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Pro Athletes Reduce Injuries with Chiropractic Care | Akridge & Akridge

Pro football players rely on chiropractic care.

“After a typical Sunday game, massage therapists and a chiropractor are available for players on Monday and then again Friday. The recovery room is always open and sometimes is the location of meetings to help a player relax and not hunch over a desk while watching film.”

prevent sports injuries at Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic's Elkhorn office

Click here to learn more about how the Washington Redskins incorporate chiropractic care to reduce injuries.

Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic offers many of the same treatments and therapies that have helped the Redskins reduce their injuries.

Whether you need treatment for an existing injury or want to take a more proactive approach to prevent problems, chiropractic care can help.

Give our Elkhorn office a call for the same treatment that the professionals rely on! 

Muscular training helps prevent ligament tears

Prevent ligament teasA reminder for National Physical Education and Sports Week, May 1-7 : To keep your kids safe from sports injuries, especially ligament tears, make sure that a neuromuscular training program is part of their overall training and practice program.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the program because doctors say these injuries are becoming more common in young athletes – especially girls.

The AAP issued a report that detailed the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, and gives information to medical professionals on how to diagnose and treat them.

Youths playing football, soccer, basketball and gymnastics can tear an ACL when they land wrong on their leg, stop quickly, collide with another player or quickly change direction. Girls are at a higher risk because growth during puberty puts additional force on knee joins. Boys gain muscular coordination and strength during this time, but girls usually do not.

Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic can give your athletes stretches and other warm-up advice to keep them healthy while playing. We can help treat sports injuries, too. Give us a call at 402-884-4774 to set up an appointment.



Olympian Tomasevicz endorses chiropractic care

Curt TomaseviczSome know Curt Tomasevicz from his days as a Nebraska Cornhusker running back and linebacker. More recently, sports fans around the world know him for his participation on the bronze medal-winning 2014 U.S. Olympic bobsled team.

Chiropractors in the state also know Tomasevicz in his role as a spokesman for the Nebraska Chiropractic Association. Tomasevicz mentions chiropractic care when talking about training for football and the Olympics. In a March 6 interview with Huskers Sports Network,  Tomasevicz talked about how chiropractic care helped his entire bobsledding team.

“Our sport is very violent,” he said. “It’s really hard on the body. Chiropractic care has been a great asset for me as well as my teammates. ¬†. . .¬†That’s how we can make a career (in bobsledding) last 10 years. That’s kind of rare.”

Tomasevicz’ belief in chiropractic care began before the Olympics, though. When he decided in 2004 to train with the U.S. bobsled team, his hometown of Shelby, Neb. raised $26,000 to support him. A chiropractor and physical therapist also contributed their services.

Curt Tomasevicz celebrates with the 2014 Olympics bobsledding team from the U.S.
Curt Tomasevicz, right, celebrates with the 2014 Olympics bobsledding team from the U.S.

Now that the Olympics are over, Tomasevicz said he’s trying to decide which way to turn next. He’d like to find a career that uses his degree in engineering, but he’d also like to use his sports knowledge as well.

“I can’t imagine a better feeling than the feeling we had with my teammates just a couple weeks ago,” he said in the interview. “That was pretty epic, coming away with the bronze medal in that type of race.

To listen to the interview, go to the audio archive page. Scroll down to the March 6 Sports Nightly program. Click on the icon on the right to download the audio file. The interview starts at about 1:20:00. You will need Windows Media Player to listen to it.