We come across a good deal of sports injuries in our Tulsa clinic, and Dr. Bogan is generally able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital reports that over 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and below are injured each year while playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults injured every year while taking part in sports-related activities, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the importance of preventing these types of widespread injuries. One approach to possible achieve that goal, according to a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive routine chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's likelihood of winning. One specific study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study particularly, every one of the players received medical treatment. Additionally, half of them also engaged in chiropractic sessions at the rate of 1 session each week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one session per month for the remaining three months of the study. The remaining group were given no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic.
Following twenty-four matches, specialists noted a reduced amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Additionally, that very group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic ought to be added to sports training programs to effectively decrease the quantity of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you want to ensure more time is dedicated on the field versus on the sidelines, call our Tulsa office at (918) 832-7880 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!