Slam Dunk Secrets: How Chiropractic Care Elevates Basketball Performance


Chiropractic and sports go hand in hand.  Basketball is no exception.  Grade school through college, you will find chiropractors working with the players.  Just like in other professional sports, the NBA has a chiropractor for most if not all 30 teams as well.  Even the greatest to ever play the game, Michael Jordan, has utilized chiropractic during his incredible career.

Simply put, chiropractic care can help give a team and its players a competitive advantage.  It helps to improve range of motion, keep the athlete injury free and optimize performance utilizing a holistic approach to keep you in peak condition.

Improving Range of Motion

It is essential for players to move quickly and freely on the court.  For example, they can be fully extended chasing a loose ball or an errant pass. Chiropractic adjustments target misalignments of the spinal joints, helping restore proper alignment.  This in turn can lead to increased musculo-skeletal movement.

Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Playing surfaces vary widely in gyms across the country.  Most players inevitably have to adapt to multi-purpose flooring.  This makes it even more common for injuries to occur.  When this happens, regular adjustments can reduce pain and inflammation and promote tissue healing allowing faster recovery thereby putting the athlete back on the court faster.

Optimizing Performance

The musculoskeletal system of the basketball player is constantly bombarded with stress on the court whether it be due to practice or games.  Chiropractic adjustments maximize the communication between the brain and body (arms, hands, fingers, hips, legs, ankles, feet and toes) allowing heightened reaction times, agility, coordination, balance and strength.

If you’re a basketball player looking to get and stay in top shape and perform at your optimum.  Chiropractic is a necessity!