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Chiropractic’s Role in Sports

As more ath­letes dis­cover the ben­e­fits of chi­ro­prac­tic care not only for injuries but addi­tion­ally for increased per­for­mance, more ath­letes and teams are using chi­ro­prac­tic to gain an impor­tant edge. A recent study pub­lished in the March/​April 2002 issue of the Jour­nal of Manip­u­la­tive and Phys­i­o­log­i­cal Ther­a­peu­tics, (JMPT) exam­ined the usage of chi­ro­prac­tic care by National Foot­ball League teams through­out the US.

The Jour­nal arti­cle reported on the results of a sur­vey of NFL train­ers on their usage and refer­ral to chi­ro­prac­tic care. Par­tic­i­pants of the sur­vey were head ath­letic train­ers of the 36 National Foot­ball League teams. They were all men, and all had at least 17 years of expe­ri­ence and had served with their present team in their cur­rent posi­tion for a min­i­mum of 1 year .

The results of the sur­vey showed that 45% per­cent of the train­ers them­selves have been treated by a chi­ro­prac­tor. Presently 31% of NFL teams use chi­ro­prac­tors in an offi­cial capac­ity as part of their staffs. How­ever, even though not nec­es­sar­ily on the staff of the NFL team a full 77% of the train­ers have referred to a chi­ro­prac­tor for eval­u­a­tion or treat­ment. Prob­a­bly the most telling result of the sur­vey is that 100% of train­ers agree that some play­ers use chi­ro­prac­tic care with­out refer­ral from team med­ical staff.

Sev­eral other ques­tions were also asked in the sur­vey and the answers were as follows:

  • Should train­ers refer play­ers with sus­pected spinal sub­lux­a­tions to chi­ro­prac­tors? — Five per­cent of train­ers strongly agree, 48% agree, 24% dis­agree, and 19% have no opinion.
  • Is there a role for the doc­tor of chi­ro­prac­tic in the NFL? — Eighty-​one per­cent agree that there is a role for the chi­ro­prac­tor in the NFL, 5% strongly agree, 14% have no opin­ion, and none disagree.
  • Is the role of the sport chi­ro­prac­tor dif­fer­ent from that of the team physi­cian? — All (100%) of the train­ers see these roles as dif­fer­ent from each other.

In addi­tion to NFL play­ers, many ath­letes from many sports depend on chi­ro­prac­tic care. One such ath­lete is John Stock­ton, a pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball player and future hall of famer with the Utah Jazz. In an April 2, 2002 arti­cle that appeared in the Toronto Star, writer Doug Smith asks and answers the ques­tion con­cern­ing John Stockton’s longevity, “What is the secret to John Stockton’s con­tin­ued suc­cess on the NBA bas­ket­ball court at age 40? 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.” The arti­cle reports that along with chi­ro­prac­tic, Stock­ton says that a love for the game and fun with his fam­ily are two other secrets to his con­tin­ued success.

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