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Sports Chiropractic – perform like a Brownlee

Calling all Leeds triathletes

The Brownlee brothers come to Leeds this weekend to compete on their home patch in the ITU World Series Event. If you are competing at the weekend then it is time to get excited! I hope you’ve done your open water swim preparation, fine-tuned the bike and practised your bike to run transitions. Whether you’ve spent a fortune on the latest kit in pursuit of super quick times, or just aim to finish, have you given a thought to your body? More specifically sports chiropractic and how it could help your triathlon performance.

What Sports Chiropractic can do for you

Here at Revive Chiropractic I treat lots of runners, cyclists and triathletes of all abilities. They all share two common goals – (1) to perform faster and (2) remain injury free. I will deal with the injury side of things first. This is a more obvious reason for seeing a chiropractor.

A patient may seek treatment for a specific injury such as back or neck pain, or perhaps a muscle strain. A simple plan can be put in place to treat the injury and guide the athlete back to full training. Some patients will then choose to leave care. Patients are happy that their injury has been resolved and they can return at any point in the future. Those who stay in care move to what we call maintenance care. The aim here is to prevent injury recurrence by working on stiff joints and tight muscles. Chiropractic treatment in the maintenance phase may be once a month to once every six months depending on the individual. The aim is to prevent stiff joints and tight muscles as they arise and before stiffness and tension can build up to the point that it starts to cause pain.

How does maintenance care play a part?

As part of ongoing maintenance care sports chiropractic comes into its own. Sports chiropractic aims to improve the function of joints in the spine and surrounding muscles. Put simply, joints that move freely and muscles maintained at optimum length will allow for optimum sports performance. A muscle that must contract more forcibly to move a stiff or restricted joint will mean the body expends extra energy. A muscle that is full of knots will not contract and work with the same efficiency as a muscle that is relaxed. A body that moves freely and easily will move fast!

Talk to our chiropractor Alison Eaves to find out how sports chiropractic could help. You can book online at https://revivechiropractic.cliniko.com/bookings#location or call 0113 347 2801. Revive Chiropractic has 2 locations in Leeds. Both our Adel and Scholes clinics offer appointments from 8am to 8pm.

Should I see a chiropractor?

Should I see a chiropractor?

Do you have back pain or neck pain? You may be thinking should I see a chiropractor? The answer is definitely yes! Our chiropractor at Revive Chiropractic in Leeds is Alison Eaves. Alison has some advice and reassurance if you are thinking about your first visit to a chiropractor.

First of all, as a chiropractor I spend the majority of my day helping patients with back and neck pain. It is what I do. If you have just woken up with excruciating back or neck pain for the first time it can be quite frightening. Or maybe you have been living with aches and pains in your neck or low back for months or even years. Either way it could be the time for you to come and talk with me here at Revive Chiropractic.

Why should I see a chiropractor?

You many have back pain or neck pain. This is what we see the most of day in day out in the clinic and I am great at sorting out these problems. But I also see a lot of shoulder pain, elbow pain and hip and knee pain. So I am pretty good at sorting that out for you too.

How many treatments will I need?

Good questions and one with lots of different answers! But as a rough guide, pain of less than six weeks duration should respond favourably within six to eight visits. If you are very fortunate you might find you are better in half of this time or occasionally it can take around twelve visits. If the pain has been there for longer than six weeks then it is more likely you are looking at six to 12 visits, but it could be quicker.

The Revive Chiropractic ethos

I want patients to be as mobile and pain free as possible. Any chiropractic treatment suggested for you will aim to restore and improve joint mobility and release any tight muscles. So you have better movement and less pain. Simple isn’t it? (Actually, it’s a bit more complicated than that. But I’m always happy to discuss the ideas behind your treatment plan if you want to know things in more detail). At Revive Chiropractic we will try to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We believe in listening to our patients.

 If you would like to book an appointment at Revive Chiropractic you can book online at www.revivechiropractic.co.uk or call 0113 347 2801