Chiropractor Dr. Scott Zack, from Michigan, explains the importance of chiropractic care in the world of sports.
With chiropractic adjustment able to be tailored toward everything from general exercise aches and pains to more serious and long-standing conditions suffered by multi-award-winning athletes, Michigan-based chiropractor and primary care provider Dr. Scott Zack offers a closer expert look at the role of chiropractic medicine in professional sports.
“Anyone who regularly plays sports can likely benefit from periodic chiropractic care,” explains Dr. Zack, a seasoned primary care provider and highly skilled chiropractor from the Oakland County charter township of West Bloomfield, Michigan, situated within the Detroit metropolitan area.
Further to those who play sports for leisure or fitness purposes, it’s professional sportsmen and women, however, according to the expert chiropractor, who can benefit most. “Chiropractic care has come to be known as ‘the athlete’s secret weapon’ and similar, particularly in recent years,” reveals Dr. Scott Zack.
Perhaps the biggest nod to the efficacy of chiropractic care in professional sports came back in 1980 when the first-ever chiropractor was added to the roster of the United States Olympic medical team. In the almost four decades since, the practice has become a more and more important aspect of sports medical teams both in the U.S. and overseas, with athletes across the board now fully realizing the long-term benefits of the chiropractic process.
While chiropractic care is widely demonstrated to help with the pain and discomfort often typical among professional sportspersons, routine visits to a chiropractor are, Dr. Scott Zack says, also key to staying fit and healthy more generally. “Anyone with any sort of exercise regimen should consider making periodic visits to an experienced and qualified chiropractor,” he suggests.
Similarly, for those who are less mobile, or wish to begin an exercise regimen or make an entry into one or more forms of sporting activity, chiropractic care can help them on their way, according to Dr. Zack.
Dr. Scott Zack has previously spoken at length on topics ranging from the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019 and the nationwide move toward multidisciplinary medicine, to exploring AJMC reports on access to chiropractic care and the ties between chiropractic care and improved sleep.
“Whether an individual is an athlete or simply someone who enjoys an active lifestyle, following an injury or when experiencing discomfort, a skilled chiropractor will have them back on their feet in no time,” he adds, wrapping up, “and will help to keep them there in the long term.”