Sports and Chiropractic Article
As an athlete you want to find a competitive edge that will allow you to be at the top of your game. This means enhancing your performance and preventing injury. An increasing number of professional sports teams, professional athletes, as well as Olympic coaches agree that chiropractic is an important part of their team’s competitive edge. Top professionals in every sport are under chiropractic care to increase health and performance. Athletes such as Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Emmit Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Smolz, Brett Hull, Scottie Pippen, Fred Funk, Evander Holyfield, and Barry Bonds all realize the important role that chiropractic care plays in increasing their body’s ability to perform better and helping to prevent injuries.
Just like a high performance racecar, your body must be in proper alignment to perform at its peak performance. Chiropractic care increases your ability to achieve a competitive edge by helping your body achieve its proper alignment. By maintaining proper spinal alignment through regular chiropractic care, you help your body to eliminate the biomechanical and musculoskeletal factors that often lead to injury.
When the physical problems that can hurt an athlete’s performance are eliminated or reduced, the athlete is able to focus on his/her mental game. The mind can perform at a much higher level when the body is feeling good. Chiropractors and other health experts work together to help athletes achieve superior athletic performance. Scores of professional sports team, coaches, entertainers, and everyday people, from grandkids to grandparents, are realizing the importance of chiropractic in maintaining their health and overall performance.
The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation published a study reporting that chiropractic care could improve an athlete’s performance by as much as 16.7% in just 12 weeks! Athletes who removed nerve interference in their spines through chiropractic care alone, demonstrated faster reaction times, increased accuracy for gross and fine motor movements, and improved overall athletic performance.