Athletes Who Use Chiropractic
What do Barry Bonds (MLB), Michael Jordan (MBA), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Body Builder), Evander Holyfield (Boxer), Jerry Rice (NFL), Emmitt Smith (NFL), Tiger Woods (PGA), Dan O’Brien (Olympic Athlete), Ronda Rousey (Mixed Martial Arts), Kerri Walsh (Professional Volleyball and Olympic Gold Medal Winner), and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team have in common? They all rely on chiropractic care to keep them at the top of their game.
Chiropractic has been proven effective in improving performance and preventing injuries in professional and olympic athletes, such as Dan O’Brien, who has been proclaimed the world’s greatest athlete. Dan has been quoted to say:
“If not for chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal.”
Chiropractic does play a part in healing and preventing injuries, however O’Brien showed that he was using chiropractic strictly to perform better and achieve peak states. We know for a fact that marathon runners who have misaligned hips will be delayed up to two minutes; that’s due to the fact that instead of putting all their energy into moving forward, some energy is being wasted on moving side to side.
Since we are in the midst of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it’s worth mentioning that the average soccer (football) player will run 10km or 8 miles during one game. The Russian team cumulatively ran 118 km during just one game. So you see the importance of effective running for a soccer player, especially at the highest levels of competition. Soccer players not only run, they jump, they twist, they use their heads to score or pass the ball, and sometimes they kick in awkward positions. All of these actions can cause misalignments. However, the athletes that receive regular chiropractic treatments have an advantage in terms of heightened performance and injury prevention.