Having a personal chiropractor for an NBA team has become the norm. And basketball is not the only sport where chiropractic care is recognized. As the Vancouver Sun reports, “chiropractic is widely recognized in the athletic arena. Professional sports teams understand the importance of retaining a team chiropractor who can attend to players on the sidelines during games. The list of examples is endless (golf pros, MMA fighters, hockey players, extreme snowboarders, etc.).”
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
The benefits of chiropractic relate directly to the needs of athletes and the demands they put on their bodies. The Vancouver Sun goes on to explain that athletes’ “bodies are pushed to the limit which means they must be in peak physical condition at all times . . . By working with coaches and athletes themselves, chiropractic doctors can recommend specific exercises and techniques to promote quality movement specific to their sport and help mitigate the risk of injury.” The physical stresses of training and environmental hazards such as extreme heat and slippery ground are also cited as professional risks that may be mitigated through chiropractic assistance.
Similarly, The Inquisitr writes that studies show chiropractic can aid athletes dealing with a number of injuries and other sources of physical discomfort. The article lists headaches, shoulder pain, ankle injuries, and injury prevention as areas where chiropractors can be useful. Some athletes, like Tom Brady, believe that their chiropractic treatments also improve their performance beyond injury prevention and management.
Are Players on Board?
The answer is yes. High-profile players endorse the use of chiropractors. The International Chiropractors Association Council on Fitness & Sports Health Science’s blog includes statements from several elite athletes regarding chiropractic care, ranging from Tiger Woods to Tom Brady. And Michael Jordan himself, an MBA legend, states, “I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds, both mentally and physically.”
Do You Want to Achieve Peak Performance?
Whether or not you play a sport, chiropractic care could help you manage injuries and aid your overall physical wellness. At Proactive Chiropractic, we believe in gentle, safe, and effective care.