Defining Balance for Athletes

Balance keeps athletes on the winning side of those fine margins

Whether it be a personal record or the winning point in a team competition, balance is one of the elements that determines athletic success. That is why it surprises us that many athletes forego this opportunity: by choosing not to focus on maintaining and improving balance, you are letting go of a great method for boosting athletic performance. At our office in Ramsey, we focus on helping athletes improve their musculoskeletal balance through education, awareness, and natural modalities.

The two essential types of balance

Athletes should focus on improving static and dynamic balance. The first refers to balance when stationary, and relies heavily on the mechanics of good posture to keep your body in an upright position, with your weight evenly distributed. Dynamic balance refers to balance while in motion; for this type of balance we focus on locating your center of gravity, and helping you stabilize the transfer of forces that occurs during movement.

Improving balance with the help of Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center

Both types of balance have important implications for injury prevention and athletic performance. As we said above, we start with education and awareness: helping you find your center of gravity, working on the mechanics of posture and movement. We use chiropractic modalities such as spinal adjustment to restore spinal alignment, improve spinal joint mobility and resolve muscular imbalances that are pulling you out of alignment and out of balance. This is an effective way to go about improving athletic performance- if you are interested in finding out more, give our office in Ramsey a call to schedule an appointment today.

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