Schwarzenegger Committed to Building Up Chiropractic
By Dr. Molly Casey
Celebrities and professional athletes have the access to, and ability to utilize, the most cutting edge treatments and plans known to mainstream society. It’s worth taking a look at what these folks participate in with regard to health, wellness and performance. Many of them use chiropractic in their daily life and to enhance their professional endeavors. I find it interesting to look in-depth at some of these men and women to see the level of credibility they give chiropractic.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most well-known supporters of chiropractic. Schwarzenegger has a laundry list of celebrity roles – he is an actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder.
As an athlete, he began weight training at age 15. His bodybuilding nickname was The Austrian Oak. He won the Mr. Universe title four times, once as an amateur and three times professionally. He won the Mr. Olympia title seven times and numerous powerlifting championships internationally. These accomplishments don’t include his junior titles.
Schwarzenegger not only holds the ability to access whatever type of health and wellness care he desires, he also has extensive knowledge about the human body and its functioning potential. These two qualifications alone put him in a very solid spot to be making statements about the role of chiropractic in achieving optimal health and wellness.
So what does he say about chiropractic?
Arnold and Chiropractic
Arnold has stated publicly that he has used chiropractic throughout his career to help him further his results professionally, as well as in his personal life. In this YouTube video, at 1:55 he begins to talk about some of his journey with chiropractic. He states, “We’ve got to let people know it is a necessity, it’s not even an option, it’s a necessity to have a chiropractor. As much as one has a dentist, a family should have a chiropractor. Every seminar I do about exercise, weight resistance training and nutrition, I talk about the importance of chiropractic.”
He’s also been quoted speaking about the importance of chiropractic care in direct reference to health and wellness. “Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit,” he said. “I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team, the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors.”
“Is chiropractic right for me?” That is a common question that I hear often. After looking at the behavior of those who are the best in their field and have access to the best available care -- those like Arnold Schwarzenegger -- my response is that if it is good enough for them, isn’t it likely that it’s good enough for you?
And, here is the beauty of treatment at The Joint Chiropractic: The mission is to improve the quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care. That means you don’t need to make as much as those celebrities to implement it as a part of your health and life!
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