Professional Athlete Testimonials:
Listen to what all of the Professional Athletes have to say about the benefits of chiropractic care.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California 7 Time Mr. Olympia Actor President’s Council on Physical Fitness
“I am very fortunate to have, so-to-speak, my in-house chiropractor, Dr. Franco Colombu, as my own personal chiropractor. So, I visit Franco regularly, and he comes over to my house. He adjusts my wife, my kids, and me, whether we have pain or just want to stay healthy. And we feel always great when Franco leaves. Even when I have athletic injuries he’s always there for me, and helps me. So it’s really terrific, and I know that first hand. That’s why I always will be traveling around, all over the world, talking highly about the profession of chiropractic. You chiropractic doctors are really miracle workers, and that’s why it’s really great to have you here, part of the Arnold Classic. Because, like I said, the Arnold Classic and Fitness Weekend are about health and about fitness and preventive care.”
- Michael Jordan 6 time NBA Champion (could have been 9 in a row), MVP
“I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor? Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds, both mentally and physically.”
- Joe Sakic (‘Burnaby Joe’)
Team Captain Colorado Avalanche, 9-time NHL all-star, 2 Stanley Cups
”I see the chiropractor on a regular basis. I find that after my treatments I have better flexibility and improved range of motion. I recover quicker from injuries. I have more “jump” in my game and it improves my performance.”
- Tom Brady
New England Patriots QB, 3 -Time Super Bowl Champion, 2 - Time Super Bowl MVP
“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.”
- Lance Armstrong
7 Time Tour de France Champion Cancer survivor 3 Time Consecutive Athlete of the Year
Jeff Spencer, D.C. has been working with Lance Armstrong since January of 1999, helping him to keep his body together for the harsh demands of the Tour de France. After last year’s race, Lance said that he could not have won in 2000 without chiropractic help. At 38, he returned to cycling in ‘09, after 4 years off, and finished 3rd.
- Dr. Joyce Vedral
Best Selling Author Over 50 books on health and fitness 55+ years old Fitness Innovator
“Chiropractic helps athletes and people working out, engaging in a sport or even just performing daily functions such as walking and sitting, to operate at their peak levels of performance without pain. I highly recommend that you pay a visit to your local chiropractor."
- Evander Holyfield
4 Time Heavyweight Champion, 36 – 4 – 1 Record
“I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to my chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. Once I drove 20 miles to see a chiropractor before a fight. I have to have my adjustment before I get into the ring.”
- Emmitt Smith
NFL All-Time Rushing Leader, 3 Time Super Bowl Champion, ‘93, ‘94 & ‘96 1994 NFL & Super Bowl MVP
”Deep-tissue massage and chiropractic, are now common treatments around the league. I started doing this about four or five years ago. I believe that what I’m doing is what helps me go on. I think Warren Moon, ( Seattle ‘s 41 year old quarter back) does the same thing. So I’ve become a big believer in servicing my body and making sure it is lined up properly and functioning the way it is supposed to on Sunday. I go see my chiropractor when I get bent out of shape on Sundays. Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents.” Smith credits his chiropractic doctor with helping to supply the longevity that allowed him to achieve his records.
- Utah Jazz
The Jazz claims their chiropractor is most important reason the team remains the most “injury-free” team in the league. The following comes from a 1998 television interview just before the NBA finals between the Jazz and the Bulls. Miller tells KJAZZ’s Brown that the team has been fortunate over the years with the lack of injuries, but interjected that it’s not just luck that’s keeping the Jazz healthy. “There is a guy behind the Jazz bench that you see at every game. He is a guy that looks familiar to you, but now you’ll know his name,” Brown explains. “Defense, rebounding and free throws are some of the ingredients in winning a championship, but for the last 22 years, Craig Buhler has been the Jazz’s chiropractor, only one of two in the NBA.” Dr. Buhler added, “The Jazz has felt all along that there is a place for every discipline. They are willing to interact with alternative approaches.”
- Tiger Woods
Won 14 Majors, 70 PGA Wins, Youngest to win all 4 Championships, Male Athlete of the Year 97, 99, 2000
“Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me a lot. When I was in a growth spurt, my back became very sore, and I was weak. My chiropractor really helped me. Not only did he adjust my spine, he also gave me strengthening exercises to do. If you are tall and gangly like I am, or play sports, I would recommend chiropractic.”
- Barry Bonds
7 Time National League MVP, 762 Home Runs, Single season HR Record: 73
”I think it should be mandatory for athletes to see a chiropractor. I go on a regular basis, because I want to prolong my career as long as possible. I see the doctor once a week, in between my training. By getting an adjustment once a week, I feel I can sustain my career a lot longer. I’m happy that we have chiropractic services at the park, for our team, and I don’t think we would ever go without it.”