Chiropractic Improves Jump Height

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There are many different sports that rely on players' abilities to jump high up in order to score the win. Basketball and football are two of the most common, but Olympic sports such as hurdles, the long jump, and various gymnastic moves also require rather large jump height that is necessary to take home the gold medal.

Certainly, there are many types of exercises that athletes can do to increase their ability to go as high up in the air as possible, but chiropractic care offers positive effects, as well. This is true even if the athlete has some type of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Dr. Denise Carradine works with all different kinds of athletes in our Boardman, Ohio chiropractic office, and we personally see the benefits of gentle chiropractic care every day from our appreciative patients. This has also been confirmed through scientific research studies found in the chiropractic literature.

For example, in a scientific study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, researchers looked at 22 female handball players who had been diagnosed with talocrural joint dysfunction, which is a dysfunction to the ankle area. For purposes of this study, the athletes were split into two different groups. The first group received chiropractic adjustments once a week for three weeks while the second group engaged in sham treatments at the same time intervals and received no actual treatment.

Upon conclusion of the study, of which 19 of the 22 athletes completed, those who received the actual chiropractic adjustments had improved their jump height. Furthermore, this jump height improvement was almost double those experienced by the group that received the sham treatments, outlining the positive effects that chiropractic care has on improving an athlete's ability to get further into the air—even if a dysfunction exists.

Let us help you improve your performance with the benefits of chiropractic care. Dr. Carradine has been helping athletes reach their peak perfomance for over 25 years and offers a multitude of treatments.  Call Dr. Denise Carradine in our Boardman, Ohio office at 330-758-4446 for an appointment.

Resources

Hedlund S, Nilsson H, Lenz M, Sundberg T. Effect of Chiropractic Manipulation on Vertical Jump Height in Young Female Athletes with Talocrural Joint Dysfunction: A Single-Blind Randomized Clinical Pilot Trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;37(2):116-123.