Chiropractic for the Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries
Chiropractors have a longstanding history of treating musculoskeletal sports injuries.
Hoskins and Pollard used two groups of male semi elite Australian Rules football athletes, matched them in several ways and randomly placed them in one of two arms of the study. All received the usual and customary management and medical care. Half also received chiropractic care which consisted of both soft tissue and Chiropractic adjustments.
When chiropractic care was added to conventional management, there was a significant reduction in lower limb strain injuries, time missed as a result of knee injuries, lower low back pain, and there was improvement in health status.