Surfers seeked increased performance through chiropractic care at the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing in Manly (8-16th February 2014).
Helping surfers get their body into shape and moving at their peak, Chiropractor Dr. Andrew Burgess has noticed a shift in requests from surfers to work on improving their performance rather than focusing on specific musculoskeletal injuries.
“Surfers see huge benefit in having chiropractic work during the competition to increase their performance at these events.”
“This includes improved flexibility, alignment, muscle control, strength, balance and their mental state of health,” Dr. Burgess (Chiro) said.
Bondi Junction based Dr. Burgess works for Surfing NSW and has travelled across the world in 2013 visiting Pro Junior, World Qualifying Series (WQS) and World Championship Tour (WCT) events held by the Australian Surfing Professionals (ASP) speaking with other practitioners, surf coaches, managers and athletes about their health and performance.
“It’s goof to see that Chiropractic has a global foot print on surfing all around the world and even better at the forefront of the WCT, WQS and Pro Junior circuits,” Dr. Burgess says.
“It is great seeing surfers who haven’t been to a chiropractor before, showing them how chiropractic works and seeing their results in the water,” he says
Working for ten yeas at Hawaii’s largest surfing competition, the Triple Crown of Surfing, Chiropractor Dr. Gregory Hungerford (Chiro) also agreed about the shift to athletic performance with chiropractic treatment.
“Ten years ago I did more injury treatments and now I do more “tune ups” or performance enhancing treatments,” Dr. Gregory Hungerford says.
Having a holistic approach, chiropractic aims to improve function of the whole body.
Australian Open 2012 Pro Junior and Open Men’s winner Matt Banting said, “It was the best and most aligned my body has ever felt for a competition!”
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