Athletes rely on proprioception (body-awareness) to perform optimally. The joints in our body contain tons of these sensory receptors. When joints are fixated or hypermobile (move too much), this input system dysfunctions and relays incomplete information to our brain’s cortex, where body-position sense is ultimately perceived.
Whether it’s recovering from a sports injury or staying in peak condition, athletes regularly visit chiropractors to get a natural sporting advantage. For those with injuries, sports-specific rehabilitation is used to strengthen the muscles and stabilize the joint of an injured area.