Your body, when pushed to the limit, is bound to break down. Vehicles, power tools, and even the homes we live in are the same way. Anything serving a purpose and stretching the limits of it’s abilities will need to be maintained regularly if it is to be around and functioning at 100% for any extended period of time.
Professional athletes are paid to push their body to the limit. Their greatest asset, as well as their source of income, is their health, and how well their body is able to perform under pressure. It makes sense, then, that they would invest in their health and do anything they can to fine-tune the way their body functions. Professional athletes have been utilizing chiropractic for this purpose for years:
“Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team- the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors
But what about the person who works 12 hour shifts at Jeep making parts? What about the UPS dock loader who loads thousands of heavy packages each night in a single shift? What about the cook who needs to be on his feet every day at 4 am to do prep work for that day’s business? What about the mother or father of 3 who needs to get her kids to school, practice, and also needs to make sure they are fed, the laundry is up to date, and the house isn’t a mess?
We all depend on our bodies as our most important assets. Even if our paycheck isn’t coming directly from the performance of your body, we can all agree that when our bodies are breaking down, it makes every other part of our life miserable and difficult.
Start treating your body like you actually need it, because you do. Don’t wait until you break down before you try to do something for yourself. You wouldn’t wait until you had an abscessed tooth to start brushing, daily, and you wouldn’t wait until smoke was coming out from under the hood of your car to start changing and maintaining the oil. Why treat your body (which is infinitely more important to the health and well-being of you and your family), any differently?
Yes, chiropractic can help professional athletes, but more importantly, it can help you and your family perform like a professional athlete.