The sporting codes are vast. There are so many. It is always quite a feat for the organizers of an Olympic occasion to accommodate all those codes. Hundreds, if not more, volunteers are required to make this historic four yearly event a memorable success. And an event of such magnitude requires its medical practitioners too, quite a number of them really. Among the medical practitioners making a positive impact on this event will be the qualified, experienced and skilled sports chiropractor.
The codes are too numerous to mention, but let’s mention a few to give you an impression. Basketball, soccer, track and field, the marathon, canoeing, weightlifting, wrestling. Sit down with pen and paper and come up with some more codes. There are still quite a few that will not be represented at the Olympics. Take your NFL football, for instance. This is one of the biggest professional trades out there and many a specialist sports chiropractor has done rather well for himself in this business.
Each code, as you know, has its own unique physical disciplines, never mind the mental prowess required. The specialist sports chiropractor, needless to say, must have a remarkably acute knowledge of the sportsman or woman’s efforts. Because the body is put under stress quite regularly, injuries and strains are always possible. And when that happens, the sports physiotherapist and sports chiropractor will often be summoned.
Both these specialists will also be working throughout when sportsmen and women are not injured. It is a regular process of work to keep them injury free in any event. But just remember that chiropractic work is not confined to the sports codes. It reaches out to the everyman and woman too. A stretch in the garden, a walk in the park, anything is possible.