When it comes to being an athlete, age is just a number. After all, there are kids as young as three, four, and five that are joining T-ball leagues or learning to play soccer, and there are people in their 80s and 90s who are finding joy in sports such as golf, tennis, running, and more.
Fortunately, chiropractic may have something to offer all age groups when it comes to improved sports performance and injury treatment and prevention. Robert J Zapf, MS, DC is your Fairfax, VA chiropractor who may help keep you active and injury-free.
Did you know that roughly 775,000 kids show up in emergency rooms annually with some type of sports-related injury? Certainly, some of these injuries require medical care, but oftentimes the incident has also placed some type of stress on the spine—a stress that, if left untreated, could cause many issues for the child later in life.
Your Fairfax, VA chiropractor may often help with these types of spinal issues that occur in sports settings, enabling your child to return to the game and go about his or her life without the worry of pain, disability, or dysfunction years down the road. Older athletes may benefit from chiropractic as well. For example, many sports rely on having stellar balance, yet this ability tends to naturally decrease as we age. However, numerous studies, like one published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, have found that chiropractic may help improve balance, making it easier and safer to play the sports you love.
Chiropractic may help improve your performance and reduce your risk of injury, no matter what your age.
If you're suffering from a nagging sports injury or you want to improve your game, Robert J Zapf, MS, DC is here in Fairfax, VA to help. Give our office a call today at (703) 455-9555 for an appointment.