Chiropractic Effects on Athletic Ability
 
   

Chiropractic Effects on Athletic Ability

This section was compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM: Chiropractic: The J Chiro Res and Clin Invest 1991;   6 (4):   8487

Lauro, Anthony; Mouch, B


The aims of this study were to take a group of athletes, measure each athlete's athletic ability through a series of quantitative tests, and place half the athletes on a specific individualized program of chiropractic care for twelve weeks. The objective in choosing the particular tests was to measure aspects of athletic ability that would be minimally affected by cardiovascular and strength training. All athletes were re-evaluated through the same ability tests after six weeks and the treatment group was evaluated again after twelve weeks. Reaction time was measured before the season began and at six weeks. In the control group, the improvement in reaction time at the six-week check-up was less than 1 percent. On the other hand, the experimental group's reaction time was 18 percent faster.



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