Low back pain is a common issue that can affect triathletes, as any athlete in general. The repetitive and high-impact nature of triathlon training and racing can put stress on the lower back, leading to discomfort and pain. It's a multi-sport that tests the physical and mental strength of athletes as they push themselves to complete all three activities (swimming, cycling, and running) in a single race.
Triathletes spend long periods of time in aero or forward-leaning positions on the bike, which can strain the lower back. Additionally, fatigue during the run segment can lead to altered running mechanics, putting additional stress on the lower back. Tightness or limited range of motion in the hips, hamstrings, and lower back can increase stress on the lumbar spine.
If you’re a triathlete and would come in the office for low back pain, we will get you through a bunch of range of motion testing, as well as a complete scan from head to toe to figure out where you’re moving effectively and where you have dysfunctions and limitations, we will also do a neuro screen to rule out the bad stuff out, the Mackenzie Evaluation, and muscle testing. With all the collated information, we will then get a solid biomechanical and movement based diagnosis that will then allow us to figure out the best game plan moving forward - a treatment plan that if customized to you.
We will be focusing on loosening what’s tight, strengthening what’s weak, loosening the joints to get you back to your maximum potential. Our combination of Chiropractic care, manual therapy, and rehab work best synergistically to get you started feeling better and performing better.