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Chiropractic Helps Professional Athletes

By Paul Rothbart

We are a sports obsessed society. People follow their favorite teams in multiple sports, fanatically living and dying with each win or loss. My love for the New York Rangers, Mets, Knicks, and Giants goes back to childhood and is unshakeable. In addition to support, those fans generate a ton of revenue. Teams that win draw bigger crowds and get higher television ratings. Not to mention the merchandise. That's a lot of pressure on owners, general managers, coaches, and players. Elite athletes have to perform at the highest levels consistently. This requires a healthy sound body. Not easy, given the intensity of professional sports, especially the more physical ones such as hockey and football. A team's medical staff is every bit as valuable as its coaching staff. Among these medical professionals, many pros find a chiropractor to be a key to keeping their bodies in top playing shape.

It's true in New York, and it's true in Houston. 

History of Chiropractors in Sports

Dr. George Goodheart served as the official chiropractor for the 1980 U.S. Winter Olympic team at Lake Placid. Yes, that one, where the United States won the gold medal in hockey in the "miracle on ice." He was the first chiropractor ever assigned to an Olympic team. Later, Dr. William Moreau became the U.S. Olympic Committee's managing director of sports medicine, the first chiropractor to hold that position. It is now common for professional sports teams to have a chiropractic staff to care for the spines and joints of their precious athletes.

A Guy You May Have Heard of Who Relied on Chiropractic

Five-time NBA MVP and six-time champion, Michael Jordan, spent 15 seasons running up and down the court. His Airness swore by chiropractic to reach and stay at the top of his game. Jordan stated, "I didn't know how much I could improve until I started using a chiropractor. I've improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically." 

Another Superstar Who Leans on Chiropractic

Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an iron man who is still playing at 43, is another legendary player who owes his health to a chiropractor. Going for his seventh Super Bowl title in 2021, Brady said, "and as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I'm one step ahead of the game." That's a strong endorsement from a guy who has taken his share of hard knocks.

Chiropractic medicine has reached a high level of respect. Professional sports franchises and their elite athletes rely on chiropractic care to keep them in the game. If they can win titles with the help of chiropractic, think of what it can do for you in everyday life. Visit The Joint Chiropractic.

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

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