SPORTS CHIROPRACTIC

More and more athletes are choosing chiropractic to optimise their performance and recovery. Our chiropractors at Sims & Finn Chiropractic focus on neuro-structural correction of the spine. This approach is well suited to athletes who can appreciate that the structure of the body determines the function of the body.

Common presentations to our practice for sports chiropractic are:

  • Asymmetrical muscular compensations.
  • Decreased ranges of motion and reduced flexibility.
  • Postural distortions as a result of compensatory structural shifts.
  • Muscle hypertonicity and dysfunction.
  • Injury and sport related trauma.

 

Pain, discomfort and other secondary conditions stem from primary structural shifts.
At Sims and Finn Chiropractic, our focus is on Neuro-Structural Correction.
Think of your spine as the foundation for a building. If the foundation was off, would you expect the floors to creak, the walls to crack, and for the windows to not close properly?
Now you can spend time patching all the damage, but you would be doing so with the expectation that in a short time the problems will have to be repaired again and again.
Neuro-Structural Correction looks for the underlying Structural Shifts in the spine that might be causing your foundation to be off.

Sports chiropractic is growing rapidly nationally and internationally, and is well established at many world-level sporting events, such as the Olympic Games and the World Games.

Research

Botelho & Andrade, (2012). Effect of Cervical Spine Manipulative Therapy on Judo Athletes’ Grip Strength. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics: 35(1), pp. 38-44.

Costa et al, (2009). Effect of Spinal Manipulative Therapy with Stretching Compared with Stretching Alone on Full-Swing Performance of Golf Players: A Randomized Pilot Trial. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine: 8(4), pp. 165-170.

Hedund et al, (2014). Effect of Chiropractic Manipulation on Vertical Jump Height in Young Female Athletes with Talocrural Joint Dysfunction: A Single-Blind Randomized Clinical Pilot Trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics: 37(2), pp. 116-123.

Hoskins & Pollard, (2010). The Effect of a Sports Chiropractic Manual Therapy Intervention on the Prevention of Back Pain, Hamstring and Lower Limb Injuries in Semi-Elite Australian Rules Footballers: A
Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders: 11:64.

Miners, (2010). Chiropractic Treatment and the Enhancement of Sport Performance: A Narrative Literature Review. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association: 54(4), pp. 210-221.

We are excited to have you as a patient at Sims & Finn Chiropractic

Our goal is to assess you thoroughly to determine if you have a structural shift in your spine causing secondary condition (symptoms).
We then explain and provide you with care options. We customise a plan of care for you, taking into consideration your age, health and lifestyle factors.
Once we have worked together to create the necessary health improvements, we will assist you in choices to maintain the corrections you have achieved.

or call us on
(03) 9792 1945

All major health funds accepted

Please contact us if your health fund is not listed below