Athletes are athletes – whether a little league player or a professional baseball player. Take a look – tons of athletes are using chiropractic to keep them at their best. Nowadays you’d be very hard pressed to find any professional sports team without a chiropractor on staff.
The common denominator to everyone is the nerve system and since the nerve system is that master system controlling and coordinating all of our activities, emotions and ultimately our performance, it’s really important to have a healthy nerve system. Take this for example. An exceptional performance, a beautiful performance is when it is being played by an orchestra of a hundred and twenty people all playing together. When everyone is doing their right thing at the right time, it sounds absolutely beautiful. It’s no different for your body. It’s no different because your body is like seventy trillion cells and the conductor of that orchestra happens to be your brain.
Now, let’s say the tuba player can’t see the conductor when he queues him to come in. He’s going to come in at an off time and it’s going to ruin everything. There is no coordination in that. Everyone needs to be able to see the conductor so they can do their part on time and it can be one great coordinated effort. Now that can be relevant to the body. Every muscle cell needs to get the signals from the brain and send the information back to the brain about what is going on. So it should be this great coordinated effort and that is what will improve performance.
It is really important that athletes stay functioning at a higher level and have full power and get all the instructions to every single cell to accomplish every task. It doesn’t really matter what someone is doing – juggling, throwing for the touchdown, hitting a baseball out of the park, scoring a soccer goal from the midfield line. Whatever it might be, the common denominator is the highest level of function in the nerve system and not having interference to that process.
Chiropractic is simple. It is based on very simple principles and it doesn’t have to be too complex. The better the intracellular communication in your nerve system, the better function you are going to get out of that body and that is what will enhance performance and allow you to be your best. It is that mind – body connection that makes it all go.
Dr. Gregg D. Rubinstein, D.C., is a midtown Manhattan chiropractor with over 20 years of experience providing customized chiropractic treatment services to a wide range of clients in the Midtown Manhattan/West New York City area. Dr. Gregg Rubinstein and 57th Street Chiropractic can be reached at (917) 534-6484 and is located at 119 West 57th St. in New York, NY.