The physical demand for water polo is extremely high. Water polo players are expected to spend nearly 1 hour and 15 minutes in a pool whilst covering distances of over 4 kilometers. The level of physical contact is also high, both above and below the water. The player have to shoot and pass the ball without the benefit of having ground to stand on, all of the force must be generated by the upper body.
Many water polo players claim that chiropractors and chiropractic care helps them to perform at their peak. They like to receive chiropractic adjustments daily to ensure that their body can recover from the physical pounding it takes in games.
Chiropractic Care Helps The US Olympic Water Polo Team
The US Olympic Water Polo Team requires the help of chiropractic care to stay at their best. They believe that chiropractic care is going to be of growing importance in the Olympic world and that it is needed to stay one step ahead of the rest.
One of the most common injuries that a water polo player suffers with is upper body injuries, such as rotator cuff injuries and other forms of shoulder pain. Chiropractic care has helped the tea to recover from such injuries as quickly as possible. Among the relief for their shoulder pain the players found that their necks and back were feeling better too and this gave them the confidence to play better.
Dr. Schroeder, Coach of the US Olympic Water Polo Team, Uses Chiropractic Care As His Primary Care
Dr. Schroeder comes from a long line of chiropractors, his father and his grandfather were both chiropractors and he is following in their footsteps. He says, “I watched my father and grandfather as I was growing up and saw the benefits of what they were doing for their patients. Chiropractic care has always been my primary care and I have never taken an aspirin or a shot. I believe that the body will take care of itself if you let it.”
There are many athletes that use chiropractic care around the world and the numbers are ever increasing. Chiropractic care can help your body to heal naturally and maintain a healthier way of life. Along with a healthy diet and regular chiropractic adjustments you too can reach your optimum health. Visit your chiropractor and see how they can help you!
For Your Health,
Dr. Joseph Gambardella, Dr. Todd Brown and Dr. Benjamin Erb