The Secret of Youth Sports Success Is the Secret to Your Adult Success
[00:00:00] Hey, sports and health fans, coach Frank here Today I’m gonna talk to you about youth athletics. I played youth sports. It’s honestly the biggest reason I got into chiropractic. If you’re like me, you probably still suffer from some of those childhood sports injuries. Even if you didn’t play sports, maybe you were just an active kid, climbing trees, riding bikes, swimming.
[00:00:17] Almost inevitably you’ve had some injuries. From many of these activities you did when you were younger, why do these injuries linger into your adult ears and can anything be done about it? Although we can’t go back in our time machine with Doc Brown and Marty McFly, there still is a way to turn back the clock.
[00:00:31] So stick around, because I’m gonna bring all that to you and more right now. Let’s do this game on sports, fitness and health fans with another episode of The Sporting Good Posture Digital Radio Experience. Gear up for Coach Frank’s advice from the sidelines as he helps you crush your game no matter what sports, health or fitness game you play.
[00:00:52] Hey, this is Coach Frank. I’m sporting good posture. What are you sporting? Hey coach, what do you got for us today? [00:01:00] Welcome back to another episode of Sporting Good Posture. This is Coach. And today’s episode is the Posture of Youth Athletics. I’m really excited about this episode because I’m gonna talk about how I got into chiropractic as a teenager and how my passion for sports has fueled me into working with these young athletes at my practice.
[00:01:21] And I’m going to get into that here in a moment right after this short message. We’ve all said it. We’ve all felt it. My feet are killing me. But did you know foot and ankle pain turn out to be more than just discomfort or inconvenience? That’s why the foot leveler system is now part of the Posture Care Center at Ideal Health and Wellness.
[00:01:38] Whether you work on your feet all day, or even if you’re just up and down, your feet and ankles are part of your basic structure and mean everything to how you function throughout the day. The reason, posture, it’s super simple. Most people think of posture as standing. Straight, but don’t realize that standing is part of it.
[00:01:55] Making the feet and ankles just as important as the spine itself. Your feet and ankles are [00:02:00] part of a blueprint. Mother Nature designed for your most basic functions, making posture, support from the ground up. Totally essential. Perhaps you found a pair of inserts. From the store and maybe even got a little relief, but relief doesn’t correct the problem.
[00:02:13] In fact, it ignores it all together, making it all the worst. Even if the retailer allowed you to self scan your feet, it won’t take into consideration your specific posture and support issues. Going to a retailer, even a foot care professional may provide relief on the short term, but for the best support overall posture needs to be evaluated.
[00:02:31] If your feet are giving you issues or if your overall posture just doesn’t seem right, your next step is a foot leveler 3D digital. Scan and posture screening at Ideal Health and Wellness Center. The foot levelers program is designed to get at the postural issues that are blocking your ideal function and handle the trouble at its source.
[00:02:48] The result is a custom set of inserts that last years instead of months customized to your foot and your current footwear too. But with foot levelers, you’ll also have better posture, and with that [00:03:00] comes better function. Don’t wait. Generic inserts wear out. And so does your basic s. Support your posture the way it was designed, customized to you.
[00:03:08] Get your foot levelers, 3D digital scan and posture screening today free and see where your future posture stands. Call 6 1 5 5 6 7 6 6 8 3. Now. So if you go all the way back to season one, the pilot episode, I talked about how I got into chiropractic. I also talked about how I got into sports where really when I was three years old, I was playing with my dad in the base.
[00:03:33] Playing a lot of T-ball, playing a lot of whiffle ball, and it morphed into me playing other sports like football and basketball and hockey and lacrosse, and eventually golf. I loved baseball and football the most, and in high school I really pursued football and got into the varsity team and started playing more, and then that’s what really led me into chiropractic when I was playing football in.[00:04:00]
[00:04:00] Sophomore and junior year, I started having some injuries where I had these back problems that kept lingering. I was in great shape and I was running fast, and I was one of the better players on the team, but I kept getting hurt, so I wasn’t playing as much as I should have been. Because I always had some lingering back injury or knee problem that was going on, and that’s really what led me to going to a chiropractor.
