After returning from a New York Giants – Dallas Cowboys football game this past weekend, I couldn’t help but think about the level of healthcare these athletes receive.
Today, just about every professional sports team in the U.S. has a chiropractor on staff. For the treatment of injuries after the game or for optimal nerve function and performance before the game, every athlete, in any sport, deserves performance-enhancing chiropractic care. Read more to find out why chiropractic care is a must for any dancer, runner, sports player and all other types of athletes.
Aaron Rodgers, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice are just some of football’s greats who swore by their chiropractors, both on game day and during the off season. Other famous athletes who chose regular chiropractic care to be a part of their healthcare regimen include basketball legends John Stockton and Scottie Pippen, tennis greats John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors and even Olympic Athletes such as Dennis Hall. So: why chiropractic, you might ask?
A boring anatomy text book (Grey’s Anatomy) states that “Every function of your body is under the control of the nervous system. Its function is to coordinate all the other organs and structures and to relate the individual to his environment.” In English, this means that every muscle you move in dance, every hormone that gets secreted when you’re 4th-and-1 on the goal line and your ability to perceive when your opponent is about to upper-cut you is directly controlled by your brain and nerve system. Any stress on the spine and the nerve system, due to misalignments known as subluxations, weakens your muscles, organs and glands. This robs any athlete of optimal response time, strength, flexibility and much more. Chiropractors correct subluxations and reduce stress on your spine and nerve system, allowing your body to function at 100%; injury or not. When the spine and nervous system are clear of interference, your body can function at its maximum performance! And that’s why chiropractic has become an essential part of every major sports team.
Athletes need every edge they can get. Okay, maybe you’re not aspiring to be on a professional sports team but don’t you deserve to give it your best? Maybe to improve your golf swing, or to decrease your half-marathon time or even to have a natural solution to the pain and aches from heavy lifting or from that weekend spin class you take. The names mentioned above are just a handful that praised regular chiropractic care during their superstar careers.
You’re a superstar too! Tell me what sports or physical activities you’re involved in and I’ll share with you some tips to perform better.