The Denver sports scene is all around us. Whether it is the professional sports teams downtown, runners around Wash Park and Sloan’s Lake, or weekend warriors hitting up cycling studios, athletes are always prone to injury. Many documentaries and TV shows have showcased the extreme measures that some athletes go through to keep their body in peak condition. From new space age cryochambers to extensive supplemental and nutritional programs, each athlete has his or her own way of preparing for and recovering from the action.
What Do Many Athletes Have in Common: Chiropractic
Every team in the NFL has at least one sports chiropractor on staff. Professional leagues and intercollegiate teams all across the United States and the world utilize the services of chiropractic. Many athletes have spoken out about and given thanks to their support team and chiropractors in the media following a contest. It used to be thought that chiropractic will only help athletes recover from injury and it was only for those that are injury prone or near the ends of careers. In today’s age, more and more people are realizing the benefits of chiropractic care in maximizing their performance when they are completely healthy.
Chiropractic helps performance?
Chiropractic ensures that joints, nerves, and muscles are operating at their potential. Nerves control everything in the body and they communicate the brain’s message to all the tissues and systems in the body. The spine protects the most vital part of where these nerves originate so a chiropractor makes sure that these pathways are working optimally. Many can see why this is important to those that want to perform at a high level.
Athletes who have openly used chiropractic:
- Blake Griffin – Receiving an adjustment following a hard foul
- Jordan Spieth – At a young age, thanking his team and chiropractor while addressing crowd after winning green jacket
- Tiger Woods – “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”
- Jerry Rice –
I’m Not An Athlete, How Can Chiropractic Help Me?
Chiropractic is great for athletes, improving performance and helping recover from injury. This can be applied to everyone with a spine. We all have nerve pathways that need to communicate with the rest of our bodies on a daily basis and joints that take a lot of activity day to day, whether this be at work, at home with the kids, or doing our recreational activities. It is important to maintain your spine just like your teeth, otherwise injury is bound to happen and take you out of your daily life for some time and decrease your quality of life. It is much easier to maintain your body than do a complete overhaul once an injury happens.
We all want to live a long life, but it’s important to live a long healthy active and mobile life.