Athletic Performance Enhancement
Dr. Mulcahey has been involved in helping sports teams since becoming a chiropractor. She has volunteered as a sideline doctor for high school football teams and has helped the players when they were injured during the game.
The role of chiropractic in sports is three-fold:
- It speeds recovery from injury
- It enhances performance
- It helps prevent future problems
The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (APAM Sept. 2000) reports that high school sports programs really do contribute to a healthier outlook and lifestyle among teenagers. This study of over 14,000 teens found that those who participated in team sports were less likely to use drugs, smoke, have sex, carry weapons, or have poor eating habits. The report is an analysis of a 1997 survey of high school students by the CDC.
Chiropractic is not only beneficial to the student athlete, but you will find that many professional athletes have a chiropractor as well.
Dr. Mulcahey sees many amateur and weekend athletes in her office, and her experience with sports injuries allows her to teach patients how to prevent and manage injuries.