Sports Performance

“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 asI see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”

Tom Brady 3 Super Bowl Championship Rings MVP award winner  Quarterback – New England Patriots

“Being a chiropractor 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

“Dr. Andrew Klein, the official chiropractor for the 2000 U.S. Olympic medical staff, identified a key reason why athletes have taken to chiropractic: it keeps them in top shape—without the use of drugs. “Athletes have come to rely on manual therapy because the list of banned substances [for the Olympics] is so long, and also because they feel it enhances their performance.”


90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by movement of the spine.

Source: Dr. Roger Sperry, Noble Prize recipient for brain research

In one study of fifty athletes, 25 received Chiropractic care and 25 athletes served as controls. They used 11 separate tests to measure different aspects of athletic ability. After 6 weeks, the chiropractic group had shown an 18% improvement in eye-hand coordination, while the control group had only shown a 1% response. After 12 weeks, the Chiropractic group had exhibited more than 30% improvement.

Source: Lauro A. Mouch B. Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation. 1991; 6:84-87

More and more professional sports teams are utilizing chiropractic care for their team members.

  • 45% of the trainers themselves had been to a chiropractor.
  • 71% of the trainers had worked professionally with a chiropractor.
  • 77% of the trainers have referred players to a chiropractor.
  • 100% of the trainers revealed that some players use a chiropractor
    without being referred by the team doctor.
  • 81% of the trainers agree that there is a role for chiropractors in the NFL.
  • An additional 12% of teams that do not have chiropractors on staff refer players to chiropractors.

Source: 2003-2004 Connecticut Chiropractic Association

Dennis Hall, Olympic silver medalist in wrestling, says, “Chiropractic speeds my recovery time, improves my flexibility, helps my breathing and allows me to wrestle without pain and perform better.”

Source: Today’s Chiropractic, Nov./Dec. 1996, Muscle and Fitness Magazine – Nov. 1995

The Brain is protected by the skull, and the spinal cord is surrounded by 24 moveable vertebrae – these are like the “circuit breakers” of the nervous system.

Your brain monitors every cell, muscle, gland, organ, and system in your body by sending and receiving information via the spine.

One would deduce that if you want your entire body to function at its maximum potential, you need a nervous system that is CLEAR of any and all interference.

Chiropractors are the only doctors in the world that are specifically trained to locate, analyze, and correct vertebral subluxations.

Vertebral Subluxations are vertebrae that have misaligned and cause nervous system interference

When the spine and nervous system are clear of interference, your body can function at its maximum performance!

And that’s why Chiropractic has become an essential part of every major sports team.

It’s the NEW drug-free secret weapon!

Source: Dr. Len Schwartz, Sports Performance and Chiropractic, March 2000 – Philadelphia, PA 19115

A recent study published in the March/April 2002 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, (JMPT) examined the usage of chiropractic care by National Football League teams throughout the US. The Journal article reported on the results of a survey of NFL trainers on their usage and referral to chiropractic care. Participants of the survey were head athletic trainers of the 36 National Football League teams. They were all men, and all had at least 17 years of experience and had served with their present team in their current position for a minimum of 1 year.

The results of the survey showed that 45% percent of the trainers themselves have been treated by a chiropractor. Presently 31% of NFL teams use chiropractors in an official capacity as part of their staffs. However, even though not necessarily on the staff of the NFL team a full 77% of the trainers have referred to a chiropractor for evaluation or treatment. Probably the most telling result of the survey is that 100% of trainers agree that some players use chiropractic care without referral from team medical staff.

In addition to NFL players, many athletes from many sports depend on chiropractic care. One such athlete is John Stockton, a professional basketball player and future hall of famer. In an April 2, 2002 article that appeared in the Toronto Star, writer Doug Smith asks and answers the question concerning John Stockton’s longevity, “What is the secret to John Stockton’s continued success on the NBA basketball court at age 40? 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.”

Athletes and Chiropractic make a perfect team. Chiropractors are showing more and more athletes how to increase and improve their athletic performance by keeping their spine and nervous system free of interference.