Both recreational and competitive cyclists will agree that the wind on your face is an exhilarating sensation. However, many cyclists suffer from pain the restricts the enjoyment of cycling. They may be easy to ignore at first, but re-occurring pain can seriously interfere with entertainment and training progress.
Chiropractic care can be very beneficial in the prevention of injuries and they can even help to improve speed, strength and efficiency for cyclists. All athletes can find help with rehabilitation and treatment from a well-trained chiropractor.
Chiropractors have some unique skills to offer to cyclists, on top of their general musculoskeletal expertise. In order to ensure successful treatment of cyclists there must be both specific and general skills involved. This is due to the fact that in cycling everything is connected. When a cyclist seeks Chiropractic treatment they need all areas treated, such as the nerves, the muscles and the joints. If all of these are not addressed at once then the symptoms and pain will continue. A Chiropractor that specializes in sports and sports medicine will be the most beneficial to a cyclist. These chiropractors may also work with other professionals, such as physical therapists, to address your particular needs.
The solutions for the problems cyclists experience are usually multi-dimensional. This means that there will be a combination of different treatments to solve the problem. These treatments can include adjustments, massage and stretches. However, it is essential that patients do their part to contribute to the recovery of an injury or pain. If there is no co-operation from the patient then they cannot expect to see the relief they would like.
As well as offering treatments for your pain or injuries, a Chiropractor that specializes in sports medicine will be able to help you in professionally fitting your bicycle. The correct setup of a bicycle can be essential in preventing pain and injuries from re-occurring and can help to put less strain on your body. They may also help to correct your cycling posture, this will improve your performance and help to promote recovery.
Come and visit our office today and see how our team can make you into a top-class athlete and help to prevent injuries!
For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam