Many US Olympic athletes striving for gold in Rio 2016, will be using a secret weapon to help achieve their goals — chiropractic care. Many athletes use chiropractic not only for rehabilitation purposes, but also because they feel it gives them a special edge during competitions. Professional athletes are increasingly turning to chiropractic care as a drug-free alternative to relieve pain and keep peak condition. Pro athletes have a discovered a secret weapon they keep in their back pockets: chiropractic care. According to Dr. Andrew Klein, the official chiropractor for the 2000 US Olympic medical staff, the key reason why athletes have sought out chiropractic: it keeps them in top shape without the use of drugs. "Athletes have come to rely on manual therapy because the list of banned substances for the Olympics is so long, and also because they feel it enhances their performance."
Treating far more than just the spine
It’s a common myth that chiropractors only treat back and neck pain. Athletes seek out the expertise of chiropractors familiar with the needs of athletes for injuries impacting all parts of the body, not just the neck and spine, this is because any injury that affects the nervous system can lead to pain and stress. Your nervous system coordinates nearly every function of the body so if you have sustained an injury or stressed the alignment of vertebrae, then other problems are sure to make themselves known. Athletes, especially, put such a large demand on different areas of their bodies that they benefit greatly from chiropractic care techniques and therapy.
Our Chiropractors Know Athlete's Needs
Drs. Michael & Kelsey Nelson have special training and athletic training backgrounds that gives them a special understanding of sports related injuries. They know how to diagnose, treat and strengthen athletes so that they can avoid future injuries due to repeated stress. As the official chiropractor of the Clemson Tigers, Dr Nelson treats athletes on a daily bases and has a unique perspective of sports medicine because of his background in personal training.
Take Your Performance to the Next Level
If you are a physically active person you may not think of yourself as an athlete, but this is exactly what you are: an athlete. This means that you too would benefit from chiropractic care. So as you are anticipating the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio 2016, consider your secret weapon to tackle your life goals. Chiropractic care can change your life, so get in the game and take your performance to the next level, a step ahead of the game! Our doctors are equipped to treat anything from muscle sprains to joint injuries and of course back pain! Their holistic philosophy is to the whole person, not just the injury. Whether your goal is pro-ball, running, lifting, body building, or just getting more active so you can enjoy life without pain we are here to give you a boost to reach your life goals!