common injuries we see in those posts, we all so see athletes from all of those sports with neck, back, and headache issues. Our team at Straight Up Chiropractic offer both massage therapy and chiropractic treatment. This gives us the ability to treat both muscular and skeletal injuries these athletes may have.
High-Level Athletes Use Chiropractic Care As An Advantage
You’d probably be surprised to learn how many collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes rely on chiropractic care to ensure that they are always competing at the top of their game. Almost every major sports team, as well as the US Olympic team, have team chiropractors. Why? Because they understand that it is great at preventing injuries, as well as treating them when they occur. In fact, according to the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, chiropractic care can improve mobility in the joints of patients, which maximizes their potential during competition. These athletes include many legends such as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Evander Holyfield, Jerry Rice, Tom Brady, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, as well as many more.
Athletes are always looking for ways to improve their game and overall performance. For many collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes; they gain their advantage off the field through chiropractic care. If you are interested in learning more about how chiropractic care can help improve your athletic performance, feel free to contact us today.