Professional Football Chiropractic Society Expands to All NFL Teams
There are a growing number of professional athletic associations and leagues, that are incorporating chiropractic care into the framework of their organization. So many different sports place significant strain on the musculoskeletal system and outside of surgery, pharmacological treatments, and other invasive procedures, different organizations are turning to alternative methods to improve the health and quality of life of their athletes.
Athletes in the National Football League (NFL) endure some of the most physically stringent schedules in all of sports. The amount of contact that these athletes face on a week-to-week basis between practice and games, combined with the grueling travel schedule and off-field training presents an overwhelming number of opportunities for injury to arise.
Aside from the current concerns with head injuries and concussion issues that have arisen over the past few years, there is a significant increase in injuries to the spine and neck. These injuries play a role in the propensity for NFL athletes to get concussions in game scenarios, but more and more teams are acknowledging the role of the chiropractic care in preventing injury and treating musculoskeletal problems that these athletes face.
The Professional Football Chiropractic Society recently announced that they would be providing services to all 32 teams in the NFL. In an effort to promote chiropractic care in one of the most expansive populations of professional athletes in the United States, the Professional Football Chiropractic Society will fully staff all teams with chiropractic care clusters. NFL athletes do not only want the opportunity to heal and have injuries treated with chiropractic care, but are desiring chiropractic care as a preventative measure to increase strength, stability, and flexibility.
The popularity of chiropractic care is growing among NFL players, according to the Professional Football Chiropractic Society. The organization highlights players such as Reggie Bush, Marques Colston, Lance Moore, and many other notable names in the NFL who have been receiving chiropractic care as early as their high school days, continuing the process throughout their college and professional career.
The crossover between professional sports and chiropractic care is beneficial for both partires. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress has appointed Hall of Famer Jerry Rice as a spokesperson for their cause and along with the new developments within the Professional Football Chiropractic Society and the NFL, we can expect to see this relationship grow even more over time.