Chiropractic Medicine has been an integral part of professional sports since the 1920’s. Legends like Babe Ruth and Lou Gherig have been known to have utilized chiropractic care at that time.
Chiropractic care helps athletes reach peak performance by improving flexibility, improving range of motion, promoting and teaching proper biomechanics, decreasing recovery time, and preventing injuries from occurring.
NFL – 34 chiropractors for 32 teams
NHL: 37 chiropractors for 31 teams
MLB: 28 teams utilize chiropractic services
NBA: almost all teams
Soccer: Women’s World Cup, FIFA World Cup, most MLS teams
PGA: Winners like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Zach Johnson, Jordan Speith, and Phil Mickelson have all utilized and credited chiropractic care to enhance their performance, to name a few.
Weightlifting/CrossFit: Recently, Dr. J. Aaron Wolfe, DC was given confirmation that he will be a part of the Sports Medicine Team for Team USA at the USA Weightlifting Colorado Springs Open.
NCAA and school-age: More than 30 million U.S. children participate in organized sports and in 2006, 39% of NCAA collegiate teams utilized chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care has been utilized in the Olympic Games since 1976 and officially appointed a US team doctor since the 1980 Winter Games. In 2008, a milestone for the profession was reached. William Moreau, DC, DACBSP was appointed to managing director of sports medicine of US Olympic Committee and appointed to the Olympic Games Chief Medical Officer for Team USA in Rio.
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