When discussing performance enhancement, people typically think of sports men and women who are trying to get the best out of their game. Sports Chiropractors look after many of our top athletes. Olympic teams, professional teams and individuals in many disciplines use chiropractic care, not only during rehabilitation after injury but as a major part of their overall fitness and maintenance program.
However most of us are not professional (or even amateur) athletes. But living life to the full, and being the best that we can, is just as important to each of us as it is to our elite athletes.
Bathurst Chiropractor, Ben Purcell reports that the term ‘performance enhancement’ in Chiropractic may be applied to the holistic, conservative chiropractic care that he provides.
Chiropractic care can improve the conditioning of muscles, joints and improve the biomechanical functioning of the body. This is important for athletes who have to perform many repetitive movements. It is just as important for those of us who have physically demanding jobs, who enjoy gardening and amateur sport, or who simply want to go on enjoying walking, swimming and playing with the grand children into old age!
In addition to making sure our spine and other joints function normally, DrPurcell focuses upon ensuring that our nervous system, the master system, is functioning at its best. Abnormalities in nervous system function can cause a wide variety symptoms, and taking an holistic approach to these is important.
Whether you are a sports person or not, the Chiropractic philosophy of health and wellness and the holistic care provided can help everyone to perform at their best. Call us today on (02) 6331 1004 to find out how performance enhancement could help you.
What Will I Gain From Chiropractic?
- Our services are for athletes at all levels and for anyone are seeking to live life to the full.
- The emergency stage of our program of chiropractic care focuses on getting patients out of pain and restoring mobility.
- After this, the rehabilitation or corrective care stage restores function and helps to prevent a future recurrence of the problem.
- Preventative care focuses on finding small problems before they become big ones and correcting them. This is especially where performance enhancement comes into play.
- Many people opt for these checkup type appointments. Rather like getting a car serviced, they would rather spend a short time with their Bathurst Chiropractor on a regular basis, than a long time ‘off the road’!
The Neurological Element
Whatever your needs, a care program customised specifically for you will help get your body functioning at its optimal level – and keep it that way. For each of us, an uninhibited flow of information from the brain to all areas of the body is vital for optimum performance.
Dr Purcell focuses on neurologically based chiropractic and uses a number of diagnostic tools in his assessment of each patient. One technologically advanced, but very user-friendly tool that he uses is Neuroinfiniti, a computerised visual assessment of how well your nervous system is responding. This is invaluable in highlighting any shortcomings or failures in the functioning of the nervous system and very helpful when diagnosing the root cause of a patient’s problem.
His approach is based on the philosophy that the central nervous system is the primary focus of all chiropractic care. All his work on spinal mechanics, vertebral misalignments and joint problems arises from this.
Performance enhancement at your Bathurst Chiropractor has its basis in a new concept of wellness, the concept of the mind body connection enabling all the body’s systems to work in harmony for peak performance. Call (02) 6331 1004 and schedule your first appointment today.