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Posted on 02-25-2014

Over the last ten years there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of teenage athletes that I have been treating. I believe there are two big reasons for this surge in our young athletes. First of all, the parents now look to their chiropractor first for the treatment of their musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractic is now the leading form of complementary healthcare and is certainly the treatment of choice.  Now that these adults have implemented chiropractic to manage their problems, they have started to bring in their children when necessary.

Sports is now more competitive which means it has become more physically demanding. As the young athletes look to play on a more competitive level, through middle school into high school, there are much more physical demands on their bodies. In order for these young athletes to stay in the game they are playing and training all year round. If not then somebody else takes their spot or playing time. As a result, I am seeing much more sprains, strains and repetitive type of injuries. Just like their adult counterparts, the athlete's response to treatment is typically excellent. If you have any questions about your teenage athlete, never hesitate to call. 

Your Chiropractor,

Dr. Rick  

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