Cincinnati Area Football Injury Prevention and Recovery
Athletes in the Cincinnati area who play the game of football know the demands placed on their bodies. It’s essential to a football player’s performance on the field and prevention of football related injuries to optimize their health, nutrition and fitness. The speed, forces and frequency of contact associated with football during practice and within games make some type of football-related injury almost unavoidable.
For nearly 20 years, Baker Chiropractic and Wellness has been helping football players at all levels prevent and recover from football related injuries. Our safe and effective chiropractic care is proven effective with keeping athletes healthy and helping them recover from football related injuries quickly, without using prescription drugs or surgery.
The doctors at Baker Chiropractic and Wellness are former athletes who competed at collegiate and professional levels. They understand what it takes for athletes to perform at peak levels and the importance of preventing and recovering from injuries.
Football Injury Prevention
Chiropractic care focuses on the health and function of the entire body, with particular emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system and central nervous system. When the body’s central nervous system is optimized and 100% healthy, all systems within the body perform properly. When there are interferences (known as subluxations) in the central nervous system, the systems of the body are not able to function at peak levels which leave them susceptible to illness and injury.
Our chiropractic care for football players includes:
(1) Safe chiropractic adjustments
(2) Nutritional guidance
(3) Instruction on proper warm-up and cool-down routines
(4) Advice on strength training and stretching exercises
Types of Football Injuries
As most football players know, it’s hard to play the game without suffering some type of injury. Football related injuries primarily include the following:
(1). Traumatic Injuries
(2). Stress and Overuse Injuries
(3). Heat Related Injuries
Traumatic Football Injuries
The five (5) most common types of football-related traumatic injuries we see in our Cincinnati area chiropractic clinics include:
(2). Shoulder Injuries
(3). Knee Injuries
(4). Ankle Injuries
(5). Leg Injuries
Given the high speed and physical contact associated with football, the above referenced areas of the body are subjected to injury. It’s important to properly target and diagnose the specific type of injury so the proper treatment can be implemented.
Stress and Overuse Football Injuries
Football places stress and overuse on many parts of an athlete’s body. From the weight of football equipment to the constant demands of training, daily practices and playing in games, a football player’s muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments are placed under a large amount of stress and overuse.
Back pain and muscle pain are the most common types of stress and overuse health conditions for football players. Our chiropractic care is highly beneficial for athletes in treating these types of conditions.
Heat Related Football Injuries
Heat related injuries are a major concern for football players, especially at the start of the football season when outside temperatures can be high. Muscle cramping is an early sign of a heat related injury. If not treated with fluid replacement and body cooling, there are risks of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Proper daily nutrition, hydration and fitness are essential elements in the prevention of heat related injuries. Our chiropractic care involves providing athletes with guidance on nutrition and exercise as well as teaching athletes to be aware of the signs of heat related injuries.
What Former Cincinnati Bengals Football Players Say About Our Chiropractic Care
“I played with a left hamstring injury since playing college football at Washington University. I went to doctors all over the country to find out what was wrong, and none of them could figure out the problem in my hamstring. I went to Drs. Baker and they found a huge knot in my hamstring. They were able to release it and fix my hamstring problem.” – Corey Dillon, Cincinnati Bengals 1997-2003
“Playing in the NFL was very physically demanding on my lower back. Over two years of getting adjusted by Drs. Baker, my lower back felt 100% better. My lower back is more flexible and strong. I’ve been injury free.” – Brian Simmons, Cincinnati Bengals 1998-2006
“I never felt better when getting my back adjusted and getting my hamstrings released before and after each game. Under regular chiropractic care with Drs. Baker I was more resilient to injuries and much more flexible. Getting adjusted before and after each game made a huge difference in my performance.” – Adrian Ross, Cincinnati Bengals 1998-2003
MIRT for Football Related Muscle Injuries
Dr. Paul Baker and Dr. Patrick Baker co-developed a special technique for treating muscle injuries. The technique is known as MIRT or Muscle Injury Release Technique. MIRT has a 90% success rate and is particularly effective with sports-related muscle injuries. Many professional athletes have benefited from this unique treatment.
To learn more, request a free report about MIRT by clicking on the following link: Dr. Baker’s Free MIRT Report
Contact Baker Chiropractic and Wellness
Take athletic performance to another level on the football field or get back in the game after an injury by contacting Baker Chiropractic and Wellness.