How much do you know about chiropractic in sports? Did you know that every NFL team has a chiropractor on staff and 30 of the MLB teams have a team chiropractor? US Olympians and most college athletes have access to chiropractic care. According to Sean Atkins, Ph.D., US Exercise Physiologist, he estimates that 90% of top athletes utilize the services provided by a chiropractor.
Why chiropractic in professional sports?
The main reasons why elite athletes seek out a chiropractor is to improve performance, speed recovery times, and prevent injuries. Most sports nowadays involve some sort of contact and trauma. In football, for example, each time players collide it is like being in a minor car accident. The same goes for hockey, soccer, and many other sports. While the impacts in some sports may not be as severe as football there are definitely repetitive traumas occurring over and over again. This can cause the spine to break down and get out of alignment which affects all sorts of things. The crazy thing is symptoms may not be felt for months or even years! That is why it is important that athletes have regular maintenance care to make sure their spine is at its best.
Famous athletes that have used chiropractic care
- Emmitt Smith, “I started doing this about four or five years ago. I believe that what I’m doing is what helps me go on. I think Warren Moon does the same thing. So I’ve become a big believer in servicing my body and making sure it is lined up properly and functioning the way it is supposed to on Sunday. I go see my chiropractor when I get bent out of shape on Sundays. Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents.”
- Tom Brady, “Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team – the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors. I am very fortunate to have, so-to-speak, my in-house chiropractor, Dr. Franco Colombo, as my own personal chiropractor. So, I visit Franco regularly, and he comes over to my house. He adjusts my wife, my kids, me, everybody gets an adjustment. And we feel always great when Franco leaves. Even when I have athletic injuries he’s always there for me, and helps me. So it’s really terrific, and I know that first hand. That’s why I always will be traveling around, all over the world, talking highly about the profession of chiropractic. You chiropractic doctors are really miracle workers.”
Even weekend warriors and those with physical jobs can benefit from the healing effects of chiropractic. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Frisco, check us out at Express Chiropractic of Frisco.