Whether it’s the Super Bowl or a scrimmage, the Masters or a practice round, a professional athlete’s medical team is always nearby. For a majority of them, that team includes a chiropractor. Athletes such as Aaron Rodgers, Vernon Davis, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth view chiropractic as an essential part of their overall health and wellness routines.
Chiropractic in the NFL (National Football League)
One of the most common sports to use chiropractic care is football. NFL players such as Aaron Rodgers, Vernon Davis, Jerry Rice, Patrick Willis, and Justin Smith praise chiropractic for helping them to play at the best of their ability and without aches or pains. Takeo Spikes, a former football linebacker has been adjusted by chiropractors for 15 years during and after his football career. According to the Professional Football Chiropractic Association, the average NFL team chiropractor will perform 30 to 50 treatments each week during a football season. With about 34 chiropractors working for NFL teams, together, they execute 16,320 to 27,200 adjustments in just 16 weeks.
Chiropractic in the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association)
Several golfers including Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, see chiropractic as a key part of their success. Jordan Spieth, one of the youngest Masters Tournament winners, recently thanked his chiropractor, Troy Van Biezen, DC, ART in his acceptance speech for the green jacket. Spieth has been using a chiropractor since he was 14 to help prevent injuries and enhance his athletic performance and overall health. Dr. Van Biezen has been on the PGA Tour Medical Staff for nine years. He describes how golf is an asymmetrical sport that creates imbalances in the body. He provides Spieth with chiropractic care one to two times a day and travels with him full time.
Why do so many professional athletes rely on routine chiropractic care?
Chiropractic provides a safe, natural and drug-free option to relieve pain, as well as preventative benefits vital to keeping the body balanced, flexible and functioning at its best.
How can I benefit from routine chiropractic?
Whether you are a professional, amateur or youth athlete, you can experience the same benefits from routine chiropractic care. And it is just as important for you to include as a key part of your overall health routine. Ledford Chiropractic makes health and wellness quick and easy for any busy athlete or weekend warrior on-the-go. Take the steps to live a healthier and pain-free life and experience the benefits of chiropractic care today.