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Major Athletes Who Credit Chiropractic

By Genevieve Smith

Chiropractic care is commonly integrated into sports medicine. Back in 2002, 31 percent of National Football League teams had a chiropractor on staff. The reputation for chiropractic has only grown since then; today, almost every NFL team has a dedicated team chiropractor. It is useful for enhancing athletic performance, from amping up balance to helping heal injuries. Take it from some of the top athletes in the world -- chiropractic can help you gain the winning edge. 

Tiger Woods: Golf

One of the highest paid athletes in the world over the past several years, Tiger Woods has gained celebrity status for his golfing skills. As he put it, “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: Football

Jerry Rice is known as the most statistically productive wide receiver in NFL history. Considered one of the greatest football players of all time, he has spoken openly about the leg up that chiropractic gave him. Football is a rough sport, and Rice has said it helped him to “stay in the game..

Evander Holyfield: Boxing

Evander Holyfield became the undisputed cruiserweight and then heavyweight champion, and the first and only to dominate both categories. This earned him the nickname “The Real Deal.” He says chiropractic is the real deal, and explained the role chiropractic played in his pursuit of success, by saying he had to have an adjustment before going into the ring. “The majority of boxers go to get that edge," he has noted.

Michael Jordan: Basketball

Michael Jordan is touted as arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. He played 15 seasons in the NBA, and continuously searched ways to be the best player on the court. Heavily involved with the development of Air Jordans, he helped elevate shoes as an enhancement to improve performance and protect players’ bodies -- and extend that message to the public. At the height of his game, Michael commented, “Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.” He added that he didn’t know how much he could improve until he started seeing a chiropractor. 

Chiropractic has made an impact on the careers of some of the most successful athletes of all time. Scores of professional players are regularly adjusted by the staffs kept on hand by the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball. Explore getting your competitive edge with The Joint Chiropractic. Pick up the phone, give them a call, or just stroll in today and take advantage of affordable pricing and insurance options. The Joint’s chiropractors are ready to develop a plan with you to help you attain your goals!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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