Athletes and Celebrities Using Chiropractic
Why have Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, Joe Montana, Emmit Smith and hundreds of other professional athletes all turned to chiropractic care? Because it has been shown to increase athletic performance as much as 16.7%.
"Athletes today are in the most competitive environment we have ever seen. Chiropractic care plays a vital role in musculoskeletal performance, prevention of injury, and recovery from injury. That's why so many pro athletes are turning to chiropractic care," says Dr. Strauman.
Seven time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong has been a long time advocate of chiropractic care. He has brought his personal chiropractor to every single Tour De France. After one of his victories, he said he could not have won without his chiropractor.
Three-time Super Bowl champion and all time leading rusher, Emmit Smith, also attributes much of his success to chiropractic care. Being a running back during a 16 game season takes its wear and tear on the body. Emmit Smith attributes much of his long healthy career to chiropractic care.
A few years ago Scottie Pippen was playing in the NBA finals with the Chicago Bulls. Since the Bulls do not have a chiropractor on staff, he paid for his own. Care was administered to him at least once during the actual finals game.
There's good reason these athletes are turning to chiropractic care. A study in 1991, published in the journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation, revealed that chiropractic care can increase athletic performance by as much as 16.7% over two weeks. Another study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research in 1997 revealed that chiropractic care increases your capillary count, meaning increased blood flow. The benefits of increased blood flow are substantial for any athlete.
"If not for chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal! You obviously can't compete at your fullest if you are not in alignment. It is essential to me in my training routine. I really think chiropractic is essential in running."
- Dan O'Brien – 1996 Gold Medalist "World's Greatest Athlete"
I only wish I had tried chiropractic a few years ago when I first started having back pain and maybe surgery would have never happened - now we know that chiropractic is not just for bad backs or necks. It's about prevention, so your body can function at optimum health. That is why children should also be adjusted."
- Joe Montana – Professional Football Player
"There is really no better profession than chiropractic. You really helped me.... I depend on chiropractic and so does my whole family. I found it was better to go to the chiropractor before you get injured. Chiropractic is truly one of the few professions that really helps people in a straightforward way with no monkey business, like some of the other professions promise to help, but this chiropractic is the real thing."
-Arnold Schwarzenegger – Actor, Athlete, and Governor
I definitely try to get on a basis where I use chiropractic at least twice a week. I would definitely say that it helps me to perform at a higher level."
- Emmit Smith
In this game you have to take care of your body," said wide receiver Hines Ward. "Over the course of a game your body just feels wrecked. Every Monday it hurts to get out of bed. "I told my chiropractor, I want to feel good in the morning. A lot of my credit goes to him for keeping me healthy."
- Hines Ward – Super Bowl XL MVP
Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me immensely. Lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I've been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing."
- Tiger Woods – PGA Professional
Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I'm about three inches taller and everything's in place. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I'm one step ahead of the game".
- Tom Brady – 2 Super Bowl MVP's, Quarterback New England Patriots
In an April 2, 2002 article that appeared in the Toronto Star, writer Doug Smith asks a question concerning John Stockton's longevity, "What is the secret to your continued success on the NBA basketball court at age 40?" Stockton responded, "A Good Chiropractor." When asked to explain his usage of chiropractic, John's response was, "I'm not a good enough expert on what that (chiropractic) entails, but it's not just adjustments, it's balancing muscles and overall health." John then added, "It's been great for me, and for my family."
- John Stockton – NBA Great
Other Notable Chiropractic Patients Include:
Dan Rather, Terrell Davis, Neil Diamond, Richard Pryor, Dennis Weaver, Jane Seymour, Adam Arkin, David Duchovney, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Gere, Robin Williams, David Copperfield, Penny Marshall, Kim Bassinger, Alec Baldwin, Richard Gere, Whoopie Goldberg, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Robert Parish, Jack Sikma, "CATS" cast, Scottie Pippin, John Stockton, John Smolz, Chris Sabo, Robby Thompson, Kirt Manwarning, Mark Portugal, Brett Butler, Don Sutton, Denzel Washington, Madonna, Rosanne Cash, Alabama, Connie Smith, Travis Tritt, Kenny Loggins, Victoria Williams, The B-52's, Muhammad Ali, Atlanta Falcons Team, San Francisco 49ers Team, Detroit Lions Team, Denver Broncos Team, Dallas Cowboys Team, Members of The Greatful Dead, Extreme, and Bon Jovi. Mindy Mylrea, Larry & Todd Wise, Bernard Horn, Jose Canseco, Wade Boggs, Greg Mathews, Ryne Sandberg, John Smoltz, Chris Sabo, Robby Thompson, Mark McGwire, Kirt Manwaring, Mark Portugal, Brett Butler, Wes Parker, Don Sutton, Roberto Clemente, Rick Monday, Jeff Reardon, Warren Moon, Brian Hansen, Terance Mathis, Gary Downs, Byron Hanspard, Ruffin Hamilton, Craig Sauer, Lester Archambeau, Byron Hanspard, Ruffin Hamilton, Craig Sauer, Ronnie Bradford, Tim Dwight, Bob Christian, Joe Profit, Lenny McGill, Keith Crawford, Corey Louchiey, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Marcello Angelini, Daniella Buson, Kenny Sousa, Joel Thompson, Brent Steiner, Fred Klaven, Dr. Frank Columbo, Lee Haney, Clifta Coulter, John Defendis, Grace Lewis, Kevin Levrone, Rick Valente, Rocky Marciano, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, Tony Lopez, Michael Carbajol, Fred Funk, Barbara Bunkowsky, Patti Rizzo, Sandra Palmer, Lynn Connelly, Beth Daniel, Jan Stephenson, Donna White, Kim Bauer, Patty Sheehan, Lynn Adams, Sally Little, Amy Alcott, Mary Lou Retton, Olga Korbut, Brett Hall, Detroit Red Wings Team, Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Jorge Angat, Joe Greene, Donovan Bailey, Alberto Juantorena, Bruce Jenner, Mac Wilkins, Dwight Stones, Edwin Moses, Maria Maricich, Suzy Chaffee, Mary Decker, Willie Banks, Joseph Arvay, Nancy Ditz, Gregg Blasingame, Brian Haynes, Dr. George Billauer, Team Chiropractor for the 1994 US World Cup Soccer Team, Ritchie Rudolph, Mark Kechele, Jeff Booth, Billy Jean King, Jim Connors, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Tracy Austin, Mark Allen, Craig Reynolds, Larry Rhoads, Sinjin Smith, Randy Stoklos, Kent Steffes, Tim Hovland, Craig Moothart, Mary Jo Peppler... Just to name a few...