Fitness & Chiropractic Care

by Dr. Michael Fitchett

Extensive research proves that chiropractic care makes dramatic improvements in agility, power, and speed — and it promotes a significant increase in reaction time. Chiropractic is widely utilized by top players in all sports, from golf to football. Chiropractors have a longstanding history of treating musculoskeletal sports injuries.   As a matter of fact, when the San Francisco 49ers won the 1990 Super Bowl, 75% of the players received chiropractic care that day.

This easily translates to the millions of people who regularly exercise. Workouts are much more effective when the spine is aligned.  Spinal alignment not only improves coordination, power, and balance, but it also relieves unnecessary stress on the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.  Proper alignment reduces workout-related injuries and helps ensure proper healing of minor sprains and strains.

People typically begin chiropractic care for three primary reasons:

  1. No major issues but want to enhance performance and help prevent injuries.
  2. Nuisance pain that keeps recurring and will not go away. It interferes with your workouts or causes discomfort after exercise. This is actually a huge warning sign and if ignored progresses to reason 3.
  3. Injury! Chiropractic works to help fix the body post-injury to ensure proper biomechanics, speed up healing, and ensure it does not become a chronic problem.
Injury is one of the three primary reasons people seek chiropractic care.

Every single NFL team and most of the MLB teams have a Doctor of Chiropractic on staff to treat their athletes.  Sports, athletics, and working out causes jarring and misaligns your spine and the structures around it. Chiropractic is the perfect fit for people who are interested in staying in shape or playing sports, regardless of age or level of participation.

Clearly, these guys knew what they were talking about:

Joe Montana: “I only wish I had tried chiropractic care a few years ago when I first started having pain, and maybe this surgery would never have happened.”

Tom Brady: “I owe my longevity in the NFL to good nutrition, exercising, and chiropractic care.

You don’t have to wait until you are injured to visit a chiropractor.  It’s never too early to start!

Dr. Mike Fitchett of Fitchett Chiropractic Centers graduated from chiropractic school in 1989 and immediately opened his first office in Kennett Square, PA. Dr. Jenna Fitchett Ennis joined her father in practice in 2006 after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic. In 2008 they opened their second location in West Grove. Over the past 25+ years, Dr. Mike and Dr. Jenna have helped thousands of Southern Chester County residents get out of pain and move forward towards a happier, healthier lifestyle.


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