Summer has finally arrived, and one of the best ways to cool off is swimming. Swimming can be a fun activity and a great low-impact workout. However, if you’re doing more than just casually swimming, you may be susceptible to injury. Dr. Sophia Argeropoulos offers chiropractic care to swimmers to help them prevent injuries and improve their performance. Continue reading below to learn more about how chiropractic care can benefit swimmers!
If swimming is your sport or exercise of choice, you’ve chosen one of the safest activities to participate in! Unlike most contact sports, the risk of head and spine injuries is much lower for swimmers. Swimming is also low impact, making it easy on your joints. However, just because swimming is relatively safe does not mean that you can’t become injured. Swimming can also be a physically demanding sport that requires a lot of endurance and force production. Here are some of the most prevalent swimming injuries:
- Swimmers Shoulder
- Lower Back Problems
- Knee Problems
Chiropractic Care For Swimmers
Whether or not you are injured, regular chiropractic care can be beneficial for swimmers. Dr. Argeropoulos can help you stay healthy, improve your athletic performance, and reduce your time out of the pool if you get injured. One of the best ways you can avoid injuries as a swimmer is to stay flexible and active. Our chiropractor will evaluate your situation and determine the imbalances or weaknesses which may put you at risk for injury. Our chiropractor can provide adjustments to help keep your spine healthy and flexible. We also offer massage therapy and manual therapy to alleviate muscle pain and stiffness. Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic care for swimmers:
- Improved range of motion and flexibility.
- Reduced inflammation.
- Improved joint function.
Though swimming is considered low impact, swimmers are still susceptible to certain injuries. Do not suffer in silence with your pain! Doing this will only worsen your symptoms. Even if you only swim for fun a few times a week, our team is available to chat with you about how to avoid swimming injuries and how to improve your swimming fitness so you can stay in peak condition. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment for chiropractic care.