Did you know football players are more and more frequently being treated with integrative care? An estimated 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic to prevent injuries and increase performance. In fact, all 32 teams in the NFL provide their players and personnel with chiropractic physician services as part of the triage in managing and preventing injuries. Chiropractic Care is playing an increasingly important role in sports performance and physical rehabilitation. As Jerry Rice, 2010 NFL Hall of Fame inductee, has explained, “I did a lot of things to stay in the game, but regular visits to my chiropractor made all the difference.”
More recently, former New England Patriots linebacker, James Harrison shared his experience with Acupuncture and Chiropractic Care with National Geographic. Harrison, joined the team in the Super Bowl as being the oldest reigning defensive player in professional football at 39. Harrison swears by acupuncture and cupping, to reduce muscle soreness and allows his body to bounce back quicker after intense games and long practices. In a recent article by National Geographic, Harrison squashes any disbelief in Chinese Medicine being a great recovery tool.
Similarly, his teammate Tom Brady is also an active believer in alternative medicine. NFL quarterback, Brady, has never been silent about his advocacy of holistic medicine. Brady believes in using Functional Medicine and Nutrition as a personalized tool for his own health. He believes for his body, the best foods are “alkalizing” and “anti-inflammatory” for him to perform his best. He also steers clear of alcohol, gluten, and foods containing MSG.
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