February is our Annual Exercise Challenge Month!!! It’s time to get those bodies moving! Exercise is one of the 5 factors of health and one of the most important things you can do to support your well-being and longevity. As chiropractors, we help many athletes sustain their health, strength and endurance to allow for optimum performance.
Here is a list of a few athletes that utilize chiropractic care for their health….
Arguably, the most famous NBA player of all time, Michael Jordan played basketball for 15 seasons. The five-time MVP, even retired and returned to the game after his thirteenth year in the pros. Jordan counts chiropractic care for keeping him mobile during those years and for improving his game.
The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist had this to say about chiropractic care:
“I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.”
Tom Brady, Quarterback for the New England, Patriots, is an athlete with incredible stats, but this one is my favorite:
The New England, Patriots have been to the Super Bowl 9 times, and they have won seven times. Of those wins, Tom Brady wore the ring on five occasions.
“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better,” Brady says. “When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything is in place. And, as long as I see the chiropractor,” Brady continued, “I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”
Michael Phelps has won more gold medals than any athlete in Olympic history. Phelps uses chiropractic care to keep him at the top of his sport. In an interview with Details magazine, Phelps credits chiropractic techniques with being essential to his recovery after hard workouts.
Lance Armstrong, despite the controversy, is one of the most famous cyclists of all time. Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France races, survived testicular cancer, and went on to compete again.
Armstrong said this about chiropractic care:
“The team wasn’t just riders. It was the mechanics, masseurs, chefs, seigneurs and doctors. But, the most important man on the team may have been the chiropractor.”
Evander Holyfield’s impressive career began in the early 1980s, and by 1984 he had won a Bronze Medal in the Olympics.
Holyfield retired in 2012 and fought his last match in 2011. This means his career spanned almost three decades—an amazing feat in such a brutal sport.
However, Holyfield didn’t just use chiropractic care occasionally. The former boxer says this:
“I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has been playing soccer since he was a kid. He currently plays for Real Madrid. And after decades in the sport and a list of injuries two pages long, he shows no signs of letting up.
Ronaldo set the record for fastest soccer player, beating out more than 700 players who were younger, in 2018. This is after the injuries and after his latest diagnosis of patellar tendinosis, which was successfully treated by a chiropractor. This was after his latest World Cup. In fact, it was just prior to his thirty-third birthday, which is considered past retirement age for a professional soccer player.
To learn more about how your chiropractic adjustments improve your body’s movement, check out this video