Chiropractor in the Tour de France

The human mechanics of the Tour de France.

The Tour de France is a spectacle unlike any other. A three-week journey across France, over rolling hills, flat wide roads and goat tracks into the mountains. The Tour offers a magnificent view of one chateau after another and a variety of charming villages with imposing cathedrals. But in addition to the picturesque villages and idyllic roads, the Tour also demands an extreme effort from the riders.

Tom Dumoulin's team is also assisted by a chiropractor.

An annual peak moment

But not only for the riders is the Tour de France a peak moment. Also for the mechanics who maintain the bikes and masseurs who have to loosen up the muscles. But certainly also for the chiropractors, who almost every team brings to the Tour. Each team has a medical team of which the chiropractor has always been an indispensable part.

An attack on the body

Cyclists who spend three weeks exhausting themselves on a bicycle for four to five hours.

A gigantic effort that demands the utmost of the body in such a short period of time that there is no possibility for a decent recovery.

The riders' bodies are subjected to a daily assault in the form of 150 grueling kilometers that demand about 7,000 calories. All these calories must be burned in order to feed the muscles that do the immense work. And all this energy is pumped into the bike through the muscles and joints in order to move forward.

The recovery from such exertion is the chiropractor's area of expertise.

Chiropractic Care in Restoring the Body

Chiropractic is characterized by an extreme knowledge of the body. This knowledge is gained through both scientific insights as well as ancient healing traditions.

This combination creates a unique healthcare provider that relies on knowledge from multiple worlds.
The chiropractor uses this knowledge to determine where the limits of the athlete lie. These limits are constantly being explored during the Tour. Precisely in the areas where the athlete goes on or over his limits, the chiropractor goes to work.

Through specific exercises, treatments and advice, the chiropractor supports the body of the rider. By focusing on the areas that experience the most stress, the chiropractor makes optimal use of the recovery power of the body.

Prevention and Focus as a focus point

A large part of the work of the chiropractor in top sports is the prevention of complaints and injuries.

For this reason a chiropractor knows the (top) athletes and the effort. For example, in cycling the back has to endure a lot. The bent posture and blows from the bouncing of the bike can cause subluxations.

These subluxations can then cause various symptoms. Both locally and throughout the body.

It is therefore important not only to correct these subluxations in the right way, but also to prevent these injuries is vital. Because the chiropractor is alert to this, he identifies possible subluxations before they start causing symptoms. By providing specific care for this in advance, the athlete can prevent a lot of pain, complaints and injuries.

A large part of the work of the chiropractor in top sports is the prevention of complaints and injuries.

Cyclists and Chiropractors

Lance Armstrong is now a name with a bad taste in cycling. From a period when many athletes used banned substances. However, the Texan was very professional with his sport and overcame many extreme efforts.

Lance Armstrong is now a name with a bad taste in cycling. From a period when many athletes used banned substances. However, the the Texan was very professional with his sport and overcame many extreme efforts.

This chiropractor also helped him to prevent injuries and recover his body during the grand tours.
Non-competitive athletes and cyclists also benefit greatly from their chiropractors.

Even many avid amateur cyclists like the editor of Cycling Weekly owe their ability to (still) play sports to their chiropractor.

(Top) sports at TOPCHIRO

The chiropractors at TOPCHIRO have a great passion for sports.

But more importantly, they have a professional passion for helping athletes.
Topchiro has made helping athletes one of its most important parts of the practice and therefore has many (top) athletes among its clients.

Every time one of them comes in for a session for prevention, check-up or help it's another confirmation of the help that a chiropractor can offer to athletes.

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