All 32 NFL teams include the professional services of a doctor of chiropractic as part of their integrated health care team approach, according to a February 1, 2017 release by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. Both the Super Bowl participants, the Atlanta Falcons and the Champion New England Patriots had team chiropractors available to adjust their players for optimal performance and to reduce the risk of injuries.The release notes that the New England Patriots have had the same team chiropractor for 35 years. Dr. Michael Miller, who attended his ninth Super Bowl this year.
“During the NFL season, I regularly visit the stadium on my afternoon off from my office, as well as on game days both at home and away. Chiropractic care is emphasized by the head coach, trainers, and medical staff as a proactive regimen to prevent injuries, with most of the players receiving adjustments roughly 1 – 2 times per week…The players are educated about the principles of chiropractic and that it is designed to eliminate the cause of their problems rather than just masking their symptoms,” said Dr. Michael Miller.
Chiropractic care has two functions when it comes to care for athletes.
The Atlanta Falcons team chiropractor, Dr. Joseph Krzemien, points out the players who receive regular chiropractic care are less prone to injury.
“During the six seasons I’ve spent with the Atlanta Falcons, my goal has always been to prepare each player’s body to better resist trauma and to speed its natural recovery times…This season, the Falcons have been successful for a lot of reasons, but I firmly believe that regular chiropractic care has played an important role in helping us stay healthy and get to Super Bowl LI – I am proud of the role I have played in their success,” said Dr. Joseph Krzemien.
Dr. Lucas Matlock, President of the Florida Chiropractic Society and chiropractor for many professional athletes, explains how important chiropractic is for the success of a professional athlete.
“Chiropractic detects and removes interference to the nervous system at the spine, called subluxations. When an athlete’s nervous system s free from interference, he or she can perform at a maximum level. For some athletes this could be the difference between making the team and the Hall of Fame,” said Dr. Lucas Matlock.
If you are experiencing painful symptoms that are interfering with your athletic performance come see Krieger Health Solutions. We offer chiropractic care as well as whole body, holistic health solutions that can not only improve performance but can improve your life.