August Issue

Kids and Sports

Each year, more than 3.5 million sports-related injuries in children under age 15 are treated in hospitals, doctorsí offices and clinics across the U.S. They break down into the following sports:

  • Basketball - 574,000
  • Football - 448,200
  • Baseball - 252,665
  • Soccer - 227,1000
  • Hockey - 80,700
  • Gymnastics - 75,000
  • Volleyball - 50,100
S pinal injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance, and decrease performance. Chiropractic care for these types of injuries has become increasingly popular. Professional sports teams, Olympic trainer, and competitive athletics are employing chiropractic doctors - because they demand results.

Chiropractic care helps restore function to spinal joints that are fixated, and not moving properly. Besides helping to relieve pain, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement for peak performance. Injuries to these tissues can reduce range of motion, affect delicate nerves, decrease blood supply, and can take you out of the game. Normalizing spinal function helps speed the healing of these soft tissues and reduces the reconditioning effect of being on the sidelines.

An aerobic exercise can improve muscle tone and help you avoid strains, and other activity restricting, health problems.

Whether you golf, play tennis, bicycle, or bowl, the best treatment for sports injuries is preventional.

Ask your Doctor of Chiropractic for a care plan based on your age, condition and heath objective. Find out if chiropractic care can restore your health, improve your performance, and increase your competitive edge.

Call Dr. Percy Chan for any concerns.

     Don't Be Sidelined By Injuries!

Tel: (416) 332-3769

Vitality Chiropractic Health Centre
2023 Sheppard Avenue East • Toronto • Ontario • M2J 1W6