How Athletes Optimize Their Well-Being

Athletes And Their Well-Being
With the NFL back in full swing, and celebrating their 100th season, we are taking this moment to look back at some of the greatest athletes the game has ever seen. Being an NFL players takes guts, strength, and a love for the game. What some people fail to realize is that it also takes the help of a good chiropractor. The following players swear by the holistic practice, and they all believe it has improved their overall game.

Jerry Rice
“Chiropractic made football great for me. I was at my best and was always at 100 percent.” -Rice

Rice is widely considered to be the great wide receiver that football has ever seen. With three Super Bowl titles, a Super Bowl MVP title, 13 Pro Bowl titles, and countless other awards under his belt, some even consider him to be the greatest football player of all time.

Rice received chiropractic adjustments twice a week throughout his 21 year career, and he believes that was literally the game changer for him and his teammates. Even after his football career ended, he went onto try something new and became a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.” He claimed that was every bit as strenuous on the body as football was, and continued to receive adjustments throughout his time on the show. Rice swears by chiropractic, and still receives regular adjustments today.

“The game of life requires the edge that chiropractic provides. Chiropractic care allows me to lead a very active lifestyle. I have seen its value, both personally and professionally, among my friends and teammates.” -Rice

Rice’s Stats:

1,549 Receptions
22,895 Receiving Yards
14.8 Yards Per Reception
197 Receiving Touchdowns
1,549 Career Receptions
208 Total Touchdowns
23,546 Career All-Purpose Yards
Tom Brady
“As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.” -Brady

Quarterback Brady had humble NFL beginnings, as he was the 199th pick overall in the sixth round heading to the New England Patriots in the 2000 draft. However, he has been with the Patriots since 2000, marking his tenure with the Patriots as the longest playing quarterback with one franchise in NFL history.

All 32 NFL teams have a team chiropractor, and the players swear by their ability to heal them after long, hardfought games. Chiropractic offers a gentle, non-invasive adjustment and doesn’t try to sell patients on drugs and pills to fix their pain. As professional athletes, these players have to be in top physical and mental condition at all times, and chiropractic helps lead the way for them.

“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place.” -Brady

Brady’s Stats:

9,411 Passing Attempts
6,028 Passing Completions
64.1 Completion Percentage
520–171 Touchdown-Interception
70,855 Passing Yards
97.7 Passer Rating
1,003 Rushing Yards
19 Rushing Touchdowns
Roger Craig
“We won four Super Bowls in the 1980’s with [chiropractic], so it must be doing something right!” -Craig

Craig is a former NFL running back who played for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, and the Minnesota Vikings. He is a three time Super Bowl champion, four time Pro Bowl player, and the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1988. A talented player, Craig’s NFL career goes down in history.

Craig’s commitment to ESS (endurance, strength, and structure) helped pave the way for his fruitful football career. He even encouraged fellow players like Joe Montana to try chiropractic and see the results it brought him. Craig has been a believer of chiropractic since he was young, and he knows that it only strengthened his NFL career over the years. He still makes it a part of his everyday lifestyle care even though he no longer plays in the NFL.

The balance of the ESS, “was definitely a key reason for my durability as an athlete and I believe it is a key reason why I am still healthy and in the best shape of my life today, even after football.” -Craig

Craig’s Stats:

8,189 Rushing Yards
566 Receptions
4,911 Receiving Yards
73 Touchdowns
Best Athletes of All Time?
The good news about chiropractic care is that you don’t have to be a famous athlete to incorporate it into your life. It’s available to everyone, and making it a part of your lifestyle care will ensure a healthy body, mind and spine for 100 happy years. Consider joining the 100 Year Lifestyle and see how much better life with a chiropractor can be.