New Orleans Saints 2006 first round pick, Reggie Bush, has been receiving regular chiropractic care since playing football in high school and during his collegiate years. “I look at chiropractic care as important to keeping me healthy and at the top of my game,” said the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time National Champion while playing for the University of Southern California (USC). Saints wide receiver Lance Moore, who converted a crucial 2-point conversion during Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, also relies on chiropractic treatment to be game-time ready. “Not only did my chiropractor get me back on the field, but he helped me to stay on the field. My body just feels much better overall because of the care I’ve gotten,” says Moore.
High level athletes in almost every sport have chosen to make chiropractic care a part of their training and a part of their lifestyle. Some of the top athletes in the world have praised chiropractic care in times of injury, and for helping them reach their full athletic potential. Chiropractic gives athletes the advantage that they need to compete at the highest level. This is especially important for college-bound athletes. Colleges want to invest scholarship funds in healthy students rather than risk their dollars on athletes with chronic injuries.
Chiropractors are trained to maintain proper function of the spine, joints, and nerve system so that the human body can perform at its maximum potential. This is a proactive approach that can counter the intense levels of physical and mental stress every student athlete experiences on a daily basis. To perform at their best, an athlete should include a chiropractor as part of their health care team.
About the author: Dr. Barbara Kaiser, DC, CCWP, is a wellness-certified chiropractor at Vital Life Chiropractic in Eagan, Minnesota.