Repetitive movements seen in various sports, training or involved in our daily living constantly place stresses and strain on our bodies. It is these stresses and strains that cause structural problems which affect the bio-mechanical movement, leading to faulty movement patterns. Alteration in any biomechanical movement compromises the way would normally move, immediately affecting your sport performance and providing a platform that leads to injury.
How are the mechanics of the body affected?
The continuity of repetitive movements cause micro trauma or injury to the muscles, ligaments and tendons. When these micro injuries of the above mentioned structures are repaired, the new fibers that are created end up sticking to each other forming small areas of scar tissue. Scar tissue reduces the pliability (stretch) and strength of these soft tissue structures. Over time these areas of scar tissue enlarge and begin to affect and limit the way your body moves and functions. This alters bio-mechanics causing faulty movement patterns. In turn faulty movement patterns affects the way you preform and feel. You consciously might not feel a change in the way you move but your coach, trainer or a friend will pick it up. To you this feels like you are having an off day because you are either fatiguing a lot faster and/or your power output is less, making you slower. If the faulty movement patterns persist it will cause overuse of certain joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons which in turn causes injury.
Chiropractors are concerned with correcting and restoring the body’s bio-mechanics so that these faulty movement patterns don’t occur. Regular chiropractic care will ensure that the mechanics of your body is unaffected and fully functional. This will ultimately allow you to achieve and maintain your optimum level of performance, improve recovery time and prevent the occurrence of injuries.