Tom Brady / Professional Athletes / and the Chiropractic Advantage

Athletic performance is determined by several physiological factors. Among these are strength and endurance as well as neuromuscular coordination. If one were to research chiropractic in professional sports they would find the enlisted care of a chiropractor on many medical teams. In fact, all 32 NFL teams enlist the help of a chiropractor on their medical staff.


For those interested in improving their athletic performance chiropractic care is an option that has changed the lives of many athletes. In fact a study conducted by the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, it was found that after “a single session of spinal manipulation increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles in elite Taekwondo athletes. The increased MVC force lasted for 30 min and the corticospinal excitability increase persisted for at least 60 min.” For those intent on getting the best out of their fitness regimens a window of improvement like this is ideal. Many who have suffered an injury preventing them from participating in athletics or fitness, chiropractic can help get them back in the game faster. Whether a fan of Tom Brady or not, his performance is indisputable and much of that he attributes to his Chiropractor. When asked about Chiropractic work by Dr. Mike Miller of the Patriots, Tom states “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. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”


At Knecht Chiropractic Clinic, located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, those with sports related injuries may find solace. Whereas medical practitioners may turn to unnecessary and costly surgeries or opioids to numb the pain, chiropractic care targets the source of the problem. As many athletes and their agents have found, rehab after a game is vital to a quick turn around to recovery.


To better understand the neuromuscular function, the U. S. Military has shown a vested interest in chiropractic care. One study conducted by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, found that “a single session of Chiropractic Manipulation Treatment was shown to have an immediate effect of reducing the time required for asymptomatic SOF qualified personnel to complete a complex whole-body motor response task.” In sports and fitness it is crucial to improve response time to avoid potential injury. Visit Knecht Chiropractic Clinic to receive an adjustment today!


Dr. Andrew Knecht

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