A couple days ago I stopped by Focus on Health Chiropractic for a pre-season tune up.
I don’t think I’ve ever walked out of the office not feeling great! Massage therapy is perfect for overcoming overworked and sore muscles associated with the harshness of training for these early season cross races. They’re able to target very specific muscle groups to help you recover and ready yourself for your next ride.
Following the massage, Dr. Curt Kippenburger gave me a spinal adjustment. Sitting on a bike seat for hours and hours every week can sometimes lead to problems with back pain. Chiropractic care is perfect for making sure that the minor aches and pains associated with cycling don’t become career ending injuries.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Give the folks at Focus on Health a call today to set up an appointment. Trust me, it’s one of the best things you can do for your body!