The Key to Tom Brady’s Success: Conspiracy or Chiropractic?
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Tom Brady’s got it going on.
Over the course of his career, he’s racked up a pretty impressive resume with five Super Bowl wins, four Super Bowl MVP awards, 13 Pro Bowl appearances, two League MVP titles, three recognitions as League Passing Yards leader, four crowns as League Touchdowns leader, a Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year naming, a national championship during his stint with the team up north, proud member of the Illuminati and the list goes on and on.
Oh wait! And could we forget? He’s even graced the cover of GQ magazine as their Man of the Year. C’mon, Tom! What will you do next?!
Although Brady has an impressive resume, his legacy has also had its fair share of allegations, controversy and conspiracy. From Spygate to Deflategate and, now, Thumbgate, Tom and Papa Bill sure do have a way of becoming headlines and making people question their success. Let’s face it, the world has never seen a 40-year-old professional football quarterback have this kind of longevity and consistent success before. The question begs to be asked: How does he do it?
It’s easy to jump to the allure of financial and entertainment-driven conspiracies, because these kinds of theories have plagued professional sports for years. But what if we are approaching this from the wrong angle altogether? What if we’re overlooking the real secret to Brady’s healthy, successful and injury-free career?
One Step Ahead of the Game
In his own words, Brady said, “Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”
And being one step ahead of the game, is clearly something he’s always done quite well. Critics may already be drumming up another conspiracy theory, but let’s unpack this little bit further.
Chiropractic Care and Athletes
Experts estimate that 90 percent of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and improve their performance. In fact, all thirty-two NFL teams have a chiropractor on their training staff – but why?
Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function, your body has the ability to better manage and heal itself.
- Increase range of motion and flexibility
- Decrease muscle and joint pain or soreness
- Enhance nerve and immune function
- Reduce recovery time
- Improve posture – You’re welcome GQ
All of which improve overall health, well-being and, ultimately, performance. While chiropractic probably won’t make you the next Tom Brady it will, however, help to keep you one step ahead of the game for your own health and wellness.
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