While professional football players strive to maintain top physical condition, they are also subject to tremendous jolting and force during both practice and game time. As a result, their bodies quickly become out of alignment and often they develop various aches and pain from sustained injuries.
Over the years Chiropractic care has become an integral part of the health and training programs for all 32 NFL teams. On average, an NFL team chiropractor typically gives 30-50 treatments per week according to the Professional Football Chiropractic Society.
A serious injury to a key professional football player can be financially costly to the team during the season. That’s why when a player takes a particularly hard hit and ends up injured and hurting, he must be properly treated so that he can get back onto the field as soon as possible. A quicker recovery time and an increased level of performance are only two of many reasons that football players love their chiropractic care. This gentle but effective treatment is often used to help heal conditions like neuro-musculoskeletal strain injuries, neck pain, low back pain, strains to the hamstring and quadriceps, and even whiplash injuries.
NFL Jerry Rice once said, “I did a lot of things to stay in the game, but the most important was the visit to my chiropractor.” Even former Bronco’s quarterback, Peyton Manning, was known to receive weekly chiropractic treatments, including Active Release Technique that helped him stay in top form to lead the team to a Superbowl win.
In reality, most of us aren’t professional athletes. However, we can still learn a tremendous amount from these football players who consistently receive chiropractic adjustments for recovery and preventative maintenance. This year, while you’re gathered around your television cheering for the Broncos, remember why professional football players love their team chiropractor. And most importantly, consider how routine chiropractic care helps to keep your favorite team members in the game and performing at their highest level possible.