SPINAL HEALTH CHECKS
Free fitness spinal health checks at Soaring Health
As an athlete or fitness enthusiast, you probably dedicate considerable effort to preventing injury and optimising performance. You attend to your nutrition. You make sure your exercise form is correct. You carefully schedule recovery and rest to allow your body to heal. But what about your spine? At Soaring Health, we believe that regular spinal assessment is an integral part of maintaining optimal function, movement and performance for athletes at all levels, from gym-goers to running enthusiasts and sportspeople. Why? Spinal assessment can help fitness enthusiasts and athletes to prevent pain, injury and movement limitations and optimise performance. As part of our commitment to helping athletes to realise their potential (our renowned sports division was born from our successful work with elite Australian sports teams), we are proud to introduce the free spinal health checks program at our Thomastown and Craigieburn clinics.
How does the spine affect health and fitness?
When it comes to maintaining an optimal fitness or sports regimen, recovery and healing are key. What few athletes consider, however, is that a healthy spine is a crucial link in facilitating healing and optimal function and movement. Decreased spinal function can undermine the body’s own healing mechanisms, which can mean compromised recovery from injury and increased injury susceptibility. What’s more, as the critical link between your brain and the rest of your body, with effects on the entire central nervous system, a healthy spine can be a factor in various fitness elements from balance to coordination. On the flip side, such areas may be compromised (possibly without you knowing until you notice diminished performance or function) by gradual, invisible spine changes such as loss of correct balance and posture, which impairs nervous system function and can eventually present as pain, pressure or muscle spasms.
Prevention is better than cure
What does a spinal health assessment involve?
This comprehensive assessment measures:
- Orthopaedic assessment
- Range of motion and flexibility
- Tenderness in spinal bones, joints, muscles and other soft tissues
- Neurological testing
- Overall health and wellbeing, medical history and lifestyle factors
What to expect
Your spinal health check with a Soaring Health chiropractor will take about 30 minutes. While this is purely an assessment and no treatment will be provided, you will leave our clinic with a clear picture of your spinal health and how it relates to any symptoms or health conditions you may have, your fitness and exercise or sports capacities and performance and your overall wellbeing. Based on your assessment, your practitioner will provide clear, easy-to-understand information and insights that empower you to take control of your body and lifestyle for optimal health, wellbeing and fitness. If your assessment suggests that you may benefit from chiropractic treatment, you will also be equipped with a detailed recommendation and clear expectations about predicted progress and outcomes. We pride ourselves not only on exceptional treatment, but on a transparent, collaborative approach between practitioner and client. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Are you looking for ways to prevent injury time-outs and optimise recovery and performance? Schedule your free spinal health check now. Simply click the button below to book.