Professional athletes are constantly reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Competitors train rigorously and take their diets to a new level every day. Yet despite the conscientious care and precautions that athletes follow, most experience musculoskeletal injuries at one time or another.
Chiropractic Physicians and Sports Injuries
Chiropractic physicians are to athletes as cardiologists are to those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game icing their injuries and taking pain medication. This is because medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treat each injury individually. Meanwhile, chiropractic treatment offers a balanced, holistic approach, by using spinal adjustments and physical therapy techniques to help the patient’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments return to their normal function.
Chiropractic care meticulously tends to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Additionally, chiropractic care ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working harmoniously in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes recognize tremendous value in chiropractic care because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimum level of achievement without breaking yourself.
From having been a ringside amateur boxing physician to having been a basketball game and tournament physician, football and wrestling tournament team physician for Calumet High School, to having been a consultant physician for Lake Central and Griffith High Schools' basketball teams in Northwest Indiana to having been a substitute team physician to Nazareth Academy and St. Joseph High Schools' football teams in suburban Chicagoland, to having been the Indiana team physician for the 1988 McDonald's Chicagoland-Northern Indiana All Star Basketball Classic, Dr. Roumpakis has extensive experience and expertise in treating all types of sports injuries. Dr. Roumpakis presently serves as examining physician for many Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Pop Warner and United Youth Football Leagues.