Chiropractic for Non-Athletes and Athletes

As some of you already know, Chiropractic is great for conditions involving back/neck pain ranging from arthritis to general everyday aches and pains. Chiropractic is excellent for headaches as well as some of you have recently discovered. But did you know Chiropractic can be used to treat much more than the problems previously listed?

As of today, professional athletes in a wide range of sports seek out the care of chiropractors. Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Maurice Jones-Drew, Terrell Owens, Arnold Schwarzenegger (especially during his body building years), Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, and Tom Brady just to name a few. Here is a direct quote from Tom Brady about chiropractic: “Just over the course of the season, your body takes quite a beating,” said Brady. “Every week, it’s about how fast you can recover and whether you can be up to full speed at practice on Wednesday after a game on Sunday. “[Chiropractic] just makes you feel so much better,” he adds. “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.”

Professional athletes are very gifted athletically. Ever wonder why athletes do so well (generally speaking) on Dancing with the Stars? Athletes need to keep that athletic body finely tuned in any way to gain an edge on their competitors. Many professional athletes are seeking out chiropractors for their numerous injuries. Why can’t an everyday person seek out Chiropractors for aches and pains? Through our jobs and careers, we undoubtedly sustain minor/major injuries throughout the work day just like athletes. In fact, a desk job is very difficult on the body by not moving around. The human body was not meant to sit around for half the day. While attending school and spending countless hours studying, I discovered that sitting around and bending over schoolwork was very stressful not only emotionally and mentally but also physically. Fortunately, I was in the best place where regular adjustments had me operating at or near 100% efficiency. As for my experience in athletics playing sports throughout middle school and high school, I would not have recovered as quickly from my many injuries if it weren’t for my personal Chiropractor and my father Dr. Zev Myerowitz. I had numerous ankle sprains, wrist sprains, elbow and knee pains, colds, flu’s, and a brush with appendicitis (will discuss in next newsletter) and returned faster than my fellow classmates and teammates. As much as I dislike reading this (being a big Red Sox fan) I am not surprised at the success the New York Yankees achieved in the 1920’s and 1930’s. During this time the Yankees had a team Chiropractor. The Yankees requested that the New York Daily news keep quiet about the team Chiropractor as Chiropractic was illegal during this time period in New York. Coincidentally, the Yankees won the World Series in 1923, 1927, 1928, and 1932. The team Chiropractor was Dr. Erie Painter.

Today many professional teams and several colleges/universities have Chiropractors on staff for their athletes. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work a little with the University of Missouri (Mizzou) athletes while attending Logan College of Chiropractic. Working with the athletes was an amazing experience and they were excited and very thankful for our knowledge and treatments. The athletes would line up before we arrived to await their treatments and the athletic training staff stood and watched our treatments and discovered what exactly we do. The trainers and athletes recognized how important Chiropractic was to their overall success in the athletic playing field and how the athletes returned to play faster from injuries.

So in closing to my first newsletter, I would like to personally thank you all for giving me the opportunity to work with you and to share some of the knowledge I’ve gained. Chiropractic is more than just neck and back pain. If you have questions about certain pains or ailments other than your neck and back do not be afraid to ask. If athletes get Chiropractic care to help them excel and get a step above their competitors, why can’t you? Also some famous actors/actresses are listed below and again are only a select few of the many!


List of Athletes/Celebrities Who Utilize Chiropractic

1. Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Johnny Damon, Emmitt Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Evander Holyfield, Wade Boggs, Deepak Chopra, Montel Williams, Cher, Michael Jordan, Robin Williams, Demi Moore, Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Seinfeld, Denzel Washington, Aaron Rodgers, John Stockton, Van Halen, Madonna, Linda Hamilton, Jane Seymour, and Whitney Houston.

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