On January 28 – 29, over 120 athletes from the mid-Atlantic region came to Charlottesville to throw down some heavy competition in the form of Crossfit workouts.
As an official sponsor of the event Spinal Health & Wellness brought Chiropractor Dr. Dolly Garnecki and her team offered athletes samples of the super-nutritious and paleo-friendly Superfood Solution.
After doing workouts such as pull-ups with a medicine ball between the knees, overhead squats with heavy weight, rowing machine for time, dead lifts, jump rope double-unders, and more, many of the athletes were sore and achy in their lower backs, hamstrings, and quadriceps (front of the thighs).
To assist with recovery in between event rounds, many athletes sought out a competitive “edge.” Using soft tissue techniques such as guasha therapy and active release technique to help flush out lactic acid and increase flexibility and range of motion, Dr. Garnecki and her team were able to help several athletes who stopped by for complimentary treatment. Additionally, Dr. Garnecki provided mid to low back chiropractic adjustments, as needed.
Some athletes provided their own kinesiotape while Dr. Garnecki applied it to specific areas to assist with neuromuscular re-education and joint stability.
Chiropractic care for wellness and post-workout recovery is one of the best kept secrets in the gym.
Do you know of an athlete who could benefit from chiropractic care? Contact Spinal Health & Wellness to schedule an appointment or to discuss options of working with Dr. Garnecki at an upcoming sporting event.