Children, especially those involved in sports activities, need special attention. A primary cause of injury in young athletes is lack of pre-conditioning for the sport in which they are involved. This is especially true of young women. Because of body alignment, center of gravity, and musculature differences from boys, girls’ joints are prone to injury, especially as they mature.
Preventing injury is one area in which Dr. McManus specializes. As an athlete herself, Dr. McManus has first-hand experience in the value of pre-conditioning, a regular program of strengthening exercises, and routine chiropractic care in preventing injury.
Children in these sports benefit from routine chiropractic care to prevent injury:
- Track and Field
All of the same techniques effective in adults are effective in children. Dr. McManus will modify the techniques as appropriate to take into consideration the special characteristics of young muscles, joints, and nerves.
Nutrition Care for Children
Adding a healthful nutrition program will enhance a child’s or adolescent’s athletic performance. Children and adolescents have specific nutritional needs to sustain optimal growth and development. Dr. McManus will evaluate your child’s current eating habits and develop a healthful nutrition plan for your child.