8 Famous Athletes Who Are Under Chiropractic Care

In many ways, all-star athletes are nothing like us. They have access to the best gyms and trainers, focus on their athleticism all day, and make a living doing what most of us consider a hobby. But they are also humans with the same medical concerns as us and because of their job, these athletes need to pay particular attention to their health and bodies. One way they do this is through chiropractic care, just like you receive at a Broomfield chiropractor. There are likely some familiar names on this list of athletes who rely on chiropractic care to enhance their performance.

Michael Jordan

One of, if not the, greatest basketball players of all time, Jordan has attributed part of his success to the chiropractic care he received throughout his career. During the peak of his career, he is quoted as having said “Ever since I went to a chiropractor, I have improved by leaps and bounds.” Even now in his retirement, the 15-season NBA star sees a chiropractor to maintain his overall wellness.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has finished number one in 10 major professional golf competitions before turning 30. When asked about how he achieved this, Woods said, “I’ve been going to a chiropractor for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” Because of the precise nature of golf, staying in proper alignment has been crucial for Woods’ success and helped him to stay centered and maintain control of his body.

Evander Holyfield

As the only four-time world heavyweight champion in history, Evander Holyfield is known for his edge in competition and for being the undisputed champion in multiple weight classes. Regarding chiropractic adjustments, Holyfield said, “I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. The majority of boxers go to get that edge.” This reliance on chiropractic care may be shared by his colleagues, but it clearly helped Evander Holyfield to get to the top of his field.

Barry Bonds

During his career as a record-holding baseball player, with 762 home runs, Barry Bonds suffered an injury. After treatment, he said, “I just saw my chiropractor. I feel 100 percent better.” In other interviews with chiropractor Dr. Alan Palmer, he went so far as to say that for athletes, “it should be mandatory to see a chiropractor and a massage therapist.” Even when he wasn’t injured, Bonds continued to see a chiropractor weekly in order to sustain his career and stay in good health.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Before he was governor of California or an actor, Schwarzenegger was a professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. When reflecting on his time in professional sports, he called chiropractors “miracle workers” and said the work they do is “powerful.” He particularly spoke of going to the chiropractor not just after. In more recent years, Schwarzenegger has said he has his wife and children visit his chiropractor as well.

Tom Brady

As the only player in NFL history to win 5 Superbowl championships, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to become a “dynasty team” before transferring to Tampa. Because his career has been longer than many football players, Brady is often asked what keeps him in shape. He has said, “Chiropractic makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel about three inches taller and everything is in place. As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”

Joe Montana

Another professional football player, Joe Montana has won four Superbowl championships. Over the course of his career, he suffered a serious injury before fully recovering and playing to his same ability. He was initially told to retire because the injury was to a disc in his lower back and required immediate invasive surgery. Asked about this feat, Montana said, “I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and he’s really been helping me out a lot. Chiropractic has been a big part of my game.”

Wade Boggs

During his 18 years on the Boston Red Sox, Wade Boggs hit 118 home runs, landing him a spot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. For a decade of this time, Boggs suffered from severe back pain and began to see Dr. Craig Newman. When speaking about the treatment, Boggs said, “Last year I found Dr. Newman and I have been seeing him ever since. I have been pain-free and feeling terrific. I swear by it. Now it’s just maintenance and keeping in line so the nerves don’t touch.”