Chiropractic & Athletes

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Chiropractic can provide pain relief from a wide range of common sports injuries, such as:

  • - Headaches from head and neck injuries
  • - Tennis elbow
  • - Ankle sprains
  • - Shin splints
  • - Hamstring strains
  • - Rotator cuff injuries
  • - Knee injuries

Pain relief aside, some of the athletic benefits a chiropractor can offer are:

Improved performance. In one study, athletes showed a 6.12 percent performance increase after receiving chiropractic treatment. Another study found a 30 percent improvement in eye-hand coordination after 12 weeks of chiropractic care.

Fewer injuries. Alignment issues cause unnecessary stress on the body and can often lead to injury. Chiropractors keeps the musculoskeletal system humming along smoothly so the body is less prone to injury.

Reduced recovery times. By relieving the irritation between misaligned vertebrae, chiropractic treatment helps minimize the healing time required from injuries. One research team found chiropractic care helped a group of injured long-distance runners recover quickly.

Chiropractic care helps athletes at all levels achieve optimal performance. That’s why so many athletes—from professional sports teams to high school players—regularly see a chiropractor to stay in top shape.

Here is what some of the best athletes had to say about chiropractic:

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Michael Jordan: 6x NBA Champion, 5x NBA MVP

"I don't know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I've been in chiropractic, I've improved leaps and bounds both mentally and physically."



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Tom Brady: 6x Super Bowl Champion, 4x Super Bowl MVP

“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game”.



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Tiger Woods: 15x Major Champion Golfer

"Lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.


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Usain Bolt: 8x Olympic Gold Medalist, "Fastest Man Alive"

“I don’t always win gold medals….but when I do I get adjusted first. Stay healthy my friends.”




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Venus Williams: 7x Grand Slam Tennis Champion

“Chiropractic gives me the flexibility I need to stay in the game.”




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Joe Montana: 4x Super Bowl Champion, 3x Super Bowl MVP

Agreed to become the spoke person for Chiropractic in the State of California. “Chiropractic care works for me.” states Joe, “I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and he’s really been helping me out a lot. Chiropractic’s been a big part of my game.”

Joe Montana and 35 of his teammates received chiropractic care right before the 1990 Super Bowl Game.



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Emmitt Smith: 3x Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP

“I go see the chiropractor when I get bent out of shape on Sundays. Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents.” When Emmitt was asked if he ever gets used to the pain and abuse his body takes each season and how he gets past that each year, he replied, “I think I take enough. I spend enough time trying to take care of my body and trying to remove some of the stress that the game itself puts on the body. I do that through massages, through chiropractic — a particular chiropractor that I see in Dallas and I try to eat properly and rest.”

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Martina Navratilova: 18x Grand Slam Tennis Champion

“A chiropractor was instrumental in putting my body back together. Alternative therapies will play a bigger role in our lives. After all, people like what works.”





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Andy Murray: 3x Grand Slam Tennis Champion, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist

“Jean-Pierre (Bruyere) has been helping my game for years.”


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