Chiropractic and Exercise Go Together

Published January 16th, 2024 by Dr. Markson

Are you getting back into the gym and building momentum toward your New Year’s resolutions? One of the best ways to ensure you keep progressing is to bring together the power of chiropractic care and exercise. Our patients want to know if you can work out before or after the chiropractor—let’s explore when it’s best to hit the gym after getting adjusted.

Can You Work Out After Seeing a Chiropractor?

You can work out after getting adjusted by a chiropractor, but you’ll want to leave a little bit of space between. After you’ve left the chiropractor’s office, wait at least 30 minutes before you hit the gym and start exercising. This gives your body time to catch up and let the positive benefits of chiropractic set in. Before you jump into your workout, stretch for about 15 minutes to maximize the results of your adjustment and prepare your body for strenuous exercise.

Can You Hit the Gym After a Chiropractic Adjustment?

If it’s easier to hit the gym first and see your chiropractor afterward, that’s also fine! You’ll also want to leave about 30 minutes in between, and you can pad out the recovery by cooling down with stretches. Whether you’re getting adjusted before or after a workout, make sure you’re also hydrating, which helps with muscle recovery and amplifies the effectiveness of chiropractic care.

Chiropractic and Exercise Work Wonderfully Together

Whatever your preference, pairing exercise and chiropractic adjustments can lead to great results. Visits to the chiropractor on either side of your workouts help with recovery, increase circulation, and promote healing. Adjustments may be able to help reduce soreness after workouts, increase resistance to injury, and improve range of motion and balance to optimize your gains.

Try Chiropractic Care and Exercise in Plantation, FL

Markson Chiropractic wants to help you be your best in 2024. We offer chiropractic care to help you achieve better wellness overall, and we can help you get back into the swing of exercising with physical therapy and regenerative therapy. We’re thrilled to be your chiropractor in Plantation, FL, and we’re here to help you make this new year the best yet. Schedule an appointment online, call us at (954) 472-7975, or visit our offices to get started.

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