If you're like over 53 million other Americans, running is your sport of choice. And whether you hit the trails, hills, treadmill, or any other surface indoors or out, research shows that you may gain some advantages simply by engaging in regular chiropractic care. Vital Steps Chiropractic works with many runners in our chiropractic office serving Lancaster, SC, and the scientific literature on chiropractic affirms that we see with our patients.
For instance, one study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that chiropractic has a positive effect on hip joint extension, ultimately allowing you to run faster because you're able to create more of a downward force against the ground. This means that your performance speeds will likely increase which may help tremendously if you run in timed events such as 5k's or marathons and are trying to secure the win.
Plus, most elite athletes recognize the advantages of chiropractic care, so even our world's finest competitors realize the benefits this type of treatment offers. For example, Olympic-level runners such as Usain Bolt, Meb Keflezighi, Marla Runyan, and Alicia Shay have made chiropractic care part of their regular training regimen.
Of course, even if you're only competing against yourself and not involved in any type of formal running events, running with proper form is necessary in order to avoid any related injuries to your back or lower extremities. Getting regular adjustments from Vital Steps Chiropractic may help you on a preventative level so you aren't sidelined with a sprain or strain that could have been avoided.
Whether you're new to running or have been doing it for ages, chiropractic may help boost your performance and protect you from injuries. Either way, you win.
Let us help keep you moving. Give Vital Steps Chiropractic a call today at (803) 416-2990 for information about appointments in Lancaster, SC.
Sandell J, Palmgren PJ, Björndahl L. Effect of chiropractic treatment on hip extension ability and running velocity among young male running athletes. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008;7(2):39-47.