6 August 2021

Supporting the Sporting Spine

Following many years of preparation, thousands of athletes from around the world are competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Did you know that many athletes and sporting professionals incorporate chiropractic care into their overall wellness regimen?

At Rio 2016, chiropractors joined a large team of healthcare providers in assisting over 14,500 Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Australian chiropractors made up 20% of the chiropractors selected from around the world.

With the Australian love of sport, chiropractors regularly come across sporting-related ailments and provide care to patients who participate in sport.

The Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) has long been committed to sport, having sponsored several elite athletes in the past, such as Olympic gold-medal winner Matthew Mitcham and champion swimmer Ellen Fullerton.

Sports Chiro Australia is ACA’s clinical practice group for sport, coordinating sports chiropractic care at community, state, national and international level sporting events. It also provides support to members who work with sporting teams. Sports chiropractors are proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of sport related injury.

Many of today’s athletes utilise a sports chiropractor to prevent injury and to improve biomechanical and neuromuscular function with the ultimate goal of enhancing performance.

All chiropractors provide care in management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation. Whether you are a backyard beginner or a pin-up professional, consider your local ACA chiropractor to help keep you moving at your best.

To find your local ACA chiropractor visit findachiro.org.au