History has shown us that Chiropractic is widely recognized in the athletic arena. Professional sports teams understand the importance of retaining a team Chiropractor who can attend to players on the sidelines during games. The list of examples is endless (golf pros, MMA fighters, hockey players, extreme snowboarders, etc.). Whether an athlete is on a team or participating in an individual sport, Chiropractic has probably played a role in their athletic development. There is a staggering amount of evidence and research that supports the effectiveness of Chiropractic, but it is even more telling to note just how many athletes depend on chiropractors to keep them in the game.
The 2010 Winter Olympics were proud to be the first to fully integrate Chiropractic into host medical services. Even with this recent success, Chiropractic doctors were already working directly with sports teams and Olympic athletes decades before the Vancouver Games.
Of course, not all of us are pro athletes, but many of us still receive the benefit of Chiropractic care. Approximately 80% of all people will experience a spine or spine related problem and that’s not just the high performance types. The one thing we do have in common is that we all have a back, something all chiropractors understand very well.