Running is a national past time in Singapore. Singapore offers everything from 5K color fun runs to ultra marathons of over 100 km. People love to run because it’s so easy to get started, initial progress is fast and the health benefits abound. It’s great for our hearts, losing and maintaining weight, building muscle, strengthening joints and even making us happier. However, it also puts great stress on the body.
Running requires that each leg to cope with a force up to ten times that experienced during walking, so running comes with risks. Experienced runners know that good shoes, good nutrition and correct stretching are essential for safe and effective training. However, elite runners, including World Champion Usain Bolt, add one more to this list: Personalized Chiropractic Care.
Chiropractic not only helps to prevent running injuries from happening, but tremendously improves muscle performance, by activating the nervous system. When the nervous system is functioning at its best, the muscles receives its full innervation and the end result is an increase in speed, endurance, agility and strength. Everything a top athletes needs. Let me explain a bit more.
Chiropractic Fixes Running Injuries
If you are a runner who is in pain, Paramount Chiropractic can get you out of pain the fastest possible way. Most runners see an immediate improvement starting on their first visit, but it requires more then one visit to get them out of pain.
It is also important assess your leg-length discrepancy, which can be caused by running on angled surfaces, and we’ll advise you on cross training so your weaker muscles improve and over worked muscles recover. However, just because you run doesn’t mean that is the cause of your pain. Chances are you do other activities as well. You sit at a desk, stand on your feet, bend over to help children, and carry heavy bags. All these daily activities can cause imbalances and might be why you’re in pain. The culprit could actually be poor desk posture. The added pressure from running has simply highlighted the problem faster. At Paramount Chiropractic we take the time to assess what other factors might be causing the pain, so you can get back on the running track as soon as possible.
Chiropractic Prevents Running Injuries
First, let me give a quick explanation of how Chiropractic works. Chiropractic is a total and preventative approach to health. We focus on your nervous system, which controls all aspects of your body. Even a small misalignment in your spine can alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses preventing the receiving part of your body from acting at an optimum and therefore causing other areas to over compensate. Chiropractors seek out and adjust those misalignments to restore proper function to the whole body. People tend to think of the doctor as someone to see when they are in chronic pain, and although chiropractors do relieve pain almost instantly, we much prefer to prevent it in the first place.
As doctors, we can feel which parts of your body are moving well and which parts are not. Therefore we realign them before you even notice they are causing you a problem. If those misalignments remain untreated not only will they become painful in the future, but can lead to muscle imbalances as well as tingling, numbness or weakness in any part of the body.To
When you run, your body and nervous system are placed under added pressure. The average Marathon runner takes 21,000 steps to complete one race, that’s not including all the training. Runners are at higher risk of injuries in the knees, the tendons in the quads, the IT band, the buttock muscles, and the lower back. At Paramount Chiropractic, we focus on immediate pain relief, long term prevention and peak performance. which helps runners to achieve their personal best.
Paramount Chiropractic and your Peak Running Performance
Chiropractic is not only for runners in pain. It’s for runners who want to reach their peak performance faster. All elite runners around the world know that chiropractic care will get them running smoother and better. The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, used to suffer from scoliosis as a young man. This means his spine was curved. Instead of using braces or dangerous surgery, Bolt used chiropractic treatments and clearly they worked exceptionally well. He went on to become the world champion, who still uses chiropractic not only to get back into lightening shape after injury, but also to maintain his peak performance.
If you would like to have access to the same kind of treatment he has been getting, then schedule your appointment right now, while we still have some appointments available.