From a young age, athletes get into a routine when it comes to the care and maintenance of their bodies. Athletic trainers are there on the sidelines to help with common or urgent issues, as well as in the athletic training room to help with the rehabilitation and management of larger injuries and dysfunctions. However, establishing a relationship between athletes and chiropractic care is a growing trend that is gaining momentum from the most elite athletes to youth sports.
Many athletes are pairing the care they receive from their athletic training team with chiropractic medicine to address chronic weaknesses, postural issues, flexibility and overall health and wellness. Professional athletes like Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Brady and more have given glowing recommendations of chiropractic and how it has played a role in their successful athletic careers. This mainstream utilization has broken the stereotype of chiropractors only cracking backs and necks, and has educated athletes on the merits of elevating musculoskeletal care.
The benefits of chiropractic care in athletics
There are four main benefits athletes can expect once they begin seeing a chiropractor for regular maintenance of their bodies:
- Helps heal injuries
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Corrected asymmetries of the body
… factors that every athlete can benefit from!
Three-time super bowl champion Roger Craig has been a public advocate for how chiropractic care was the foundation of his injury prevention and rehabilitation efforts. Watch below as he explains how chiropractic saved his career!