Many professional sports people recognise the value that Chiropractors add to themselves and their clubs, not only in terms of treatment, but also in the prevention of injury.
Chiropractic adjustments help to improve the overall function of the nervous system which is responsible for every function in your body. The brain is the control centre and tells your body what to do and when, from the beating of your heart to the movement of your limbs.
We haven’t got wifi in our bodies, so that all needs to be hardwired in and the electric cables in our bodies are the nerves. These nerves leave the brain as the spinal cord and exit the spine on either side between the vertebrae to deliver instructions to their respective body parts. Sometimes the vertebrae can become misaligned or fixed which can inhibit the way the nerves conduct (think of it like a kink in a hose). This can lead to dysfunction and weakness.
Therefore, ensuring that the nerves have a good, uninterrupted and un-impinged pathway from the brain to the muscles means that they are much more efficient at doing their job, which can mean the difference between gold or silver.
“I would estimate that at least 90% of world class athletes use Chiropractic on a regular basis to prevent injuries and to improve their performance.”
Sean Atkins, Ph.D. Exercise Physiologist
“I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to my chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge.”
“I’ve been going to a Chiropractor for as long as I can remember. It is as important to my training as the practice of my swing. ”
“It 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. . ..Chiropractic is about natural, preventive healthcare. . . Whenever I have a problem — or even if I don’t have a problem — and I go to a Chiropractor, my problems are gone for a long time.”
"I had great results that were not short lived. That followed up with regular sessions I saw improvements that I had never seen before and that reflected in the way my body held up on a day to day basis which eventually saw me achieve 4th place in the 2009 Tour de France under his supervision."
Bradley Wiggins, Multi Olympic gold medal winner and 2012 Tour de France champion.
Also, the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt.
Usain regularly utilises Chiropractic care to improve his performance!