Chiropractic and CrossFit make a great team when looking at overall health! CrossFit is a combination of high-intensity interval training, weightlifting, and gymnastics. Its rise in popularity demonstrates fitness gains across multiple levels measured for both men and women in cardiovascular training, core strength, weight lifting, and functional movement. Like many other sports, CrossFit must be done properly to avoid and hopefully prevent any type of injury from occurring. This is where chiropractic comes in. Chiropractic care can help maintain vertebral alignment and allow the body to function optimally. When the joints in our body are misaligned, they can place excess pressure on the nerves which can potentially lead to symptoms such as numbness, tingling, radiation, weakness, and muscle spasms. There are many other conditions that are treated through chiropractic.
Chiropractic care can not only help prevent these symptoms described above, but also help with joint mobility and functionality when performing gymnastics and weight lifting with CrossFit. Chiropractic adjustments can help your joints move freely, as they should, and prevent any types of restrictions so that you can get the most out of your workout and set new personal records. The less our joints are able to move throughout our body, the more the surrounding structures will need to work to help compensate for these dysfunctions. This can often lead to injury due to the lack of movement in certain areas of our body.
Movement is key and the more we are able to move and stay mobile, the less risk we will have to cause future injury. For example, if an athlete is having trouble with depth while performing an overhead squat or feels like they are leaning forward too much, there could be a problem with mobility in the ankles, mid back, and/or shoulders. Chiropractic adjustments can help reestablish this mobility and allow for greater range of motion so that an athlete doesn’t feel “stuck” in this compromised position. Manual muscle work and other forms other therapy, coupled with a chiropractic adjustment, can also help loosen the soft tissue structures surrounding these areas to further help gain mobility and help execute these weight lifting exercises and gymnastics movements.
Chiropractic and CrossFit both carry lifestyle philosophies which is overall health and wellness. Staying physically active can help improve mood and energy levels, be beneficial to your joints and muscles, reduce risk of chronic diseases, and promote better sleep! Chiropractic care can help with making sure there is no excess pressure being placed on the joints, muscles, and nerves to help you get the best out of your workout. Your health should be your number one priority and we only have one body, so it is important to take care of it. Your chiropractor may also be able to help with nutritional consultations and give recommendations for certain foods/drinks that you should include in your diet and also those you should stay away from.
Chiropractic movement analysis can also bring light to certain dysfunctions that might have been laying dormant. Once the dysfunction(s) have been identified, exercises and workouts can then be modified and/or recommended to help avoid injury and allow for movements to be performed safely and efficiently. Chiropractic care can also offer a higher level of soft tissue therapy for CrossFit athletes to allow them to recover faster, perform better, and excel in the sport.
The last thing a CrossFit athlete wants is to be sidelined by a silly injury that maybe have been prevented. Allowing your body proper recovery, proper movement, and proper care can help with your longevity in the sport. If you are a CrossFit athlete looking to improve your skills, movement ability, and training, schedule an appointment with your chiropractor letting them know of your concerns to see how you might be able to improve with chiropractic care.
Located in Burbank, your new chiropractor Dr. Simian has been treating patients with CrossFit injuries and preventing those who practice CrossFit from new injuries. Sports Chiropractors like Doctor Simian are familiar from their own experience in sports on what an injury can do to an athlete. Our Chiropractor's goal is to get you back into the gym to beat your next goal. Don't let an injury hold you back from the gym, call us today at (818) 514-7294 to speak with our specialist.
Allied Pain and Wellness
1209 N Hollywood Way #200
Burbank, CA 91505