Chiropractic Care for Runners

Boardman, Ohio Sports Wellness Care

​If you're like over 53 million other Americans, running is your sport of choice. Whether you hit the trails, hills, treadmill, or any other surface indoors or out, current research shows that you can gain some advantages simply by engaging in regular chiropractic care. Dr. Denise Carradine works with many runners in our Boardman, Ohio chiropractic office, and the scientific literature on chiropractic affirms that with what we see with our patients.

For instance, one study that was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that chiropractic has a positive effect on hip joint extension, ultimately allowing you to run faster because you're able to create more of a downward force against the ground. This means that your performance speeds will likely increase, which can help tremendously if you run in timed events such as 5k's or marathons and are trying to secure the win.

Plus, most elite athletes recognize the distinct advantages of chiropractic care, so even our world's finest competitors realize the benefits that this type of treatment offers. For example, Olympic-level runners such as Usain Bolt, Meb Keflezighi, Marla Runyan, and Alicia Shay have made chiropractic care part of their regular training regimen.

Of course, even if you're only competing against yourself and not involved in any type of formal running events, running with proper from is certainly necessary in order to avoid any related injuries to your back or lower extremities. Getting regular gentle chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Denise Carradine can help you on a preventative level, so you aren't sidelined with a sprain or strain that could have been avoided.

Whether you're new to running or have been doing it for ages, chiropractic can help boost your performance and protect you from injuries. Either way, you win!

Let us help keep you moving! Give Dr. Denise Carradine a call today at 330-758-4446 in our Boardman, Ohio office to find out how her gentle chiropractic techniques, therapies and/or acupuncture can help you.  She's been successfully treating sports injuries for runners and joggers for over 25 years!

Resources

Sandell J, Palmgren PJ, Björndahl L. Effect of chiropractic treatment on hip extension ability and running velocity among young male running athletes. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008;7(2):39-47.