Sports & Fitness: get the edge.
THE ATHLETE’S CHOICE FOR SPORTS CARE
Many amateur and professional athletes utilise chiropractic, whether it be to help aid in recovery from an injury, injury prevention, or to maximise performance. Many athletes sit it out on the bench because their injury does not respond to ordinary treatment. Still others are playing, but at less than peak efficiency, simply because their nervous and structural system is not balance. Most sports involve body contact, fast starts and stops, and positioning that places an unusual amount of strain on the back and structural system.
Chiropractors consider a person as an integrated being, giving special attention to the spine and nervous system, which affects whole body function. Chiropractic is a natural care method that stresses the importance of keeping all the systems of the body functioning efficiently so the player enjoys peak performance, a minimum injury risk, and fast recuperative powers. Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide care. Joe Montana, Nolan Ryan, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jubbar, and Carl Lewis all utilize chiropractic care. Chiropractors have been selected as attending practitioners at the Olympic Games and at national and world championships in track and field, cycling, volleyball, powerlifting, aerobics, and triathlons.
Expected results include
- Enhanced performance
- Faster recovery from existing injuries
- Injury prevention
Here is what some elite athletes have to say about chiropractic care:
Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using, very extensively, chiropractors in order to stay healthy and fit. I found out the best way of going is to use chiropractors, not only after injuries, but also before injury.”
Tiger Woods: “I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”
Evander Holyfield: “I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge.”
Lance Armstrong: ¨I could not have won without my chiropractor’s help.¨
¨This year under chiropractic care there was a 43% reduction on the days lost in training due to injuries and a 70% decrease in the administration of medicine. All this and Milan also won the league championship!¨ Jean-Pierre Meersseman Chiropractor and Medical Coordinator ACMilan (AK issue Fall 1999)