If you’re like most parents, your year is defined by hockey or football season. Or perhaps it’s a never-ending cycle of gymnastics or basketball all year round. It’s no surprise that our schedules are busy carting children to and from games, classes or dance recitals. Children participating in multiple organized sports or other activities take a toll on their body and we sometimes find ourselves making a pit stop at the doctor to treat an injury.

Chiropractors have been known for treating sports injuries to improve recovery time for years. However, instead of waiting until children experience pain from an injury, chiropractic adjustments can actually prevent injuries from occurring.

In a study, Australian football players who were under chiropractic care had a reduced number of strains in their legs and lower back and in fact experienced improved health overall.* Chiropractors can discover and treat poor posture, muscle imbalance and nerve interferences that could potentially lead to injury if left untreated. Chiropractors offer young athletes early intervention strategies to help prevent painful injuries and avoid a relief-based approach like the use of painkillers.

Another benefit of chiropractic care for active children is an increase in athletic performance. “A study of athletes by the Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation concluded that athletes who received 12 weeks of chiropractic care exhibited 30 percent improvement in reaction time, versus a group with no chiropractic care”.** Children who have regular appointments with a chiropractor benefit from spinal adjustments that balance their nervous system but they also get advice for a holistic approach to health like developing healthy sleep, eating and exercise habits.

As a parent, encouraging our children to be active AND healthy is a priority, and that’s exactly what Jassal Chiropractic can help you do!


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