Want to know how Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world keeps in optimal form? Chiropractic of course! Usain Bolt is a regular user of chiropractic care – even taking his own chiropractor trackside to the Olympics with him for an adjustment before his races (See picture on the right of Usain Bolt getting chiropractic treatment trackside at the 2012 London Olympics).
Chiropractic care may help with athletic performance by maintaining proper posture and alignment of the spine and helping with nerve supply to the surrounding tissues and muscles.
Olympic gold medal winner and Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins also is a big promoter of chiropractic. Here’s what he says about his chiropractor Dr. Matt Rabin:
“I first started working with Matt at the end of 2008 following my success at the 2008 Beijing summer Olympics. After years of struggling with minor niggles that I had learned to live with, and having never really found the answer to my problems despite having sought numerous treatment options with no great success, I went to see Matt.
From my first session with him I had great results that were not short lived. That followed up with regular sessions I saw improvements that I had never seen before and that reflected in the way my body held up on a day to day basis which eventually saw me achieve 4th place in the 2009 Tour de France under his supervision.
Matt will undoubtedly remain an integral part of my medical support in the forthcoming seasons and lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.”
Other notable people and athletes receiving chiropractic care include Lance Armstrong, Arnold Schwarznegger, Peter Brock, Tiger Woods and American footballer Jerry Rice.
So why are so many sporting stars using chiropractic? It comes down to chiropractic care’s reputation for being able to balance the body and align the skeletal system to allow for peak performance. In our clinic we have many patients that undertake athletic activity such as triathlons, swimming and team sports. Our patients report less discomfort and better recovery with the use of chiropractic care.