How Chiropractic Care for Athletes Can Help You ‘Stay in the Game’

At Willoughby Family Chiropractic Clinic, we are proud to offer a variety of specialized whole-body care services. Chiropractic Care for Athletes is one such sought out service – and for good reason. There are endless benefits to managing your health through chiropractic treatments, as is the first-hand experience of myself – Dr. Mitch Spooner, once a patient now a practitioner…

“I grew up playing a large variety of different sports, until I decided to focus on hockey. I then  spent four years playing in the Western Hockey League for the Vancouver Giants, Regina Pats, and Seattle Thunderbirds. Throughout my sports career I regularly went to a sports chiropractor for maintenance care. It wasn’t until I started suffering from a series of concussions, that I became more aware of the benefits that chiropractic care can provide. This sparked my interest to work in the healthcare field where I could provide individualized care, and treat the cause of the problem, rather than just the symptom itself. As such, I have a keen interest in sports injuries, nutrition, rehabilitation therapy, and wellness care for patients in all walks of life.”

How Chiropractic Care for Athletes Can Help You ‘Stay in the Game’

So, what are some of the benefits I discovered throughout my athletic career, that chiropractic care could provide? Here are just a few…

Preventing Injuries

An injured athlete is a devastating reality for most, as it can takes them out of the game indefinitely. A chiropractor can assess your musculoskeletal system to identify any imbalances, misalignments, or areas of weakness that could potentially lead to injuries, helping to prevent or reduce your risk.

Optimizing Performance

Through optimizing an athletes joint mobility and function, it allows for a more effect player. It can increase range of motion, agility and flexibility overall.

Mitigating Pain & Instigating Recovery

Intense physical exertion can come at the cost of physical pain. Masking that pain through medication can lead to worsening injuries as a body becomes unaware of its stressors and limitations. Through manual adjustments, mobilizations, soft tissue therapies, and rehabilitation exercises, chiropractors can help athletes recover from injuries, reduce pain, and regain functionality.

As a team of healthcare professionals – including chiropractic care for athletes and massage therapy professionals, we take a whole-body approach to our patients health. We offer the first-hand knowledge and expertise to provide targeted care for athletes, aiming to provide the best possible outcome and longevity in your sport of choice!

Curious to know more? Visit us at #130 8700 – 200th Street in Langley, or feel free to call with any questions you might have at604 371 3939


Dr. Mitch Spooner