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Top Sport Performance Tips

Sports Rehabilitation Lake Havasu AZ Athletic Performance
Almost everyone knows the symbolic goal of Mount Midoriyama. The pinnacle test which American Ninja warrior contestants will train year round to reach and push their bodies to the edge of better, stronger, and faster. Whether we are active participants or avid watchers, we witness the incredible strides in the performance that our bodies continue to make when the right elements, techniques, and training are applied.

The miraculous nature of our sports performance techniques is not only building strength to strength but maximizing the small or large repair cycle of the human frame to continue to create a top athlete.

Research on the Secrets of Sports Performance

We long to discover and duplicate the secret recipe of a top athlete. We avidly search to find a person or team who can help you build a better stronger body while increasing performance but know the secret to rehabilitate an injured area and rejuvenate the area to better and stronger than before.

A research project published in the September 2005 edition of The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed that spinal dysfunction affects reaction times and performance. It was merely able to prove that spinal dysfunction is related to slower and less accurate reaction times and cognitive function.

Another double-blind, randomized, study was also performed on thirty volunteers who had presented with what the researchers called “cervical spinal joint dysfunction.”  This study consisted of a range of computer-based tasks performed by the volunteers to determine various reaction times. Researchers at the New Zealand Chiropractic College examined the volunteers to assess areas of spinal dysfunction.  A baseline note was made on each subject indicating the number of regions of spinal dysfunctions they had. The reaction times of the volunteers were then compared to their number of areas of spinal dysfunctions to see if there was any relationship.

The results showed that there was a connection between the number of areas of spinal dysfunction and certain types of reaction times.  Researchers also noted that the variety of reaction times affected by multiple areas of spinal dysfunction were therefore related to impaired cortical processing and significantly less accurate response selection. They found that the more areas of spinal dysfunction, the more it affected reaction times.

Finally, a follow-on study by the researchers concluded that certain types of reactions times improved with spinal adjustments in regions of spinal dysfunctions.  The ramifications of this study not only supported the effects of chiropractic adjustments on general health but offer the basis of training and rehabilitation benefits to top athletes.

Top Notch Sports Medicine Top Team Tips:

In addition to adding chiropractic and spinal rehabilitative care, top healthcare experts recommend following the tips below to ensure you are well-prepared to play full-out in any sport:

Proper Nutrition

  • Eat a well-balanced diet and avoid skipping meals.
  • Follow dietary rules that are imposed on participants of certain sports, without which optimum performance is unlikely.
  • Maintain a healthy weight while in training.  Be aware of calorie intake to burn ratio.

Proper Hydration

  • Hydration is vital to optimal fitness.
  • Drink at least 8 eight-ounce glasses of water a day.
  • Ask for advice when considering using a good quality sports drink for a source of replenishment.

Stretching and Warm ups

  • Before every event – competition or practice – Warm Up!
  • Jogging, jumping rope, lifting light weights are all good ways to avoid torn or ripped muscles.

Nutritional Boost

  • Multi-vitamins may help avoid a deficiency.
  • B-complex vitamins and amino acids can help reduce pain after contact sports.
  • Thiamine helps promote healing.
  • Vitamin A is good for scar tissue.

Proper Rest

  • Get eight hours of sleep a night to avoid adversely affecting performance.
  • Fatigue can appear as irritability and a loss of interest in the sport.

 Join Our Team!

As many of the top athletes know, being in the top 1% includes having regular chiropractic care.  Having their bodies in optimal health and alignment allows them to achieve optimal results.

Our expert team was designed with that premise in mind.  To play like a pro, you must train, heal, and recover like a pro for maximized potential and ultimate success.

Rake In the Benefits of No Back Pain

Back Pain Relief Lake Havasu AZ
Autumn season is upon us!  Our senses come alive as many of us are beginning to enjoy the sight of the beautiful and majestic colors displayed on our trees, the touch of coolness in the air, and the smell of bonfires. We know the beauty is short-lived for the beautiful trees soon lose their leaves and decorate our lawns with piles of wonderful and less exciting dead debris.  That beauty also comes at a price for our backs, necks, and shoulders as we sweep, gather, and dispose of the leaves more than once this season.  So if your home is subjected to leaves falling each year, follow these helpful tips and avoid the consequences of leaf-raking on the body, including strain and pain in the neck, the upper and lower back, and the shoulders.

Warmup – Raking is a Marathon Not a 50 Yard Dash

  • Side Yard Stretches: Stretch before you begin working in the yard. Stop and take time to stretch periodically through your garden work. Begin with knee-to-chest stretches, trunk rotations, and side bends with hands above the head, palms up and fingers weaved.  Spend 10 to 15 minutes all together on your stretching. Intersperse the work with a short walk to get the circulation going throughout the body, and do the same stretches as a cool-down once you have finished.
  • Proper Position: As you rake, stand erect with your head held up.
  • It’s All In the Stance: Use a “scissor” stance when raking; that is, keep one foot forward for a few minutes, then swap and put the back foot forwards.
  • The Bend: When bending to pick up leaves or any other trash, bend at the knees, not the waist.
  • Mowing: When mowing the lawn, put your whole body into the pushing, not just your arms and back.
  • Start Your Engine: When starting a mower with a pull cord, bend at the knees and extend up in a smooth motion.  Do not twist at the waist or yank at the cord.
  • Protection is Key: Keep well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and wear a hat in the sun.  Always wear shoes and protective glasses, and use gloves if your hands are likely to receive rough treatment that might raise blisters.  When using loud machinery, employ ear-protectors, and if you suffer from asthma or allergies, use a mask.
  • Simple Tools: Try to use ergonomically-friendly tools that help take the strain from your muscles and joints.
  • Put It On Ice: An ice-pack can be used to ease any discomfort you feel following raking or other outdoor work.

Rake in the Benefits!

Enjoy the autumn leaves but remember to follow the tips to rake in the benefits!  If your discomfort does not dissipate within two to three days please contact our expert team.

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