From the Ballfield to the Classroom, Kids Benefit from Chiropractic
By David Pollack, D.C.
I’ve had the good fortune to work with hundreds of young athletes over the past 15 years, including top athletes from Division 1 colleges—some among the top three in the country—as well as Junior, Olympians eager to get back in the game. Helping the number-two D1 tennis player in the country get his serve back certainly rocks.
MPollack Wellness Directoryany of these young people were desperate, concerned about getting kicked from their team and losing their scholarships as a result of their injuries. Some were just not at their peak. All of them ended up improving their game beyond what they’d expected. The goal is peak human performance—not just the absence of pain.
Like professional athletes, many of these younger athletes continue a level of care past rehab. For top pros, chiropractic and its many specialties are an essential part of life—from rehab to injury prevention to peak performance.
These benefits can translate to non-athletes too. From the avid student hunched over their books to the selfie-focused TikTok fan, our kids are developing musculoskeletal issues we couldn’t have dreamed of 20 years ago.
Nevertheless, I often hear parents say, “I didn’t know chiropractic was OK for kids.”
It’s not only OK; it should be encouraged.
Even infants can benefit from chiropractic. I adjusted my son within minutes of him being born, as most chiropractors do, to help counter all the trauma and force involved in the birthing process. Not only do we see improved posture, less pain, and better athletic performance in children who have frequent adjustments, but these students have better academic focus and performance.