Well­ness Arti­cles

Col­lege Foot­ball Team Ben­e­fits With Chi­ro­prac­tic

Vir­ginia Tech’s foot­ball team has had an impres­sive record over the last sev­eral years. Head Coach Frank Beamer took the “Hok­ies” to a Big East Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship where they fin­ished num­ber 2 in the Asso­ci­ated Press. Some of the credit for their phys­i­cal health and recov­ery from injuries is attrib­uted to chi­ro­prac­tic care.

Dr. Greg Tilley, a chi­ro­prac­tor from Blacks­burg Vir­ginia started car­ing for var­i­ous mem­bers of the team after approach­ing the team physi­cian to dis­cuss how he could assist the team. “In the begin­ning there were times when I only saw one or two patients,” says Dr. Tilley. “Now I have been allo­cated an office in the sports com­plex where I have my own portable table, and they have a sched­ule where the train­ers can sched­ule times for their ath­letes to see me.

Junior quar­ter­back Grant Noël began receiv­ing adjust­ments in July of 2001. He feels that chi­ro­prac­tic gives him bet­ter flex­i­bil­ity and range of motion. “Just get­ting my back adjusted and loose helps with my trunk mobil­ity as far as twist­ing and throwing.”

With the suc­cess and tes­ti­mo­ni­als of the foot­ball team, other ath­letes have also begun chi­ro­prac­tic. Ath­letes from the schools swim­ming, div­ing, lacrosse, soc­cer, and bas­ket­ball pro­grams have begun reg­u­lar adjust­ments. Mike Gen­try, the assis­tant ath­letic direc­tor for ath­letic per­for­mance, summed it up by say­ing, “I see chi­ro­prac­tic as hav­ing two func­tions from my per­spec­tive. It helps our ath­letes return to com­pe­ti­tion faster if they have sus­tained some injuries, and sec­ondly, it seems to be pre­ven­ta­tive, in the sense that it keeps our ath­letes more mobile and flex­i­ble and feel­ing better.”

Ran­dom Article

A study pub­lished in the July 2006 issue of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Man­aged Care showed an increase in the num­ber of peo­ple using

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