Chiropractic testimonials from athletes and celebrities
Top professionals in every sport are under chiropractic care to increase their health and performance. Other active celebrities and fitness professionals also praise chiropractic for its performance, health, and healing benefits.
Former NFL Wide Receiver and future NFL Hall of Famer
"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."
Jerry Rice Shares His Personal Success with Chiropractic Care
Former Olympic Decathlete.
"If it were not for Chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal."
"You obviously can't compete at your fullest if you're not in alignment. And your body can't heal if your back is not in alignment. It was the holistic idea that I liked about chiropractic and that is what track and field is about. Every track and field athlete that I have ever met has seen a chiropractor at one time or another. In track and field, it is absolutely essential. Chiropractic care is one of the things I think that no one has denied or refuted."
Dan O'Brien and Dr. Eric Diener on the Importance of Chiropractic Care
7-Time Winner of the Tour de France
Lance Armstrong worked with Jeff Spencer, D.C. to help keep his body together for the harsh demands of the Tour de France. Lance said that he could not have won without Jeff's help.
#1 Ranked PGA Tour Golfer
"Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me immensely...lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I've been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing."
Chiropractor Tom LaFountain, left, holds an ice pack on Tiger Woods' back as they walk down the fairway during the Presidents Cup in 2005. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Former Body Building Champion and current Governor of California
"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."
"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, me, everybody gets an adjustment. And we always feel 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."
Former NFL Quarterback, NFL Hall of Famer, and spokesperson for Chiropractic in the State of California
"Chiropractic care works for me."
Joe Montana and 35 of his teammates received chiropractic care right before the 1990 Super Bowl Game. Montana said, "I've been seeing a chiropractor and he's really been helping me out a lot. Chiropractic's been a big part of my game."
Former Professional Boxing Champion
"I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge."
PGA Tour Professional
"I do believe chiropractic has really benefited my game. Over the last three years, I feel I have become more exposed to, and knowledgeable about, the benefits of chiropractic for me and my game. I realize how your body can get out of balance, and chiropractic care helps..."
LPGA Tour Professional
"I have found that chiropractic keeps me flexible and pain-free so that I can perform at my highest level. The benefits of chiropractic have improved my golf swing, putting less stress and strain on my body and allowing me to be a more productive golfer. I believe it also helps prevent other associated injuries that are very common on the LPGA tour."
Former NFL Running Back and Winner of 2006 Dancing With The Stars
"I go see Dr. Bill (chiropractor) when I get bent out of shape on Sundays. Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents."
The Oct. 10, 2006 episode of Dancing With The Stars highlighted Smith’s relationship with his doctor of chiropractic, Robert Parker, DC. The episode showed Smith receiving a few “minor repairs” before that week’s Samba competition. Smith and his partner Cheryl Burke went on to deliver “the best samba of the night,” according to head judge Len Goodman.
Dr. Joyce Verdel
"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."
Ms. Fitness USA 2004 and 2006
"I've always believed in chiropractic care. My parents introduced my brothers and myself to chiropractic care when we were very young and it's been an instrumental part of my life. I believe that it allowed me to do gymnastics when I was very little and allowed me to stay in sports and lead a very active lifestyle. I think it's natural to have aches and pains when you bend your body in directions it wasn't necessarily meant to [be bent in], so it makes sense to go to a chiropractor to get my body back in alignment. Ever since I can remember, I've gone to a chiropractor."
Actor and Director
Films like The Patriot and Braveheart took their toll on Mel Gibson. "You get hurt all the time. All you gotta do is just like eight takes of running down a hill and you twist an ankle," the action pic veteran tells TV Guide Online. "I got a chiropractor to come along to the [Patriot] shoot, because they can actually stick you back together within 15 minutes. He used to come every other week, from Los Angeles to South Carolina — spend a week and work on the entire crew. All the stunt guys were like, 'Oh, fix my disc.' He's putting their discs back in. The guy's amazing."
Author of Think and Grow Rich
Mr. Hill said the secret for good health was "eat sparingly, work enthusiastically in a labor of love, love generously, and get Chiropractic adjustments once a week!" Read the full testimonial.
Katherine Kelly Lang
Soap Opera Star of The Bold and the Beautiful
"I leave my chiropractor's office feeling fresh and rejuvenated and back in line the way I should be. He has also been successful at getting rid of my tension headaches."
Author of Pulitzer Prize-nominated Diet For A New America
"Chiropractic works in harmony with the basic healing forces of the body, whereas the allopathic, western medical establishment doesn't have nearly as holistic a vision."
Vale Peter Brock
Legendary Australian Race Car Driver
"Before I had regular chiropractic care, I had only “first aid” type care a few times prior. I guess you could say I was in a slow physical decline. From childhood on, I was determined to achieve my goals and desires, however it was becoming tougher – I was doing it with less ease and good humour. When I began regular chiropractic care and maintenance, it was not due to any crisis, but rather as a realization that things couldn’t continue as they had been. I immediately felt lighter, stronger and more aware of everything that was happening around me. This included my body and it’s performance levels, even my taste buds. I grew an inch at the age of 39.
"I became far more energetic, clearer of mind and in time with the intuitive component of myself. To me, this constitutes success - living life to its fullest potential. Chiropractic has meant I have greater resilience, quicker recovery from fatigue. I have a lifestyle that in any ones estimation is hectic and physically demanding and I found this no longer had any negative impact on me.
"Let’s be frank, preventative health care and general well being are what society needs, not more drugs or procedures that encourage people to hand responsibility for their health to others. Chiropractic care has only realised a small part of its true potential. I believe it needs to be very clear and patient with its objectives. The great temptation in this current era is for instant gratification and instant results. Compromise is acceptable but never at the loss of one's integrity. Chiropractic and other therapies will eventually surpass those that don’t recognise the true nature of who we really are.
"The ever increasing trend towards non intrusive, natural health care therapies simply presents an acceptable choice to the vast majority who had placed much of their power in the hands of those saying they have the answers."