Why Chiropractic Care is Critical for Kids Who Play Sports
Chiropractic Care is Critical for Kids Who Play Sports! Youth sports are a big deal. It's estimated that over 45 million kids are actively engaged in sports! While sports give kids a fantastic opportunity to grow socially and physically, they also increase risks for injuries, pain from overuse, and muscular imbalances. Finding proactive ways to reduce the risk of injury and balance the effects of training are essential for your child's developing musculoskeletal system.
Your child's skeletal system is actively developing until they are approximately 25 years old. Their postural habits, history of injuries, and genetics play a role in their body's final form (and function). Sports have the potential to add a significant amount of stress and increase the chances of injuries for your developing child. Even small injuries to their spine can create bigger challenges down the road as they get older.
Some people believe kids don't need chiropractic care because they're young. This couldn't be more incorrect, and potentially harmful to your child if they play sports. Kids take falls, get injured, and suffer the effects the same as adults. In fact, many pains and problems many adults face later in life come from improperly addressed injuries from childhood sports injuries.
If childhood sports injuries were addressed early in life, then many adults would be in better shape later in life. Addressing minor injuries and challenges while your child is young can help ensure proper musculoskeletal development. Youth sports can increase your child's likelihood of developing overuse, growth plate injuries, and chronic pain.
Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to help your child stay active and perform their best. Just ask the many young athletes who come here to stay out on the field doing the sports they love.