Understanding Crossfit & Chiropractic
As a CrossFit athlete himself, Dr. Mirante understands what the body goes through on a day in, and day out basis. This has helped him help a tremendous number of athletes not only return to the sport faster but maintain high levels of performance. Whether your goal is to hit a PR or to maintain high function we can help.
The CrossFit population seems to be willing to eat like a saint, train like an animal, and make lots of sacrifices for the sake of performance. When it comes to treatment and maintenance, however, it seems to take the extremes of a catastrophic injury to get a cross-fitter to see a chiropractor.
CrossFit is the Sport of Fitness
It is built and programmed around variability, functional movements, and intensity. CrossFit trains the body to function optimally as a unit and efficiency is king. This means the nervous system must be performing flawlessly so the muscles respond properly. Your body is a complex integrated system of beauty that instinctively repairs or adapts itself. When one area of your body becomes injured or shuts down, everything in your body compensates for that injury, remember, “the ankle bone is connected to the knee bone”. Not to mention, these breakdowns make the body less efficient.
The complex movements of Crossfit, such as the overhead squat, deadlift, cleans, and so on, require a high level of fine tuning, and a body that is weak in one area eventually manifests itself in a form of an injury. Injuries such as low back pain, sciatica, SI Joint pain, numbness or tingling are all symptoms of an injury.
If you are looking to return to the box or want to stay in the box symptom-free, set up a consult with Dr. Mirante to see how he can help. We are serving Crossfit Athletes in Madison CT, Guilford CT, Branford, Clinton CT, Old Saybrook CT, and Westbrook CT.