We see a large number of sports injuries in our Tulsa clinic, and Dr. Bogan is generally able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the nearly 2 million adults hurt annually while taking part in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the necessity of minimizing these types of widespread injuries. One approach to potentially achieve that goal, according to a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, often sidelining the players and affecting their team's likelihood of winning. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic could diminish these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study particularly, every one of the players was given medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also were given chiropractic treatments at the rate of 1 treatment per week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly sessions for the following three months, and one treatment per month for the last 3 months of the study. The remaining group had no chiropractic intervention at all and were used as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
After 24 matches, scientists noted a reduced amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had been given chiropractic care. Furthermore, that very group also missed fewer matches related to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically reduce the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you would like to ensure greater time is dedicated on the field versus on the bench, call our Tulsa office at (918) 832-7880 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!