Superbowl Sunday

Just about everybody is getting ready for the big game this Sunday, and even if you aren’t a big sports or football fan you’re probably going to be watching Superbowl 48. This years match seems like it might be a little intense and is between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. For those of you who might not be in the know, the game is going to be on Sunday Feb 2nd at 3:30 PST. Unless you live in a bubble it might be pretty hard to miss.

At first I thought this game was going to be all about Peyton Manning dominating with offense and might not be too fun to watch. After all, he set some all time passing records this year and the Bronco’s are the league’s number one offense. Then I learned that the Seahawk’s were the number one defense, and after reading a bit more it seems like we all might be in for a pretty good matchup.

Add to this fact that the game is going to be played outdoors in New Jersey where it has been extremely cold this year. Weather like that means anything can happen and leaves room for mistakes on both sides of the field. I don’ think they are predicting any snow or nasty weather just yet, but it is definitely going to be cold.

Another thing I wanted to mention about this year’s game is how every year things get more and more commercialized. I realize that the NFL has to make a buck and everything but what about the local business owners and shops around the NY and NJ area. There was an article in the New York Times that touched on this and frankly it was a little disappointing to read. Seems like there should be plenty to go around and is a shame how some local businesses fell left out. In a way it reminds me of the Olympics over the past years and how some cities end up spending more money than they actually take in when hosting a high profile event like this.

I’ll wrap things up here and long story short, regardless of who is playing I am looking forward to the game this weekend. Predictions here are a 100% chance of the BBQ grill getting fired up and some good times. And if the game turns out to be not so exciting, you can bet there might be some pretty decent million dollar commercials that come around:)

And speaking of Superbowl Commercials. I guess YouTube has done a thing called Ad Blitz this year and released a few superbowl commercial teasers early this year. Here’s one below and check out the You Tube Ad Blitz site for more

Sports Chiropractors

Athletes and active individuals generally look for chiropractors that have a more specific focus. Doctors that work on athletes typically are familiar with some of the more common sports injuries that occur and how to treat them (more below). If you are an active individual or play sports, chances are you will experience pain at some point. This could be from something unavoidable or just a part of the game if it is contact sports. Getting your self checked out by a proper sports chiropractor not only speeds up healing, but can avoid a more serious sports injury.

Sports Medicine at Maximum Health Chiropractic

This is commonly used to refer to medicine that deals with physical fitness. Injuries that relate to sports and exercise are treated and steps are taken to prevent future or related injuries. Some of the better sports chiropractors in Atascadero, CA are the ones that were athletes themselves – like Dr. Andy Huyck at Maximum Health Chiropractic. Before earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Andy was both a physical education major and taught wrestling at Santa Ynez High School. He also started the Athletic Training Program at Atascadero High School where he is still actively involved in Greyhounds Football.

Common Sports Medicine Injuries

  • Ankle Sprains – Most common ankle injury involving tearing and/or stretching of the ligaments around the ankle
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) – Can tear when someone changes direction quickly, twists or abruptly slows down etc.
  • Muscle Stiffness – Common to all athletes and can sometimes be delayed 24-48 hours after some intense ecercise
  • Knee pain – A variety of reasons can cause this and it is extremely common. Be sure to get a proper diagnosis
  • Shin Splints – Will feel like pain right on the shin or front lower leg area.
  • Sprains or fractures – The degree of pain will vary depending on the seriousness of the injury.

Sports Medicine Treatment

Common sense is the best advice when it comes to treating or diagnosing a sports related injury. When your body is in pain, it is a good idea to see a doctor, chiropractor or sports medicine professional. If you are on the Central Coast or near Atascadero, consider a visit to Maximum Health Chiropractic. All treatment is done on an individual level and Dr. Andy takes great care to treat each patient differently. Call our Atascadero office today at 805.466.0807 or send us an email to make an appointment

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