Shelton Sports and Spine
What athlete wouldn't want to be able to jump a little higher to get that competitive edge? Would you ever consider going to your Chiropractor if it meant you might be able to increase your vertical jump with an adjustment? It's true! The effect of a chiropractic high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation in those who suffer from ankle joint dysfunction over a 3 week period had statistically significant improvement in vertical jump height.
There were no adverse effects in this study, as chiropractic manipulation is non-invasive nor uses pharmacologic intervention to achieve these results. Your feet have an important stability function. If the foundation that you stand on is dysfunctional, these stresses will be transmitted to other parts of your body with discomfort and pain being felt in your ankles, knees and lower back.
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J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2014 Feb;37(2):116-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.11.004. Epub 2014 Jan 2.
Effect of chiropractic manipulation on vertical jump height in young female athletes with talocrural joint dysfunction: a single-blind randomized clinical pilot trial.
Hedlund S1, Nilsson H1, Lenz M1, Sundberg T2.