Every Athlete Should Have a Chiropractor. Even if They Don’t Currently Experience Any Pain.

by | Jun 7, 2021

Chiropractors are not limited to chiropractic care for athletes in cases of sports injuries such as fractures, slipped vertebrae, degenerative discs, etc. Chiropractic care is also widely used as an integral part of any training and exercise program, to increase athletic performance and prevent acute injuries from occurring.

A chiropractor will help to manage the biomechanics of the body by correcting the positions and displacements of joints in your body, relieving the tension on the soft tissues of the body, and improving flexibility, mobility, and strength of major muscle groups. Routine chiropractic care improves the biomechanics of an athlete’s spine, joints, and muscles and helps a player be at their best and have the most optimal musculoskeletal health throughout their career.

If an athlete can play a little smarter, without having to alter their movement due to injury and pain they will get more out of their training program. By maintaining greater flexibility, strength, and balance control, they will have that much higher of a success rate than without.


How Does a Chiropractor Help to Minimize the Risk of Sports Injuries for Athletes?


Chiropractors have a good understanding of the mechanics of injury and how muscles, ligaments, and tendons function during movement, and of the biomechanics that may affect an athlete’s performance. Chiropractors are often referred by their patient’s orthopedist or sports medicine physician for this very reason.

Injuries to the musculoskeletal system are the largest number of injuries in sport. Most sports have some kind of risk associated with their participation, but injuries to the musculoskeletal system are the highest risk. By understanding the biomechanical factors of how athletes move and play the sport, a chiropractor can help to minimize the risk of sports injuries.

Chiropractic helps minimize the risk of injury in an athlete through their comprehensive assessment and treatment of their spine and joints. Chiropractic care helps prevent chronic injuries through the maintenance of proper alignment and motion of the body.

Chiropractic physicians have special training and skills to recognize subtle anatomical changes that if left untreated can lead to injury but also the skills to help identify areas for improved athletic performance.



Chiropractic Helps Athletes Achieve Peak Athletic Performance


The best athletes in the world have their own team of specialists, such as chefs, personal trainers, masseuses and chiropractors. The reason for this is peak performance, to perform in their respective sport at the highest level.

When it comes to peak performance for the adolescent athlete, most cannot afford hiring all the above mentioned professionals. However, we feel that at Dutchess BrainCore and Wellness Center we can offer a complete program for much less the cost.

Dr. Will through Chiropractic adjustments can maintain proper structural integrity of the spine allowing any athlete, young or old to perform with proper balance. Having proper balance will increase strength and agility. As well as Chiropractic care, we offer strength and conditioning training with our certified personal trainers as well as nutritional counseling. If you have an athlete in your family we are sure that we can help them reach PEAK PERFORMANCE!


A number of athletic performance benefits can be achieved by regular use of chiropractors, some of them are:

  • Decreased tension in the muscles.
  • Posture correction.
  • Strengthen the “movement” muscles.
  • Improve flexibility and mobility.
  • Decrease the chance of developing chronic pain.
  • Faster recovery from sports injuries.
  • Decrease inflammation in the body.
  • Improves overall fitness and health.
  • Reduces the risks of overuse injuries.


Visiting a chiropractor isn’t just about relieving pain. Injuries can be treated but having the knowledge of how various sports affect an athlete’s body and understanding the mechanics to prevent injury in the future is a chiropractor’s area of expertise.


If you’re wondering if chiropractic care is right for you as an athlete, book a consultation with Dutchess Braincore and Wellness Center, and you’ll discover a whole new approach to your health, wellness, and optimizing your athletic performance.

Dr. William McKenna

Dr. William McKenna


Dr.William McKenna has been a Chiropractor for over 20 years in Westchester and Dutchess County, helping his patients to achieve greater health and live more active lifestyles. He is the founder of McKenna Family Chiropractic located in Pelham, NY, and Dutchess Braincore Therapy and Wellness Center located in Hopewell Junction, NY. He graduated from Life University in 1999 and has been advocating for better health, naturally, since. Dr. Will believes a smile is the first step in healing and building valued relationships with his patients. Book Appointment

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