Dr Monica Fowler
8245 N. Silverbell Rd. #159
Tucson, Az 85743
An Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, Dan O’Brien believes that chiropractic treatment is “absolutely essential” to the sport of track and field. He recommends alignment for healing and competing at full potential. Former Dallas Cowboys running back, big game champion, and MVP Emmitt Smith used chiropractic treatment throughout his football career to balance his body and ensure that it functioned properly. Fellow champion football player Jerry Rice called chiropractic the “key” to helping him remain in the game.
Former professional bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger used chiropractic to prevent injuries during his athletic career. Before heading into the boxing ring, four-time Heavy Weight World Champion Evander Holyfield had a chiropractic adjustment. To improve his athletic performance, he visited a chiropractor three times a week. Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman Johnny Damon stated that chiropractic helps him play consistently throughout the baseball season.
It may not be surprising to learn that chiropractic benefits runners, boxers, weight lifters, and football and baseball players. These sports are known for their strenuous activities. However, cycling and golf are also demanding on the body, particularly when competing at the professional level. Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong considered a chiropractor one of the most important men on his team.
Tiger Woods has won many competitions during his golf career including 14 PGA championships. He believes that chiropractic treatment and lifting weights have made him a better athlete. Woods called regular chiropractic treatments are as important to his training process as is practicing his swing. If these athletes benefit from chiropractic therapy, so can the average person or high school athlete.
We have helped a number of high school athletes with injuries they have sustained and helped them prevent injuries in the future. High school athletes face increasing demands on their bodies along with developing skeletons, which make them more susceptible to injuries. Chiropractic can help these athletes as they develop by correcting any spinal misalignment and balancing muscle function.
Are you currently pregnant or thinking about having a baby soon? If you answered yes to either question, hopefully you are also seeing a chiropractor. A woman's body goes through countless changes while pregnant for example: hormonally, posturally and bio-mechanically. Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, safe form of care to help alleviate the low back pain that is almost imminent during pregnancy and it can also make labor much easier.
Women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy report easier and faster deliveries. Many chiropractors are also specially trained in the Webster Breech Technique. This is a hands-on technique that helps to reduce uterine torsion so the baby can turn itself into the proper position for a safe, less painful delivery. Getting adjusted regularly while pregnant can help ease or eliminate pain and make the process of having a baby much easier.No one likes to be in pain; pain can also cause a great deal of anxiety and stress, neither of which are good for mom or baby.
When pregnant, your body goes through changes to prepare to carry and nourish your baby. Your center of gravity shifts forward as the baby grows, the pelvis tilts anteriorly causing the muscles in the lower back to become shortened and tightened, while the hamstrings and gluteal muscles become stretched and weakened. The curves in the cervical and lumbar regions are increased, placing extra stress in the lower back and neck. The round ligaments attach to the uterus, are stretched and placed under a lot of stress while pregnant, and can be the cause of significant amounts of pain while pregnant, both in the abdomen and lower back. The psoas, tensor fascia lata (TFL), quadratus lumborum, and piriformis muscles are also placed under new loads when pregnant, causing pain, tightness and imbalances. Hormonal changes throughout pregnancy cause ligaments to become looser, and therefore causing the joints to become less stable, especially the sacroiliac joints and pubic symphysis. Chiropractors use gentle, soft tissue techniques to help relax the tight ligaments and eliminate or reduce pain.
Diversified chiropractic adjustments are safe for mom and baby throughout the duration of the pregnancy. Special tables and pillows are used so pregnant women can lie in the prone (face down) position while being treated. Chiropractic adjustments help put motion into joints that are not moving as well as they should be; the same goes for the joint in the front of the pelvis, which is placed under an enormous amount of stress throughout pregnancy. Symphysis dysfunction and diastasis can happen during pregnancy; referred pain from the broad and round ligaments can cause intense pain often mimicking diastasis. Soft tissue techniques can be applied to relax tension in the round ligaments. Wedge-shaped blocks can also be used to help the pelvis return to a normal position and ease pain. Chiropractic care offers a variety of safe forms for pain relief without the use of invasive procedures or prescription drugs. Chiropractic appointments should be scheduled at the same intervals as OB/GYN appointments, or more frequently if necessary.
Chiropractic care is more than the relief of injury from pain in the back and neck. If used on a regular basis chiropractic care and regular visits to a chiropractor can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. Regular chiropractic care can relieve stress and anxiety, help with weight loss, bolster your immune system, and bring about a healthier you. Dr Monica Fowler believes in using an approach that can help achieve all of these goals.
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