Manage Notifications Here’s Why Lacrosse Players Should Visit a Chiropractic Clinic

Most of us associate chiropractic care with back pain management, only. However, chiropractic is an extensive field of alternative care that offers benefits for everyone, regardless of age and fitness concerns. Sports chiropractic is a subspecialty of chiropractic care and is geared towards athletes. Given the typical injuries that lacrosse players suffer from, they should strongly consider chiropractic care. In this post, let’s discuss the benefits of visiting a chiropractor.Knowing MoreA chiropractor is known to specialize in varied forms of musculoskeletal injuries and pain management. Sports chiropractors tend to be more focused on sports-related injuries, and as you can probably guess from the term, a lacrosse chiropractor specializes in treating common injuries in this particular sport. If you are into lacrosse, you should consider chiropractic care, which is the ‘secret weapon’ of better performance according to many athletes.


The BenefitsLacrosse is a tough game that demands physical fitness and endurance. You need to be fit enough to take on the challenges on the field, and that is easier said than done. Since injuries are common and often unavoidable, you have to find ways to stay ahead. A lacrosse chiropractor knows the concerns of the players, and they can help with your particular performance issues. If you are prone to a certain kind of injury, the chiropractor will try to find the problem in your form and motion.What to Expect in The First Meeting?Some things to consider during your initial visit. First is establishing a concussion baseline as this is very important as a concussion or concussion like symptoms can affect your child’s ability to play or perform well in school. Studies have shown this as well as the likelihood of depression over time. Your chiropractor should be able to perform this testing which should include a cognitive, vestibular (balance) and physical exam portion as opposed to some baseline testing which only includes a cognitive portion (ie. ImPACT).Your chiropractor will want to know if you have any specific fitness concerns. They may want to ask a few questions about your form and current performance standards. Depending on your answers and a thorough and exam and diagnostics, they will decide on an appropriate treatment plan.


No matter whether you are a professional or an aspiring lacrosse player, chiropractic care will help. Injury prevention measures are always better than nursing and trying to recover from an injury – and with chiropractic care, you can prevent most of the common injuries that are endured in lacrosse. Of course, you need to find a good and reputable clinic in your area. Make an appointment, so that you can discuss your concerns accordingly. Check online now to find a clinic in your area, and make sure that the chiropractor has experience in treating lacrosse patients.

Fear This My Fellow Athlete

Competition is good, just as fear is good – if you will use it to your advantage rather than letting it use you. Fear can frazzle us to make mistakes, become uncertain, and anxious, but fear used to our advantage can propel us to greatness. It’s a double-edged sword. Since fear is internal, you own it, it’s yours to use as you will, if you ignore it, it might hurt you, if you use it, it can help you, give you the edge, especially in competition. How might I know this?

Well, I supposed any seasoned competitor in the human endeavor or athlete understands exactly what I am saying, but in case you need more examples to help you better understand this concept, by all means keep reading.

Recently, I read an interesting article online and watched a great video sponsored by Expert Sports Performance, the video was titled: “How Talented Athletes Deal with Fear,” by Loren Fogelman, a well-known sports psychologist.

In my view I believe that Fear is a wonderful thing, a huge driver of the human psyche, but Loren Fogelman reminds me of the truth that: “it motivates some and stops others dead in their tracks,” which is absolutely a fact.

Still, I believe that if FEAR stops someone from achieving or causes them to choke under pressure, then I would submit to you that:

1.) They don’t understand what fear is; and,
2.) They are not using FEAR as an adrenal shot for peak performance

Well, I say; too bad for them, if they are competing against me or my team. Fear can be a weakness if you let it, or high-octane when you need it, YOU decide which. “It’s all in your head” I always say. Anyway, that’s the way I see it. A great book to read is: “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!” published by in the 80s as a motivational type book.

As a competitive runner, I used to imagine footsteps behind me and ready to pass. Interestingly enough, I was a pretty good athlete so that didn’t happen much, but when it actually did happen it’s a sound you never forget. This imagination during competitive races propelled me to stay on pace or increase my speed opening up a large gap between me and the other runners. Sometimes when I am out training even today, I will listen to my feet hit the trail and pick up the sounds of the echo and amplify them in my brain to simulate those ever-feared footsteps, thus, propelling me to run faster and faster.