A Matter of Milliseconds: Improving Reaction Times for Athletes

Why better reaction time is important

Being able to react quickly is an essential part of human existence. The reaction time of muscles is important for anyone interested in preventing injury, moving efficiently and staying healthy. Rapid reaction time helps us protect our bodies in split-second decisions throughout the day and this becomes all the more important for athletes where margins are in milliseconds and muscles are under duress. 

Chiropractic for improving reaction times

Reaction time is defined as the length of time taken for a person or system to respond to a given stimulus. For athletes, reaction times, measured in milliseconds, can mean the difference between first and fifth, a basket and a brick, a goal or a missed opportunity. A primary goal at our office in Hackensack is to help athletes optimize the coordination and function of their neuromusculoskeletal systems to ensure that they are one step ahead of the competition. Using chiropractic applications such as spinal adjustment, mobilization, trigger point therapy and massage, we reset and regulate nerve function at the point where the nerves attach to muscles, helping to minimize response time to a given stimulus. 

Chiropractic is an indelible aid for athletes

Whether you are an athlete looking to gain a competitive advantage or for anyone looking to improve their health by increasing reaction times, it is worth seeking improvement in a natural manner. If you are interested in finding out more about how chiropractic’s natural modalities can help your athletic performance, give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today. 

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