Physical Performance

Physical Performance Impact St. Louis, MO

Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), which is the primary technique employed by Dr. Longo and Spine & Disc Specialists,  is a specialized form of chiropractic care that is designed to move spinal alignment and posture towards an ideal, thus improving physical performance in all of the areas impacted negatively by spinal problems, such as those listed above. To learn in more clinical detail about both the impact spinal problems have on performance and the ways in which we can help, visit the published research section of this website.

If you are looking to improve your performance, whether it be for sports or just to enjoy a more active lifestyle, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our clinic.

Impact On Physical Performance

Spine injuries, poor spinal alignment, and postural shifts can have a significant impact on physical performance. The spine is a key component of the body’s neuro-musculoskeletal system and plays an important role in movement, balance, and overall physical function.

When the spine is injured or misaligned, it can lead to a range of issues that can impact physical performance, including:

Reduced range of motion: Spine injuries and poor alignment can limit the range of motion in the spine and other parts of the body, making it more difficult to move and perform certain activities.

Reduced strength and power: The spine is essential for providing stability and neurologic proprioception (communication to the brain) during physical activity. When the spine is injured or misaligned, it can reduce the body’s overall strength and power.

Decreased balance and coordination: The spine is also critical for maintaining balance and coordination during physical activity. When the spine is injured or misaligned, such as with forward head posture, it can make it more difficult to maintain proper balance and coordination.  

Reduced energy, endurance, and lung function:  Improper alignment and postures keep muscles under constant tension, which uses much more energy than a balanced posture.  In turn, the excessive use of energy used with poor posture results in less available energy for exercise and daily living.  This often results in fatigue.  Beyond energy consumption, certain alignment and postural issues, especially those of the mid-spine (thoracic spine) have been proven to reduce lung function and result in reduced ability to perform endurance exercises.

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