Evidence-Based Health Care For Optimal Health & Functioning

Brampton Chiropractor Helping Hockey Players

NHL Hockey season is just around the corner, although it may be overshadowed by the Toronto Blue Jays’ exciting push for the MLB playoffs. Nevertheless, with the start of many of our hockey seasons fast approaching I have been seeing players and encouraging pre-season assessments in the chiropractic clinic, myself included. The athlete chiropractic assessment (like all of my patient assessments) focuses not only the spine but the specific muscles and muscle groups that contribute to your optimal athletic performance. The purpose of the specialized assessment is to find any decreased/sub-optimal muscle function and correct it with a number of efficient and effective strategies including, but not limited to, medical acupuncture and myofascial release.

So you don’t have pain or discomfort? Glad to hear it! However, muscle dysfunction does not always present with pain. The pain often comes later as that muscle has been slacking off and ends up injured due to fatigue or contributes to compensatory pain somewhere else in the body. Let’s give you a very simple perspective on how this occurs. Think of your body as a car and your muscle as an under inflated tire. You may not feel the one tire being a little softer than the others but it still affects handling and breaking as well as uneven wear on the treads, thus leading to having to replace it early. Unfortunately you cant replace muscles that easily, at least not yet 😉 . This is why it is important to be assessed to any weak points in the body weather you are a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior. It could be the difference between playing in the playoffs or watching them from the bleachers.

Schedule your assessment today with Dr. Rashaad Nauth-Ali, your Brampton Chiropractor at BodyMend Wellness Clinic



188 Main St. South Unit 8 & 10
Brampton, ON L6W 2E2

Posted on September 21st, 2015 [active lifestyle, Activity, Chiropractic, Exercise, Fitness, Golf, Health and Wellness, Injury, Pain, Sports]