Buying all the necessary equipment may seem like an essential component to getting your kids ready for their spring sport, but getting them prepared involves much more! Proper nutrition and staying hydrated continuously with water is critical. After your child has been intensely working out for an hour, replenish with electrolyte drinks that do not contain artificial dyes or sweeteners. Always ensure your child’s equipment fits them well. Items you may have bought last season may not correctly fit your child this season and thus may decrease their effectiveness. Make sure your child arrives early to practice for warm-ups and stretching to prevent injuries.
Dr. Martz is trained and licensed to treat the spine and musculoskeletal system and can provide advice on nutrition, injury prevention, and sports training to athletes of all ages. She has worked with many young athletes including gymnasts, runners, dancers, and baseball, football, basketball, and volleyball players. She focuses on spinal aberrations called subluxations which affect pain, balance, posture, and strength. She also does functional movement evaluations to guide recovery and enhance performance.
Besides being a devoted chiropractor and nutritionist, Dr. Martz is a wife, an experienced mom of 5, and active in our local community! She is a passionate advocate for supporting the body’s natural healing process to provide optimum functioning. By utilizing natural healing supports and avoiding the toxic effects of over the counter and prescription medications, your family can improve in all facets of healthy living!