These days, every athlete serious about their sport will have foundations that allow them to succeed. For example, it starts with a training plan before then moving on to nutrition, mentality, and several other aspects. In recent times, more athletes have decided to introduce chiropractic to their lives and they’re reaping the benefits of doing so.
Regardless of age or skill level, we believe dancers should also consider chiropractic care. Whether you’re pushing for a place in international competitions or you just enjoy a session or two each week, looking after your body is important and this is where a chiropractor can help.
Why Choose a Chiropractor?
Of course, one of the main features of chiropractic care is maintaining a healthy spine and this is the first area in which chiropractors can help dancers. With proper spinal alignment, the body has the right environment to enjoy training and competitions. Meanwhile, recovery is also more effective, and you won’t be aching for days afterwards.
Over the years, there has been plenty of misconceptions surrounding chiropractic. For example, it has been thought that professionals can only help in the rehabilitation phase after an injury. At Carpe Diem, we can confirm that this is false. We can help dancers even before any injury in the following ways;
1) Boost Strength and Conditioning
Firstly, dancing requires flexibility, strength, and free range of motion (and patience!). For those with very little experience in dancing, this can come as quite a surprise at first. Fortunately, we can align the spine and set you on a path of muscle strengthening. With the body in a great position, the risk of injury reduces, you benefit from the improved flexibility, and your muscles and tendons won’t cause discomfort either during or after training.
2) Improve Sleep
Although the real reason for sleep hasn’t yet been discovered, we do know that the body recovers and regenerates during this time. If your body is aching and causing pain every time you lay in bed, you’ll find it harder to recover after training and you’ll never feel at your best (even while sitting and watching the latest season of your favorite show on Netflix!).
With a chiropractor, problems that are preventing you from sleeping can be dealt with quickly and effectively. As well as physical intervention, we can also provide advice regarding mattresses, sleeping positions, and more.
3)Maintaining a Healthy Diet
For all those who exercise regularly or want to lose weight, it’s now common knowledge that nutrition plays an essential role. Did you know that chiropractors take nutrition very seriously and can provide advice for dancers? That’s right, we can help with advice for food and, therefore, your digestive system. With the nervous system, digestive system, and all your joints working in tandem, it won’t be long before you see results with your dancing.
4) Injury Care
Finally, injuries do happen in dancing (unfortunately!). If you’re feeling strained after dancing sessions, this could be symptomatic of a larger underlying issue and this is something we can explore at Carpe Diem Chiropractic.
With regards to injury care, there are some benefits to choosing a chiropractor;
- No unnecessary drugs
- Holistic approach
- Aims to boost long-term health
Dancers – Contact Carpe Diem Chiropractic
Chiropractic care can keep dancers on their toes, and hopefully, you’ve seen exactly how in this guide. Generally speaking, dancers who work with chiropractors can enjoy a prolonged career and better health after retiring too. With the right spinal alignment, even simple tasks like picking up your children will become much easier!