MELBOURNE SPORTS CHIROPRACTOR
Majority of people associate Chiropractors with treating back pain, neck discomfort, headaches or sciatica. While particular Chiropractic techniques are fantastic for managing these types of problems, many recreational and elite sports people consult Chiropractors on a regular basis for a variety of reasons. Our practices in Pakenham, Hawthorn & Hoppers Crossing are associated with local sporting bodies and teams including amateur clubs (AFL, triathlon, bowls, cricket), as well as several professional athletes who visit our Sports Chiropractors and massage therapists to assist with their conditioning, structural alignment and ultimately sporting performance.
Why Do Athletes Or Recreational Sports Players Turn To Sports Chiropractors?
Over the years there has been a great deal of research on Chiropractic & the overall benefits for athletes. This research has shown us that Chiropractic care assists with improving strength, endurance, agility, muscle balance & most importantly reduces the risk of injury1 amongst other things. Other researchers have concluded that “chiropractic management resulted in improved injury recovery rates & improved athletic performance”2 and “reaction times were notably improved following Chiropractic management”3
How Exactly Does Chiropractic Management Achieve This?
- Chiropractic treatment ensures your body is functioning at its absolute best all the time.
- Proper nervous system function is essential to controlling & regulating every process in the human body, processes such as muscle contraction, balance & power development.
- Abnormal spinal alignment can lead to alterations in an individuals nervous system function, therefore getting your spine regularly checked by a Sports Chiropractor is extremely important.
- Not only athletes but everyone can benefit from regular Chiropractic check-ups to ensure their spine is balanced & aligned to
allow for proper biomechanics & posture.
- Typical techniques employed by
Sports Chiropractors include spinal adjustments/mobilization, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative/strengthening/flexibility exercises as well as complimentary therapies like laser, u
ltrasound & TENS.
Meet Our Practitioners
Our practice is headed by Dr. Robbie Hunt, principal chiropractor aswell as Dr. James Allen and Dr. Peter Vrakatselis, Associate Chiropractors. All three combined have clinical experience of more then 20 years helping elite, amateur & recreational sports players with their specific Sports Chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Robbie Hunt has personally completed over 100 triathlons, several ironman events and international marathons. With this interest he often teams up with many amateur and professional endurance athletes, giving them training advice, injury prevention and nutritional tips to help them rehabilitate, achieve optimum peak performance and avoid future injuries.
Dr. James Allen has worked closely with elite level AFL athletes at two high profile Melbourne based clubs assisting with injury prevention, strength training as well as program development.
Dr. Peter Vrakatselis has many years experience assisting various amateur Melbourne soccer clubs within their respective rehabilitation and conditioning departments. Dr. Peter is also qualified as a clinical Myotherapist and therefore incorporates many soft tissue techniques into his treatment protocols.
Are You Suffering? Some Problems Commonly Helped By Sports Chiropractors Include:
- Muscle, ligament & tendon sprains and strains
- Pelvic dysfunction
- Knee, foot & ankle injuries
- Shoulder, elbow & wrist injuries
- Plantar Fascitis
- Muscle imbalance & weakness
- Postural reinforcement
- & much more. Ask our team for more problems if yours is not listed
High Profile Athletes That Employ Sports Chiropractic Help
Athlete’s all over the world have used Chiropractic as a means of improving performance. Some major names who have notably regarded Sports Chiropractic as a key element to their success have included:
- Michael Jordan
- Lleyton Hewitt
- Usan Bolt
- Cadel Evans
- Lance Armstrong
- Tiger Woods
- Evander Holyfield
- Scottie Pippen
- Chris Judd
- Arnold Schwarzengger
- Ivan Lendl
- John McEnroe
- Josh Gibson
- Nick Reiwoldt
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