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Sports Medicine for High School Students

Sports Medicine for High School Students


Why Your School Athlete Needs Our Chiropractor

high school football playersAs high schools around the U.S. prepare to open their doors for another exciting semester, many teenagers are looking forward to participating in football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and various other sporting events. But leaping right into sports without a medical seal of approval can prove dangerous or even, in some cases, tragic. Fortunately, you can schedule sports physicals for your Westminster or Broomfield student athletes with our chiropractor at Lifetime Health and Wellness!

Sports physicals are essential for detecting or monitoring a wide range of health conditions that might prove harmful or even fatal in the course of athletic exertion. We evaluate a student athlete's vital signs, heart and lung action, vision, ears, height, weight, and other basic physical functioning. As you might expect from a chiropractic office, we also check posture, spinal alignment, range of motion, strength, and joint health. Even a small misalignment can make an athlete more vulnerable to a major sports injury. Bumps and jolts from previous seasons may have created musculoskeletal or neurological issues that we need to correct.

A Healthy Start for Westminster and Broomfield Students

School athletes are not the only Westminster and Broomfield students who can benefit from a visit to Lifetime Health and Wellness. Everyday school life poses its own threats to spinal health, especially when kids have to lug heavy, book-laden backpacks around five days a week. Since adolescence is a time of rapid physical growth and development, spinal alignment problems need to be diagnosed and addressed as early as possible, especially conditions such as scoliosis (an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine) that require prompt corrective treatment.

Our chiropractor can perform annual spinal screenings to make sure your high schooler is in good shape for the coming semester -- and if problems are present, chiropractic adjustment and other safe, natural treatments can help. Contact our clinic to schedule a sports physical and/or spinal screening today!

What sports do your children participate in? Have they ever experienced a sports injury?

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