This One Assessment May Be the Most Important Tool for Athletes Who Want to Prevent Injury

An athlete needs to have the body working in perfect order to have any competitive advantage. Look at Olympic athletes and you can instantly see that their muscles move them in perfect precision to the sport they are trained in. There is a lot of attention to the muscles of these athletes, mainly because we can visibly see how strong and active they are.

However, the muscles are told what to do by a system in the body that is invisible to us on the outside. Muscles are controlled by nerves which lead back to the spine to travel up and down the cord to the brain for proper communication. If you remove the nerves from the muscle it can do nothing- it is just a lump of useless tissue.

“Muscle Memory” is actually a neurologically trained phenomenon where the brain sends signals throughout the nervous system to move the body in a way it has been programmed or repetitively trained to do.

At Desired Health Chiropractic we assess how the nervous system is responding by looking at specific movement patterns. Lack of motion in the neck, back, arms, and legs can tell us if there is a restriction stemming from a point in the spine. Almost all pain in the muscles can be traced to a few irritated nerves by the spine. Once corrected with proper alignment, the muscles can now stay in a relaxed state and move freely.

At Desired Health Chiropractic we assess biomechanics and neurology of the body so we can find issues before they make things worse. We want our athletes to feel, function, and perform at their best. Call our office today for a free movement assessment that may decrease your chances of injury – 763-205-6192.

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