Every sport comes with a potential for injury. If your body isn’t properly adjusted and balanced to remove points of lockup or tension, a fall or a misstep could result in serious injury and lasting pain. However, with regular chiropractic adjustment, your body can move like a well-oiled machine, helping absorb impact and protecting your joints and tendons.

At Spinal Health of Orlando, Dr. Marie Cayo works with athletes and sports enthusiasts to keep your body balanced and in top condition. She can provide specialized chiropractic adjustments with an eye to reducing the chance of sports injuries and improving your overall fitness level.

Chiropractic care for athletes

Chiropractic treatment as part of rehabilitation after a sports injury is a fairly well-known practice, but you may not know that an estimated 90% of athletes get chiropractic adjustments as a preventive measure. Regular chiropractic adjustment can help with your posture, spinal alignment, pelvic alignment, and how your weight is balanced on your feet.

Because chiropractic care can adjust your entire body into better balance, it can help prevent common sports injuries. It’s particularly good for preventing sprain and strain injuries related to overuse of a joint or tendon, such as:

  • Runner’s knee
  • Tennis or golf elbow
  • Hamstring strain
  • Groin pull
  • Dislocation
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • ACL injury

How does chiropractic adjustment work for prevention?

Dr. Cayo can perform many chiropractic and related treatments to improve your balance and posture, leading to better mechanics and surer footing. In addition, chiropractic care can help reduce any chronic pain you have, such as low back pain.

When you do have pain, you might feel out of balance because you instinctively try to protect the hurting body part. Favoring one side can throw you off, and this increases your chance of an injury.

A spinal adjustment or other chiropractic treatment can often relieve your pain, restoring your body’s balance and helping you play or compete better. Correcting your alignment ensures your entire body functions better so your athletic performance doesn’t suffer.

Dr. Cayo treats athletes preventively with chiropractic treatment, and also treats those with sports injuries. Whether you’re beginning to play sports, have played for years, or are returning to sports after a hiatus, chiropractic care can help you strengthen your body, improve your balance, and avoid injury during athletic activities.

If you want to learn more about how chiropractic can improve your game and prevent sports injuries, contact our office at or request an appointment using our online booking system.

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