Every athlete wants to perform to the best of his or her ability, but not all are taking the necessary actions to do so. This trend is not because athletes don’t want to perform better. It’s because they don’t know which steps to take to get there. Our team at Aligned Modern Health has the expert knowledge you need to take your athletic performance to the next level with our numerous professionally-staffed services.
Our goal is to create a personalized plan — based on your health, lifestyle and goals — to determine areas for improvement and address them. We’ll help you enhance your training through proper nutrition and health services — such as therapeutic massage, chiropractic care and acupuncture — so you can perform your best when it matters most. The following are five ways we can help you push your athletic abilities to new levels.
At Aligned Modern Health, we help our clients discover functional nutrition for athletic performance enhancement. Our approach includes managing any of your medical issues, addressing allergy needs, and balancing macro-and micro-nutrients to improve athletic performance. Through proper nutrition, you will see an improvement your energy levels, digestion, and sleep patterns, which will in turn improve your athletic performance.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to heal common post-performance aches and reduce the likelihood of potential injuries that athletes often face. In fact, it’s not uncommon for large sports organizations to have licensed acupuncturists on staff. This form of Chinese medicine, which has been practiced for more than 2,500 years, has been proven to increase athletes’ flexibility, reduce swelling and aid in managing pain. Acupuncture is a non-pharmaceutical form of treatment that allows athletes to heal and restore the body’s natural state of balance without undesirable side effects.
Chiropractic care is one of the most underrated ways to enhance athletic performance. Athletes, whether professional or amateur, endure difficult workouts and the many rigors associated with practices and games. This constant tension often leads to aches, pains and sometimes serious injury. Through the correction of spinal function and alignment, a chiropractor for athletic performance enhancement can maximize an athlete’s performance by working to prevent injury and improve recovery times.
A properly trained sports chiropractor, like those here at Aligned Modern Health, can fix asymmetries throughout the body, improving mobility and reducing flexibility issues. Chiropractic adjustments can also reduce muscle cramps, free areas of tension in the back and neck, and promote faster healing by reducing muscle spasms and inflammation.
Whether you’re experiencing back, shoulder, neck, hip, knee, ankle, wrist, foot, hand or elbow (tennis or golfer’s elbow) pain, a chiropractor can make a major difference in your athletic healing and enhancement.
A massage therapy session with a licensed massage therapist can provide numerous health benefits for athletes. We offer clinical and wellness massage therapies to relieve tension, soreness, stress and pain associated with traumatic injuries and overuse.
Therapeutic massage can have many health benefits for athletes, including increased range of motion, pain relief, improved balance, better sleep quality and more. At Aligned Modern Health, every massage you receive is tailored to your individual needs. As an avid athlete, regular sports massages should be a part of your athletic performance enhancement program.
Every sport and athletic activity comes with a risk of injury, but that risk shouldn’t prevent you from doing what you love. Our Aligned Modern Health physical rehabilitation doctors focus on stretching and strengthening muscles to restore mobility and balance. Our team will address your individual needs and create a comprehensive plan, which promotes overall balance and coordination, to get you back in the gym or on the field faster.
Our dedicated physical rehabilitation area allows us to provide in-office rehabilitation services, so our entire team is aware of your health and progress every step of the way.
We’ll educate you about the bad habits that may be causing your pain or injuries and prescribe a set of exercises that will hold your adjustment and minimize recovery time. Our doctors provide the coaching and home exercises you need to complete your therapy on a schedule that works for you.
Aligned Modern Health operates numerous locations in the Chicago area, making it easy to find facilities and appointment times that fit within your busy schedule. Fill out the brief form on our website, and we will respond to your request as quickly as possible.
We’re ready to help you take your athletic abilities to the next level.