[00:04:22] So I started going to Dr. Michael O’Hare in Long Island in Massapequa where I grew up, because I needed to get better and I didn’t know what else to do because I kept having these back problems. So my mom took me to him and within a short time, I stopped having back problems and I started playing better and I stopped getting hurt.
[00:04:43] And I also noticed some other things happening where I just had more energy. I had less acid reflux. I stopped getting sick. I, I remember the last couple years of high school, I barely missed any school and it was all related to going to the chiropractor and it really made a big difference in my life.
[00:04:59] [00:05:00] And I thought it would be a really cool profession to be in because I did want to be around. So everything kind of clicked with that, and I liked that I could be a doctor without handing out a bunch of medicine to people where I could just help people get their bodies back into the right position, help them with their posture, help them with their alignment, and it would allow their bodies to start healing itself and functioning at a, at a higher level.
[00:05:24] And I recently did an episode where I interviewed a couple of girls that had done gymnastics most of their life and had really competed at a high level, and they talked about how as they went through their careers that they were going to, the chiropractor really minimized the amount of injuries they had, and they never had any stress fractures in their back like most girls have.
[00:05:44] Playing gymnastics at a young age, and they were able to stay healthy enough to really compete at some of the highest levels of gymnastics. And it made me think about what I went through as a kid and what got me involved with going to the chiropractor was getting injured in sports. But I looked back at [00:06:00] some of the things that I could have avoided as a kid and.
[00:06:03] I now know what to do and I know what to help people with because I’ve had so many of these injuries myself, and I’ve learned how to deal with them. I’ve learned how to recover from them. I’ve also learned how to help people navigate through some of these old injuries or even some current injuries they have from just working out playing sports or even just playing with their kids.
[00:06:26] And we don’t have a time machine, but we can turn back the clock with. Many of us still suffer from some of our high school and middle school and injuries we had as a kid, and it doesn’t have to be that way. Believe me, I’m a prime example with back injuries, knee injuries, foot injuries, ankle injuries, elbow injuries, shoulder injuries, neck injuries.
[00:06:49] I’ve been through it all. I played many sports. I had many different injuries. And then as I got older and I was working out, I got a lot of injuries from working out when I was younger because I didn’t know what I was [00:07:00] doing and I was lifting weights that were way too heavy for me because I was trying to keep up with some of my friends who were really strong.
[00:07:07] But the beautiful thing about having chiropractic in my life is that I am able to help keep my body healthy. I get adjusted every week. I always use the laser on any lingering injuries I have, and I’ve been doing the lipo laser consistently for the past year to really help get myself back into. But what’s really cool is I’ve been able to use chiropractic on my family and my kids, and that’s really helped them stay healthy, keep their immune system strong, keep their posture in, in good alignment, and really have them grow at a good rate because their body is able to function at a higher level by staying in alignment.
[00:07:43] The misalignments that we have as adults really started out as kids or even toddlers. That’s. A lot of your trauma happens is when you’re trying to learn how to walk and you’re first playing sports and you get into school and then you start driving, you [00:08:00] may get in some car accidents. So, A lot of people feel this pain when they get older and they’re sitting at a desk all day.
[00:08:06] But really this pain started as a kid through a lot of the many injuries you had, although you really didn’t get badly hurt. It’s just that accumulation of falls and bumps and bruises that you get over your lifetime and eventually when you get older, all of a sudden now it all catches up with you. So the beauty of chiropractic is it really.
[00:08:26] Like turning back the clock because you can go and unwind through these old injuries. If you go to the chiropractor, you’ll see your body start to heal and the pain gets better and your performance gets better if you’re working out or playing sports. But just in general, you’re getting more energy, you get less headaches, you sleep better, you digest things better, your immune system’s stronger.
[00:08:46] These are all the things I find when your body is working in sync and functioning at a higher level. So when I talk to people, They’re kids and playing sports. I find it that it’s vital to start going to the [00:09:00] chiropractor as a young kid because all these injuries that accumulate from a young age usually linger into your adult years, and then you find yourself less active, more in pain than you should be because your body just isn’t functioning like it did when you were.
