Why visiting a Chiropractor can help the Martial Artist

Martial arts are intensive sports that demand a lot of your body. It’s no surprise that many who play the sport turn to chiropractors to get some help and assistance: both with injuries and improving their skills.


Martial arts training places a lot of strain on the body, and it is common to feel very sore afterwards.

Failing to seek professional treatment when the body is stiff and sore can cause the body to tire and wear out, this is when injury can occur. Muscles can be pulled, discs can be injured, shoulders can be strained. These injuries become especially common when martial artists overtrain without looking after themselves.

This is where the chiropractor can come in. A check-up lets your chiropractor relieve the stiffness and tension that builds up in your body during training. When the tension and pressure are removed, your actions will become more coordinated and flexible, which is what every martial artist should aim for.

Martial Arts Injuries


Martial art training is rigorous and repetitive, both of which often result in injuries. Chiropractor sessions can help with these by relieving built-up pressure, strengthening your muscles, and correcting any joints that require it. This attention and care will shorten your recovery time and ensure that everything heals properly.

Coping with Injuries

If your injury is chronic or long-term, chiropractors can also offer you advice on how to modify your activity so that you can still train, but without placing more pressure on your injuries.

Avoiding Injuries

If we can take preventive measures to avoid injuries, we should. Visiting a chiropractor is a great step to take in doing so, and many martial artists do.

Chiropractors strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility, which makes it less likely that you will suffer an injury. However, they also give lifestyle advice on how to train so that your body is left energised instead of stiff.

Visiting a chiropractor is a really good idea. Regular check-ups mean that any issues will be discovered and treated immediately, which means they won’t be left to worsen. It also means that stiffness and pressure won’t built up over time.

In Action

The best way to cement an idea is to see it in action. We at Northbridge Chiro are proud to support Champions Gym, who train martial artists amongst other incredible athletes.


Martial arts are a demanding yet worthwhile sport, and it is vital that you take good care of your body if you participate. This is why we urge you to make an appointment today. We can discuss your situation and needs, creating a plan to make sure that you’re taking the best possible care of your body.