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What is Sports Chiropractic?

Sports Chiropractic is a branch of Chiropractic specializing in the care of athletes. Dr. Brent Underwood, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, received specialized post-graduate education that allows him to effectively diagnose and treat athletes and sports-related injuries.


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Sports Chiropractors are recognized as expert providers of spinal and peripheral joint manipulation.  By ensuring proper mechanics of the spine and peripheral joints, a sports chiropractor can influence a number of body functions; from balancing and restoring normal muscle tone through soft tissue techniques, to enhancing balance and proprioception, as well as minimizing compensatory joint stress and pathology. The sports chiropractor can enhance an athlete's recovery from injury, prevent future injury (such as overuse/overtraining syndromes) and improve athletic performance.


The Special Needs of Athletes

Athletes put physical demands on their body running, jumping, tackling and falling. These demands may present themselves as sprains, strains, chronic injuries and negatively effect performance. An athlete competing with the proper mechanics has the greatest ability to perform at their best.


Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide care. In the competitive sports world, these athletes realize that if spinal or extremity problems exist, their performance will be compromised. The goal for each patient is to get him/her in peak performance to produce a winning result.


Why do Athletes Choose Chiropractic

Professional, amateur and weekend athletes seek out Sports Chiropractors for many reasons:


   Prevention of injury

   Quicker recovery after training/games

   Better balance sense

   Peak performance


Progressive coaches, athletes, and doctors are realizing that pain killing drugs are not always the answer. They merely cover up the symptoms, deceiving the athlete into actions which could make the injury more serious. Probably more than any other health profession, Chiropractic's approach to health closely relates to the needs of the sports participant. Most sports involve body contact, fast starts and stops, and positioning that places an unusual amount of strain on the back, the core muscles and structural system.




Underwood Chiropractic Clinic, 11851 Coursey Blvd, Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

11851 Coursey Blvd. Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816 | Phone: (225) 293-1700

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