“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

—John F. Kennedy

Professional athletes are adjusted to enhance peak performance.

Dr. Caroline began her career as one of two chiropractic consultants for the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers as well as for pros of visiting teams. You can only imagine the degree of spinal damage an NHL player sustains over the course of a career. For some, it was a matter of improving balance, coordination, and recovery time. While for others, chiropractic adjustments were essential to managing injuries without drugs or surgery. In both cases, the emphasis was on optimal physical stamina.

Over the years, Dr. Caroline has cared for athletes associated with the WNBA, NFL, the Atlanta Ballet, NASCAR, and the PGA; stunt actors in the film industry whose careers depend on maintaining physical dexterity; Broadway performers, movie celebrities, and rock stars who must “work the stage” night after night without developing chronic health issues. The more that is at stake, the greater the need for chiropractic.

At Balance Atlanta, young athletes receive regular chiropractic adjustments.

Their parents understand proper growth and development depends on caring for the spine. Teen athletes experience peak performance with a clear nerve system: breathing is rhythmic, the mind is able to focus, joints are flexible, muscles are balanced, circulation is steady, response time is quick. With the media spotlight on concussions, chiropractic care is now a necessity for anyone who recognizes the debilitating consequences of untreated spinal and neurological damage associated with contact sports.

Age and ability aside, practice members of Balance Atlanta are extremely active. Health for the entire family is their #1 value. Chiropractic care is a natural component of a fitness-based lifestyle.

At 94, our most senior patient is an award-winning ballroom dancer. One of our youth athletes is an internationally ranked fencing champion. Dr. Caroline also cares for circus performers, Broadway actors, film stars, rock musicians and more – people whose physical abilities determine career longevity.

Practice members who golf are either trying to improve their game, or they’re nursing a spinal injury. Runners and cyclists benefit from chiropractic care by reducing the risk of plantar fasciitis, shin splits, knee damage, iliotibial syndrome, back pain, and inflammation.

Yoga, Pilates and weight lifting enthusiasts enjoy chiropractic to enhance posture, flexibility, core strength, and symmetry.

Whether someone is a youth athlete training to win the next big game or a senior citizen who understands being active enhances mental performance, it makes sense that correcting spinal injuries and protecting the nerve system from damage with chiropractic adjustments is logical, cost-effective and honors the body.

Adjustments are an integral part of a wellness lifestyle for anyone who works out.

As an athlete herself, Dr. Caroline understands the importance of chiropractic. She receives weekly adjustments for preventive wellness care.

 

In high school, Dr. Caroline was a competitive skier. At the age of 23, she rode her bicycle from Seattle to New York. Currently, she enjoys training for road races, hiking, resistance training, and kick boxing. Without a doubt, weekly adjustments for 25-years have afforded her the ability to be injury free while physically active.

While there will always be they type of patients who seek are only while they are injured, others will do whatever they can to avoid the stress of being side-lined from participating in sports. They are adjusted on a pro-active basis – chiropractic is a natural part of their workout regimen.

Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or you fall somewhere in between, chiropractic is about maintaining an enjoyable quality of life where mind and body are on the same page.

 

Benefits of Chiropractic for Athletes and Performers
  • Maintain a clear neurological connection between the brain and muscles, organs and glands
  • Improve joint range of motion and coordination
  • Detect and correct pinched and irritated nerves
  • Enhance physical endurance and mental focus
  • Prevent further damage from chronic injuries
  • Relieve pain from arthritis, bursitis, and overuse
  • Address recent injuries immediately
  • Reduce inflammation, tension and swelling
  • Decrease recovery time
  • Improve posture and breathing
  • Increase circulation to entire body
  • Support post-concussion brain health
  • Release tension held in jaw, neck, shoulders, hips, and back
  • Prevent injury to shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet
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