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Chiropractic Care for Weight Training

Weight training is an excellent way to build muscle, lose fat and tone the body.  Before you begin a training regime, visiting your chiropractor is an excellent first step.  Many people think of chiropractic for the diagnosis and treatment of back problems.  However, chiropractors focus heavily on alignment and optimizing functioning of natural body systems.  Thus, receiving an evaluation can benefit your weight training goals by assuring proper alignment before beginning any sort of program.

Proper Alignment

It is common to hear, “See your doctor before beginning an exercise program,” but how often is the chiropractor the doctor that is considered? Consulting the chiropractor before embarking on a weight training program can insure your body is properly aligned.  This will not only prevent injury; a thorough assessment and specific adjustments can insure your body optimizes the workout by being properly aligned.

Planning for Fitness

Planning is key to getting on track.  Because of the type of care offered in our chiropractic office often physical exercise is prescribed to bring the body back to wellness after some sort of injury.  In planning for fitness via weight lifting, your chiropractor may have specific exercises, stretches and even nutritional advice to insure you are on track for an optimal weight lifting program.  This individualized care will insure you avoid injury, muscle strains and improper motions during weight lifting.

Chiropractic Care Treatment Approaches

Weight training and chiropractic care complement each other through specific treatment approaches: nerve stimulation, adjustments, and chiropractic consultation.

  • Chiropractors at Rittenhouse Square Chiropractic use specific spinal analysis and adjusting techniques to optimize the performance of your spine and nervous system. When the nervous system is fully functioning, the skeletal muscular system works effectively in concert.
  • Special tools for chiropractic adjustments are also used in the office. Many times, patients are placed on a moving table for the adjustment.  When the spine is properly aligned, the body works as it was intended.  With alignment, balance and physical dexterity is improved.
  • Consulting with your chiropractor can offer any exercises to aid in treating muscle soreness and flexibility issues that may happen on your weight lifting journey. Recommended exercises will help patients reduce injury risks while building a toned, fit physical form.

Other Benefits of Weight Training and Chiropractic

Exercise is good for the body, mind and spirit.  We understand this because we have a gym and weight training facility in our office.  Chiropractic care is helpful in supporting your weight training goals.  At Rittenhouse Square Chiropractic, we are committed to serving our clients physical and athletic training efforts.  Call today to schedule a free screening with one of our professional, caring staff members.  We are committed to helping you succeed on your weight lifting journey.

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