Why Rowers Benefit from Chiropractic Care

With The Boat Race this weekend and the promise of warmer weather, we’re focusing on rowers. Are you a rower or do you fancy taking up rowing as a new hobby? How is your body feeling?  As a rower, is the repetitive action causing undue pain in your glutes or calves, your hips or lower back?

Our experience tells us that rowers need good core strength, cardiovascular endurance, good rotational mobility and strength in their wrists.

We know that regular strain and/or pain affects functionality, especially when a repetitive motion is required in training and competition. Postural issues can affect how efficiently the body works and sometimes pain and discomfort can be felt in the back, shoulders and into the upper and lower limbs which affect movements we take for granted like walking and running, sitting or even lying down, never mind a perpetual rowing motion. 

Overall performance can be resolved through Functional Analysis assessment, targeted chiropractic treatment and rehabilitation exercises.  Our main aim as chiropractors is to improve a patient’s health by targeting the cause of painful symptoms, focusing on the mobility of the spine and surrounding tissues.   

By testing a rower’s core strength and analysing functional movement in their knees, ankles, hips and associated muscle activity, we can identify any areas of weakness and then put a treatment plan together which optimises functionality and tackles pain caused by repetitive movements. Through a series of simple, gentle adjustments, massage and specific exercises for muscular and tendinous chains, we can help ease discomfort in joints and muscles, reduce the effects of reoccurring pain and improve physical health, overall functionality, and thus minimise the chance of injury and ultimately improve performance.

Here at Lymington Chiropractic Clinic we also give our patients access to a series of simple to follow exercise videos which they can follow at their own pace, in their own time and space.

Other Complementary Treatments include:

Don’t let your body hold you back, help yourself reach your full potential by booking an appointment with one of our chiropractors. You can even book a FREE 15-minute consultation for an initial chat, with no obligation. Simply call 01590 679560 or BOOK ONLINE.

Nagging aches and pains aren’t going to go away on their own. Our New Forest Chiropractors are here to get you back on your feet.

Book your free consultation today and take the first step on the road to recovery or check out our excellent deep tissue sports massage in The New Forest.