What makes Natural Health Sports Therapy a leader in Costa Mesa and all of Orange County? The quality of care is unmatched and many Olympians and professional athletes count on Natural Health to keep them performing at their best. In fact, this summer games in Toyko has many asking how the Olympic athletes prepare and recover from their intense training. Here’s a little known fact: Natural Health Sports Therapy has become a mecca for professional athletes all over Southern California.
The 2021 Olympics in Toyko are bound to be spectacular. A particular event has shown great interest in the recovery field: Olympic Skateboarding. This year marks the first year that skateboarding will be recognized as an Olympic sport, and Team USA Skateboarding is a powerhouse of competitors. What also makes this interesting is the value of sports recovery modalities used by the team in preparation for physical therapy and chiropractic care. Each athlete-skateboarder faces extraordinary risk of injury during training and competition.
Skateboarding has been classified by some as an impact sport: skaters are at an increased risk for injuries from falls, strains, and collisions with objects in the skatepark. In 2021 the University of Pittsburgh noted that skateboarders are at an increased risk of:
- Head injuries (including concussions)
- Hand and wrist injuries and fractures
- Shoulder injuries
- Ankle injuries and fractures¹
What is the USA team doing to reduce the risk of injury for these athletes? Two important things: regular physical therapy and chiropractic examination. Physical therapy helps the skaters endure the sudden impact on their ankles, feet, and knees. PT’s work to help them stretch and condition their muscles and ligaments to absorb the stress appropriately. Chiropractors make sure the athletes are aligned correctly and educated about proper form in their movements. Together these treatments help them perform better, faster, and safer than ever before.
Natural Health Sports Therapy in Costa Mesa regularly treats many Olympians and professional athletes. But physical therapy is not just for Olympians and professional athletes. Regular physical therapy can benefit everyone, even if you are not involved in sports or live an active lifestyle. Many people are also surprised to learn that their health insurance usually covers all of our treatments. If you have never experienced the benefits of physical therapy, or if you are curious about a chiropractic adjustment, contact us today. Our staff treats each person with the same quality and care, whether you are an Olympic contender or just someone who wants to feel better.