Athletes and gym-junkies need to feel their best in order to perform at their best. If this is you, a visit to the chiropractor isn’t just about treating your painful injuries; we also optimise your movement to enhance athletic performance. This is done by mobilising stiff joints and releasing tight muscles to restore full mobility and maximise your athletic potential.
At The Backstory in Caringbah, our qualified and experienced sports chiropractors will identify and fix faulty movement patterns, as well as weak muscles that are negatively impacting your athletic performance.
What is performance enhancement?
Athletes are always looking for ways to optimise their performance, and reducing inflammation caused by microtrauma through training is a key factor.
Microtrauma, which often goes undetected, can cause low levels of inflammation that may not be visible or accompanied by the typical signs of swelling, redness or pain. Nonetheless, accelerated recovery from this microtrauma is essential in order to minimise rest time and dedicate more time to quality training, which will lead to improved performance. This is because athletes who recover quickly from microtrauma are able to incorporate additional volume and intensity into their plans with less risk of injury.
Non-pharmacological approaches for treating inflammation have become increasingly popular due to their lower risk profile as well as lack of long-term side effects. In addition, these methods are cost-effective and can provide impressive results when implemented consistently over the long run. As such, they present an ideal approach for athletes looking to reduce inflammation while avoiding unnecessary risks associated with pharmacological treatments.
Athletic performance enhancement at The Backstory in Caringbah
Professional footballers, tennis players, basketballers, golfers, hockey players, volleyballers and Olympians all utilise chiropractors to perform at their best. Our principal Chiropractor, Scott Leabeater, is an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sport Science Practitioner with additional qualifications with Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS). Over the years, Scott has treated Olympic and Commonwealth athletes and medallists.
Scott uses a combination of Neurological Dry Needling (NDN), Active Release Techniques (ART), and Applied Functional Science (AFS) to help non-injured athletes recover faster during training.
Your first performance enhancement session with Scott will typically involve a thorough evaluation of your training history, current goals, mobility, and stability as it relates to your sport.