Sports and Chiropractic
Many amateur and professional athletes wouldn’t dream of competing without first getting a chiropractic spinal check up. That’s why 75% of the San Francisco 49ers received chiropractic care the day they won the 1990 Super Bowl. Dr. Nick Athens, their chiropractor, says, “Athletes are always looking for ways to improve their performances on the field; chiropractic care is one of the best ways to accomplish this.” That’s why there were 16 chiropractors from 12 countries at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. playing football is one of many sports that benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments.
16 injured female long distance runners were placed under chiropractic care. The runners recovered quickly and seven of them later scored “personal best” performances. The University of Tennessee’s track team won the men’s NCAA title after receiving care from team chiropractor Dr. Michael Petty. “I do an analysis of each athlete, from head to toe, to determine what needs to be adjusted,” says Petty. After an adjustment from Dr. Petty, decathlete Blake Sabo discovered chiropractic’s performance enhancing benefits. “He had never been adjusted before this year, and he actually had six personal bests out of 10 events at the meet,” said Dr. Petty.
Olympic head coach Richard Quick of the University of Texas says: “Chiropractic is playing a larger and larger role in all forms of athletes. . . (it) helps athletic performance,” “If you. . . want optimum performance, chiropractic helps with that,” says Brian Campbell, DC, a chiropractor who counts USC, UCLA and USA swimming athletes as his patients.
Whatever sports you play, remember to be kind to your body, take care of it, get regular check ups and adjustments from your chiropractor.
From Koren Publications