[00:09:18] Your body needs to be treated like a car where you do maintenance on it and the older that car gets, you gotta make sure you’re doing the maintenance on it. You gotta get the oil change, you gotta get the shocks replaced, you gotta put new tires on that car, you gotta get a tuneup. All these things are important so that that car can last for many years.
[00:09:37] And the worst thing to do is when that check engine light comes on is just to ignore it just because your body isn’t in constant. And only in pain once in a while doesn’t mean that it’s time to ignore it. Anytime there’s pain at all, it means there’s something going on. And the worse that pain starts getting, the more damage that’s accumulating in your body.
[00:09:59] [00:10:00] And some people start feeling numbs and tingling their body and their in their feet and their hands, and that’s when you know that you’ve activated those nerve. More intensely because it’s a, it’s a longer term injury that you’re dealing with now, and it’s harder to fix it. So I tell people, don’t wait so long to to get checked out.
[00:10:17] As soon as you see something going on, it’s worth doing it. And the best time is when you’re a kid because you can fix things so much quicker and easier. Think about when you were a kid, all the things you used to do, and you just get right back up and go, go on with your day and go on with your life, because it really wasn’t a big deal.
[00:10:34] But those injuries do a. And over time, it wears you out and your body starts wearing out. And if it’s out of alignment, you’re gonna start getting joint injuries. You’re gonna start feeling like you’re not yourself anymore, and your performance is gonna go down. Whether you’re actively playing sports, working out, or just taking a yoga class, or just walking up and down the street with your dog.
[00:10:57] If you think about what your greatest asset is in [00:11:00] life, what do you think it is? The common denominator is health, because without your health, you can’t do any of those things. You can’t go to work, you can’t make money, you can’t perform, you can’t have fun. If you don’t have your health, you don’t have a good life.
[00:11:15] And it’s important to remember that many of you out there make health decisions out of fear or necessity because you’ve reached a point where your health is failing you. It’s much cheaper and easier to maintain your. Then to try to restore it when it’s failed you. My grandmother lived to be 104 and she was healthy her whole life, not because she waited till she was 70 or 80 to try to do that, but she did it the entire time she was alive.
[00:11:44] She always had healthy habits and that’s what led her to live to be 104. And she always told me, if you have your health, you’re rich. And she’s right. So after listening to this episode, I want you to go and do something. I want you to go in [00:12:00] front of the mirror in the bathroom, and I want you to take a good look at yourself in the mirror.
[00:12:04] See if you notice one shoulder being higher than the other. See if you notice your head tilting the one side. See if one of of your hips is higher than the other, or maybe your knees turn in or maybe something just doesn’t look right on your posture. And then I want you to do that with your kids as well.
[00:12:22] I want you to put them in front of the mirror and I want you to take a good look at. And see if they’re dealing with any of that stuff as well. If one shoulder’s higher than the other, one hip is higher than the other, maybe their feet or their knees turn in, maybe their shoulders round forward. Look for some of these signs and if you notice those things, it’s worth getting them checked out.
[00:12:43] So if you have any questions for me, I’m always happy to get them answered and help you sport good posture any way I can, and I wouldn’t think of charging you for those recomme. Even if they have to comp you some of my time in person in the process, you can follow me and [00:13:00] DM me on Instagram at Sporting Good Posture or PM me on Facebook at Ideal Health and Wellness Center.
[00:13:08] Tell me what’s going on and I’ll tell you what I think. Remember, the coach’s door is always open. This is Coach Frank. I’m sporting good. How about you? The Sporting Good Posture Podcast is a broadcast wellness production powered by Ideal Health Wellness Center, all content copyright 2021, all rights reserved.
[00:13:29] Executive producer Frank Sardella, coach Frank appears courtesy of Ideal Health Wellness Center in Franklin. For more information, visit sporting good posture.com and follow Coach on Instagram at Sporting Good Posture.
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