How Chiropractic Can Maximize Your Workout According to Dr. Scott ZackScott P. Zack
One often overlooked method of prolonging exercise benefits is by combining it with chiropractic care. In the article below, Scott Zack, a qualified chiropractor, outlines how this can be done.
Taking time out to exercise every day is a time-consuming endeavor. This includes not only the time you spend at the gym but the commute to and from the gym, too. It makes sense then that many people want to maximize the effectiveness of the time that they spend at the gym, to ensure that they’re getting the most bang for their buck, so to speak. This is why people are always seeking exercises that claim to still be “burning” even after the actual workout is done.
According to Scott Zack, chiropractic care is an excellent method of alleviating pain, especially when it is focused around the lower back. Exercising – and in particular weight lifting – can be risky if it isn’t performed properly. Poor form in the gym is a fast track to injury, and if you find yourself in this predicament then chiropractic care might be your best option for getting you back on your feet. Through spinal manipulation as well as physical therapy, chiropractic will help minimize soreness and loosen tense muscles. This pain reduction is evident after even your chiropractic visit.
Increasing Range of Motion
With the lack of physical pain which chiropractic offers, you’ll be able to move more freely than before. Dr. Scott Zack also posits that by realigning the spine, joints and other muscles in the body will be able to move without restriction. On top of that, regular chiropractic visits serve to lengthen out the body, meaning that stiffness will be reduced and flexibility will be increased over time. You may not notice this after one appointment, but through consistent, progressive visits you’ll soon see the benefits.
“Keeping your spine aligned means your body is going to performed at its peak.” Scott Zack says. “This means taking stress off of surrounding muscles, joints and bones, and leaving them open to take on more loads.” Basically, this means that each muscle will be able to perform better by having less stress put on it. This, in turn, will lead to your muscles being strengthened through a regular combination of both working out and chiropractic visits.