The Euros are in full swing, Wimbledon starts next week and the Rio 2016 Olympics are just around the corner, to name but a few. It may come as a surprise just how many sports men and women benefit from chiropractic treatment. Here are just a few famous faces.
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Chiropractic is fundamental in sports medicine and many trainers will encourage it before, during, and after any physical performance, giving many athletes the edge that makes them world class.
Here are a few examples of how chiropractors have kept the sports world in motion.
Yes the fastest man on earth benefits from regular chiropractic treatment. Usain Bolt has shared that to help him keep in top shape he couldn’t do without his regular chiropractic care. His strenuous training regime includes regular sessions with his chiropractor.
Considered as one of the greatest professional golfers of all time, Tiger Woods has had numerous visits to chiropractic clinics throughout his career. In fact he says chiropractic care has helped him enhance his physical well-being. He goes on to say that chiropractic care is as vital as his daily training and exercise.
Known as “The Real Deal,” Evander Holyfield is a world renowned American boxer who became the champion in both heavyweight and cruiserweight categories. As a boxer, Holyfield admits that before his training, he makes sure that he first visits his chiropractor. In fact, he has at least three chiropractic sessions in a week.
Arnold Schwarzenegger started weight training when he was 15 years old. Arnold claims that chiropractic care has been largely beneficial to his overall health. In fact, he believes that a timely visit to his chiropractor is hugely responsible for his long-lasting vigor!
“He (his chiropractor) adjusts my wife, my kids, me, everybody gets an adjustment. And we feel always great when Franco leaves. Even when I have athletic injuries he’s always there for me and helps me.”
Decathlon Gold Medalist, “If it were not for chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal”.
Chiropractic Care at the Olympics
For years, chiropractors have worked with world-class Olympic athletes to improve their strength, endurance, and range of motion while training. For the first time ever in 2012 chiropractic care was offered to athletes at the Olympic games in 2012. They worked as part of a large multi-disciplinary team in the polyclinic. In addition many countries sent their own team chiropractors, with the US team sending over 100 chiropractors to treat their athletes
In the run up to the 2012 games UK chiropractors treated Usain Bolt to recover from a back injury and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has been having treatment since 2008.
In fact US exercise physiologist Sean Atkins estimates that at least 90% of elite athletes use chiropractic on a regular basis to prevent injuries and enhance performance.