Can chiropractic really help an athlete run faster? Research on the direct benefit of chiropractic on running speed is limited and a difficult thing to study altogether. However, there are numerous studies showing that chiropractic treatments help with improved biomechanics and proper position of the body.
One study shows that chiropractic treatment can improve hip extension in athletes that exhibited a restriction.1 Another study shows that chiropractic treatment can decrease muscle problems in the function and strength of the knee.2
Chiropractic focuses on improving the function of the body. When the body is working at its peak, sports performance is greatly enhanced. Athletes today need every competitive edge to stay at the top of their game. So it seems logical that if your hips, knees, and ankles are properly aligned that you will be able to put more force and strength into these joints while running.
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- Effect of chiropractic treatment on hip extension ability and running velocity among young male running athletes. Jörgen Sandell, RCa, Per J.Palmgren, RCb,Lars Björndahl, MD, PhDc, 1,
- Conservative lower back treatment reduces inhibition in knee-extensor muscles: a randomized controlled trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2000 Feb;23(2):76-80.Suter E1, McMorland G, Herzog W, Bray R.