Athletes have been benefiting from Chiropractic care for many years; however, it has only recently been receiving attention from the media. Athletes of all types, from the weekend warrior to the world-class athlete, utilize chiropractic because it is a drug-free way to better health and performance.
The fact is that more professional athletes use chiropractic than ever before. Even more revealing is the increased use of regular chiropractic care for entire professional teams. In fact, Chiropractic Economics reported that over 95% of teams in the NFL use chiropractors as a regular part of player care
Chiropractic adjustments help ensure that the body functions as efficiently as possible, which can maximize healing and recovery from all types of injuries.
Barry Bonds, Tiger Woods, Andy Roddick, and Lance Armstrong have in common? They are incredibly accomplished athletes that have used chiropractic care as a key ingredient to their success.
“I would estimate that in excess of 90% of all world-class athletes use Chiropractic care to prevent injuries and to increase their performance potential.”
SEAN ATKINS, Ph D Exercise Physiologist
The following is just a partial list of athletes who use Chiropractic care:
Joe Montana, Roger Craig, Keith Jackson,Emmit Smith, Chris Carter, Evander Holyfield
Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones, Jr., Wade Boggs,Penny Hardaway, Jon Smoltz, Ken Griffey, Jr., Mark McGwire, Ryne Sandberg,, Ricky Bell,Brett Butler, Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan,
Scottie Pippin, Charles Barkley, John Stockton, Robert Parish, Gerald Wilkins, Lee Haney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dr. Frank Columbu, Irving Fryar, Brett Hall, Tiger Woods, Roberto Clemente, Michael Carbajol, Bob Hayes, Muhammad Ali, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Alex Karras, Gary Clark, Mark May, Charles Haley, Bill Fralic, Dan Marino, Warren Moon, Tim Dwight, Jack Dempsey,Fred Funk, Beth Daniel, Mary Lou Retton, Olga Korbut, Wayne Gretzky, Rocky Marciano, Dan O’Brien, Bruce Jenner, Donovan Bailey, Mac Wilkins, Dwight Stones, Mary Decker, Willie Banks, Nancy Ditz, Gregg Blasingame, Billy JeanKing. Tracy Austin, JohnMcEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Jim Connors, Jan Stephenson
"You obviously cannot compete at your fullest if you are not in alignment and your body cannot heal itself properly if your spine is not in alignment."
Dan O'Brien, Olympic Decathlete
"Chiropractic has really helped me to keep my body in line to help my body recover"
Chris Carter, Minnesota Vikings
Chiropractic has helped keep me injury free--that is half the trick to staying in competition"
Lee Labrada, Mr. Universe
'The best way to use Chiropractic is not only after injuries, but before they occur"
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 7 time Mr. Olympia
Symptoms represent the body’s best efforts to heal itself. By treating symptoms, you are suppressing the body’s natural response and inhibiting the healing process. Instead of treating symptoms, doctors should stimulate the body’s defenses to allow for completion of the healing process.”
Dr. Stephen Cummings
If you had a fire in your house, you would not cut off the alarm and then relax, thinking that the fire is gone. The same thing happens to your body when you continue to ignore or mask symptoms. This is why athletes often develop chronic injuries.
"Many treatments, compounds and medications claim to speed the rate of healing. I have not read a single scientific article that demonstrates that healing time can be increased artificially. You cannot beat nature. All doctors can do is to be very careful that they do not slow down the natural healing process."
William Southmayd, MD
Athletes have also discovered that Chiropractic care allows them to achieve an optimal level of performance when training and competing in their respective sporting event. A proper biomechanical structure allows athletes to achieve and maintain their optimal level of performance-safely and naturally. There is a growing body of research and case studies, which clearly show the relationship between Chiropractic care and athletic performance