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Chiropractic for yogis and athletes


Coordination, performance improvement, regeneration, deep relaxation, re-entry, training, competition....


On the yoga mat, in recreational sports and especially in competitive sports, the body is often pushed to its limits. Intensive training and mental pressure before and during competitions place considerable demands on both the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. However, an intact nervous system is a prerequisite for the high motor and coordination performance in sports. The prerequisite for this is free mobility of the spine.


Relationship between nervous system and athletic performance


At every moment, our body takes in information from the environment via the sensory organs and sends it to the brain via the nervous system. The brain then puts together an image that corresponds to the reality perceived by the individual, e.g. the current posture of the body. The brain makes appropriate decisions on the basis of this information - for example, if a change is necessary, it sends commands to the motor system: "Move!" This process is called sensorimotor integration.


What happens in the case of a subluxation, i.e. a situation in which the brain has lost its optimal function (nerve dysfunction) and which leads to a misalignment and fixation of a vertebra or the pelvis? Of course, information about this condition is also sent to the brain and taken into account when constructing its own reality. However, in the long term it often acts as a disturbance and changes the way in which all sensory information is processed. A subluxation can therefore manifest itself on several levels: as a biomechanical deficit due to the reduced mobility of the spine or a misalignment in the pelvis and as a disturbance of the highest control authority, the brain. Over time, the brain adapts to this condition so that self-perception can be permanently disturbed. As a result, the brain sometimes constructs "false images" - of one's own position in space, of necessary adjustments, etc. - which are then stored in the central nervous system. This can make correct control and regulation of posture just as difficult as the targeted execution of an exact movement.


This makes it clear that impaired self-perception, for example due to a subluxation, can affect both automated movement patterns and spontaneous actions. In sports, this usually leads to significantly reduced performance: throwing in handball becomes imprecise, the ball is not hit optimally in tennis, reduced core stabilization when running leads to a loss of performance, etc.


That is why we consider regular chiropractic care to be very important for people who are active in sports. Athletes also benefit from the goals of American chiropractic: to resolve disorders in the nervous system, thereby optimizing sensorimotor integration and thus achieving better self-perception. This should enable the organism to achieve its full potential. To express it in sports goals: maintaining or even increasing performance, improved responsiveness and a shorter recovery time.


The treatment is billed according to the fee schedule for alternative practitioners (GebüH), which means that the costs are generally reimbursable by any health insurance company, whether public or private. If in doubt, simply ask your insurance company.

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