Golfer Jordan Spieth Seen as a Key Contributor to Chiropractic Care Awareness
Professional sports often have the capability of reaching a variety of different sectors of the population regarding many issues. Professional athletes can influence us in ways that many dedicated organizations try to do, and the power that professional athletes have in terms of communicating certain issues to the public. With this influence, professional athletes are in a unique position that is enviable for many organizations that are striving to make a difference in this world.
This year, 21-year old professional golfer Jordan Spieth won his first Masters title at Augusta National. Upon claiming victory with one of the lowest scores in the history of the tournament, Spieth had a lot of people to thank. One individual in his team that received a big thank you was his chiropractor, Dr. Troy Van Biezen. This is one of the first instances in which we have heard a chiropractor mentioned in the spotlight in terms of contribution to a professional athlete excelling and performing at an extremely high level, and Jordan Spieth really did set a precedent in this situation.
In East Brunswick, New Jersey, one chiropractor is quite thrilled with the boost that Jordan Spieth gave chiropractic care in terms of awareness and recognition as an effective treatment method for musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Ken Freedman of the Freedman Chiropractic Center LLC looks to Jordan Spieth’s thank you to his chiropractor as a truly important development in chiropractic care as this event had a far-reaching impact in the golfing community. Dr. Freedman sees tons of patients who are avid golfers and that have all kinds of musculoskeletal injuries related to their sport.
Golf is quite repetitive in terms of the strenuous swing and the long hours spend walking along the course, and many individuals who are not immersed in the golf community cast doubt on its stringent physical requirements. Additionally, the diverse array of injuries that chiropractors see in golfers can be easily mitigated if certain principles for preventative musculoskeletal health are kept in mind throughout a round of golf. Dr. Freedman asserts that Jordan Spieth has turned the heads of many golfers which in turn bodes well for the future of chiropractic care.