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NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice

Source YAHOO News

The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

Practice limits were among several recommendations released Monday by the NCAA, which called […]

Hockey player scores with chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: After almost a decade playing in the National Hockey League, Gary Roberts feared that his days as a professional athlete were finished. But then, after a visit to a sports chiropractor in 1996 to relieve stress and reduce scar tissue in his upper spine and neck, Roberts regained his strength and mobility. He returned to the ice to play professional hockey for another 13 years. […]

Sports Management: Introduction to Sports-related Health Care

Chiro.Org Blog: If you were to ask the average coach about the responsibilities of an athlete, he would most likely reply that he or she was to conduct one’s self to the credit of the team, play fair, obey the officials, keep in training, be a credit to the sport, follow the rules, and enjoy the game: win or lose. This is the rhetoric commonly spooned to the naively inclined. If it were true, fewer sports injuries would be suffered. With rare exception, even the Little Leaguer is commonly taught to WIN, drilled to disguise foul play from the eyes of the referees and umpires. Even in so-called noncontact sports, emphasis is often placed on getting the other team’s stars out of the game without causing injury to your own team. While conditioning is emphasized, the motivation is frequently on the preservation of a potential winning season rather than on prevention of a personal injury to a human being. […]

Shoulder Girdle Trauma

Chiro.Org Blog: The articulations of the scapula, clavicle, and the humerus function as a biomechanical unit. Only when certain multiple segments are completely fixed can these parts possibly function independently in mechanical roles. Forces generated from or on one of the three segments influence the other two segments. Thus, they will be described here as a functional unit. Please underscore this point in your mind as you read this paper. […]

Chiropractic and Sports Success

Chiro.Org Blog: Chiropractic has been serving athletes for years. Here are some legends from the past, including Michael Jordan and Joe Montana, and some current successful athletes like Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong. They have all been using chiropractic for increased performance, quick recovery, to keep themselves from getting sick, and to keep themselves happy. […]

Musculoskeletal Development and Sports Injuries in Pediatric Patients

Chiro.Org Blog: Physical activity is extremely important for everyone, but especially for children. A well-designed exercise program enhances the physical and intellectual development of a child. Competitive sports are often a child’s first introduction to programmed exercise. […]

Chiropractor helps PGA players work through their aches and pains

Source Observer-Dispatch by FRAN PERRITANO

Tom LaFountain hails from a very athletic family, so it would be natural that his career is somehow connected to sports. LaFountain is a chiropractic orthopedist who practices in Utica, but he also has been a member of the PGA sports medicine team since 1997. He […]

Tiger Woods Flunks Chiropractic 101

Oh that crafty Tiger Woods.

Source the Bleacher Report

His chiropractic/diagnostic skills are about as good as his golf game these days.

The man who left us with a self-diagnosed “bulging disc” in his neck last Sunday, the man who has become his own pain in the neck, has exactly that.

Woods said on Wednesday […]

Chiropractic for the Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries

Chiropractic for the Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   ChiroAccess

Chiropractors have a longstanding history of treating musculoskeletal sports injuries. There have been few research studies that document the value of chiropractic treatment for sports injuries and nearly no research that has looked at providing evidence that chiropractic care […]

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Training Reduces Sports Injuries

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Training Reduces Sports Injuries

The Chiro.Org Blog

Thanks to ChiroAccess for this information!

A March 2010 systematic review conducted in Germany underscores the value of neuromuscular training in preventing sports injuries. [1] They concluded that “On the basis of the results of seven high-quality studies, this review showed evidence for the effectiveness […]

Sports Management: Physiologic Therapeutics in Sports

Sports Management: Physiologic Therapeutics in Sports

The Chiro.Org Blog

We would all like to thank Dr. Richard C. Schafer, DC, PhD, FICC for his lifetime commitment to the profession. In the future we will continue to add materials from RC’s copyrighted books for your use.

This is Chapter 13 from RC’s best-selling book:

“Chiropractic Management […]