Professional athletes need to be in tip top shape to perform at the level that professional sports requires of them. They have expert guidance in nutrition, sleep, workout recovery and a whole other range of therapies. One of the most important and most common treatments pro athletes receive? You guessed it… chiropractic care.
Several years ago I remember watching a football game where the Philadelphia Eagles where playing the Green Bay Packers. Midway through the third quarter an Eagles running back jogged to the sideline, had his shoulder pads removed and had his middle back adjusted on the sidelines before putting the pads back on and continuing to play. Over the years many pro athletes from Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Michael Jordan and Aaron Rodgers have all advocated trips the chiropractor to keep their competitive edge. Below are the top 3 reason professional athletes (and everyone else) benefit from chiropractic care.
- Moving quickly and accurately requires the body to have normal range of motion in the joints- The complicated movements athletes do such as extending to catch a football or leaping over a hurdle require the body and specifically the spine to move in its full range of motion. Joint restrictions in the spine prevent this motion and limit physical performance.
- Removing nervous system interference speeds healing- Sports inevitably cause damage to the body and when injuries do occur a compromised nervous system slows healing. Pro athletes know this and utilize chiropractic accordingly.
- Avoiding using drugs which could affect performance- If you are playing a sport that requires not only peak physical condition but also peak mental function you can’t be on painkillers, muscle relaxers and other drugs all the time. Chiropractic allows athletes to heal and experience less pain without resorting to toxic substances that could compromise performance.
If chiropractic is used by elite athletes to maintain peak performance don’t you think it has to be an effective and in many cases essential therapy? Chiropractic is great not only for keeping elite athletes functioning great but also at helping maintain a pain free and optimal life for anyone!
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