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If you’re new to the world of chiropractic care, chances are you aren’t aware of how versatile and wide-ranging the benefits from these services can be. Some people think chiropractors are only here for things like auto accident neck pain or whiplash, and while it’s absolutely true that chiropractors assist many clients in these and similar areas, the scope of their work can also extend much further for many clients.

At Foundation Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer a huge range of chiropractic and related care services, including everything from auto accident and whiplash care to things like postural analysis, fitness evaluations and more. On2e particular group of people who may benefit in several ways from chiropractic care: Anyone who runs regularly, whether for exercise, personal enjoyment or even some kind of professional pursuit. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over why the realm of chiropractic care can be so valuable to runners of all types.

Helping With Recovery

Over the course of even a short run, your feet will strike the ground an average of 1,000 times. That’s a lot of wear and tear on your legs, knees, hips and back, which is why recovering properly from runs is so important – and part of that recovery process can sometimes involve professional chiropractic care.

For instance, if you suffer from regular exercise-related pain in your feet, legs or elsewhere, our team may be able to help. We’ll conduct a thorough examination of your situation, ask about your running habits and any other relevant factors, and put together a care plan designed to help address the issue at its source. This can often involve targeted adjustments, exercises, stretches and other forms of care, depending on your individual needs.

Increasing Motion Range and Improving Form

While you may not think range of motion is important if you’re a runner, in reality it’s crucial – even small declines in motion range can have a surprisingly significant impact on your running form, and that can lead to a whole host of other issues over time. As part of our care, we may be able to help you improve your motion range through things like targeted adjustments, exercises and more, allowing you to enjoy better form that leads to fewer issues when you run.

Multiple Bodily Areas

While chiropractors definitely give the back and spine plenty of attention, it’s a misconception that they only focus on those areas. In reality, chiropractic care can have an impact on the whole body, and that’s especially true for runners.

For instance, if you’ve been dealing with regular pain in your hips, knees or ankles, our team may be able to help. We’ll take a comprehensive approach to your care, evaluating all relevant areas of your body and lifestyle to help get to the root cause of your issues. Once we have a better understanding of what’s going on, we’ll put together a care plan designed to help improve things in all the affected areas.

These are just a few examples of how regular chiropractic care can be beneficial for runners. In part two of our series, we’ll go over a few more.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our chiropractic care or related services, speak to the team at Foundation Chiropractic today.