Chiropractic and professional athletes
Chiropractic and professional athletes is something we talk about regularly at arc of life. It is estimated that over 90 percent of the worlds best athletes have a trusted chiropractor as part of their team of healthcare professionals. The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were the first to fully integrate Chiropractic into the host medical services available to all athletes at the games. This level of national recognition was an important milestone for chiropractic, but this was old news for professional athletes. Many of Canada's national teams understand that chiropractic plays an integral role in keeping their athletes healthy, prevent injury and speed recovery. Many Olympic teams travel with their own chiropractor to give them the competitive edge they need to compete on the world stage.
"I would estimate that in excess of 90% of all world-class athletes use Chiropractic care to prevent injuries and to increase their potential." Dr. Sean Atkins, Exercise Physiologist
Olympic athletes and Chiropractic
We know that any stress can lead to subluxations, and that these subluxations prevent our bodies from reaching it's full potential. Any interference with the nervous system can interrupt signals from the brain to the body. In Olympic sport, losing a millisecond of reaction time, or a millimeter of precision could mean the difference between a gold medal finish and placing off the podium. Add to that the considerable physical and mental stress a top level athlete endures day after day as they train and compete, it's no wonder chiropractic plays such a vital role in their quest for gold.
"If it were not for Chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal."-Dan O'Brien, Decathlon Gold Medalist
Of course, you don't have to be an Olympic athlete to benefit from care with a chiropractor. At work, at home, or at play, let chiropractic keep you performing at the top of your game. Find out if Arc of Life can help you!