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What the pros say...

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM

How do professional athletes keep their edge? Read it directly from their own mouths below. For a brief explanation on what regular chiropractic care does for your sports performance, read this article here.

"If not for chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal"
- Dan O'Brien - 1996 Decathalon Gold Medalist "World's Greatest Athlete"

"In this game you have to take care of your body, " said wide receiver Hines Ward. "Over the course of a game your body just feels wrecked. Every Monday it hurts to get out of bed. I told my chiropractor, I want to feel good in the morning. A lot of my credit goes to him for keeping me healthy."
- Hines Ward, Super Bowl XL MVP

"I only wish I had tried chiropractic a few years ago when I first started having back pain and maybe surgery would have never happened - now we know that chiropractic is not just for bad backs or necks. It's about prevention, so your body can function at optimum health. That is why children should also be adjusted."
- Joe Montana, NFL hall of fame

"The best way to use Chiropractic is not only after injuries, but before they occur"
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I definitely try to get on a basis where I use chiropractic at least twice a week. I would definitely say that it helps me to perform at a higher level."
- Emmit Smith, NFL

"Once I drove 20 miles to see a chiropractor before I go into the ring"
- Evander Holyfield, Heavy weight boxing champion

"Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me immensely. Lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I've been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing."
- Tiger Woods - PGA Professional

"Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. 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."
- Tom Brady, 2 Super Bowl MVP's, 3 Time Champ Quarterback - New England Patriots

In an April 2, 2002 article that appeared in the Toronto Star: writer Doug Smith asks a question concerning John Stockton's longevity, "What is the secret to your (John Stockton's) continued success on the NBA basketball court at age 40?" Stockton responded, "A Good Chiropractor." When asked to explain his usage of chiropractic John's response was, "I'm not a good enough expert on what that (chiropractic) entails, but it's not just adjustments, it's balancing muscles and overall health." John then added, "It's been great for me, and for my family." - John Stockton, NBA Great

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