Chiropractic for Athletes
Thousands of professional athletes use chiropractic care as part of their regular routine to help achieve peak performance. Dr. Sean Atkins (PhD. Exercise Science) estimates that “90% of all world class athletes use chiropractic to prevent injuries and to increase their performance potential.” So what can chiropractic do for you?
Injuries interrupt the rigorous training schedules that athletes are accustomed to. Not only do they halt further skill development, but muscular damage can actually set players back in terms of their strength and endurance. Data shows that athletes under regular chiropractic care experience fewer injuries than their peers who do not see a chiropractor.
Research has shown that chiropractic helps the body to heal as efficiently as possible, meaning athletes under chiropractic care can recover more quickly from injuries when they do arise. Chiropractic care helps free the nervous system from interference, meaning the muscles, organs, and tissues are able to repair themselves quickly at the cellular level.
Athletes are naturally competitive and chiropractic can help give athletes the boost they need. Several studies have shown enhanced athletic performance across a wide variety of disciplines. Regardless of the requirements of the specific sport, having a nervous system free of interference means that the body can react quickly, change course, and make effective decisions that enhance gameplay and give the athlete a competitive edge.
“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.”
- Tom Brady, Super Bowl Champion + MVP