Swimming is a sport that requires both strength and endurance. Swimmers must possess not only physical strength, but also excellent technique and form to excel in the sport. Chiropractic care, dry needling, and core stability are all important factors that can help swimmers perform at their best and avoid injury.
Chiropractic care is a form of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the spine and especially for swimmers, their shoulders. Many swimmers experience pain or discomfort in their back, neck, and shoulders due to the repetitive movements required by the sport. Chiropractic care can help swimmers by reducing restrictions within the joints and reduces pain and inflammation. In addition, chiropractic adjustments can help swimmers improve their range of motion and flexibility, which can enhance their overall performance.
Dry needling is another form of therapy that can be beneficial for swimmers. This technique involves the insertion of thin needles into trigger points in the muscles to relieve pain and improve function. For swimmers, dry needling can be especially helpful for the treatment of shoulder pain. Typical injuries of concern for swimmers are rotator cuff and shoulder impingement. By releasing tight muscles and reducing pain, swimmers can experience improved range of motion and better performance in the water.
Core stability is also crucial for swimmers. The core muscles are responsible for stabilizing the body and transferring force from the upper to the lower body. In swimming, a strong core is essential for maintaining proper technique, preventing injury and improving performance. Core stability exercises can help swimmers improve their balance, coordination, and power, which can translate to faster swim times and better overall performance.
ONE80 treatment plans consisting of adjustments, dry needling, soft tissue therapies and rehab aims to improve motion in the joints, reduce tension in tight muscles and improve core stability.