Sports Chiropractic care is essential. Whether you are a weekend warrior, are training for the Pittsburgh Marathon, or play for the Pittsburgh Steelers your body takes on lots of stress. Between tough workouts and the rigors of practices and games, there is little wonder that athletes often suffer chronic aches and pains. If these symptoms are left untreated they, unfortunately, can morph into serious injuries. Treating this condition is an area where sports chiropractic care can help out.
As sports chiropractic care providers, this is something we do. We work at correcting spinal alignment and function. By doing this, we help maximize your performance on the field by preventing injuries and improving recovery. Dr. Zock is an athlete herself, active in cross-fit, and she has run half marathons. So, she understands how important it is for you to be able to function at your best.
One of the biggest causes of injuries in athletes is asymmetry throughout the body, meaning one side of the body is different from the other. This condition can be a strength difference on the left or right side, but most commonly, we deal with mobility and flexibility issues. We use sports chiropractic adjustments to get the body properly aligned and perform soft tissue work such as massage to reduce the tension that could be keeping the body out of alignment. These treatments reduce the risk of injury because one area of the body won’t have to work as hard or experience as much stress by picking up the slack from a deficient area.