Top Athletes Utilize Chiropractic Care for Better Performance

There are an increasing number of articles appearing in the lay press about how leading sport figures value chiropractic care for their enhanced athletic performance and health.

A powerful example of this appeared in the October 16, 1998 issue of USA Today in an article featuring Emmett Smith, a football star from the Dallas Cowboys. Emmett Smith is considered one of the best players in the game and at the time the article appeared was in his ninth season as a professional. The article discusses his healthy lifestyle which includes regular chiropractic care. “I started doing this about four or five years ago,” Smith was quoted in the article about his involvement with chiropractic care. “I believe that what I’m doing is what helps me go on. I think Warren Moon (Seattles’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.”

Smith is part of an ever-growing lineup of professional athletes who regularly receive chiropractic adjustments. During the NBA basketball finals, star players Scotty Pippin, and John Stockton were recognized among those who received chiropractic care during breaks in the sixth and final games of the championship series.

World heavyweight champion boxer Evander Holyfield has been under chiropractic care for years and regularly receives adjustments during training as well as immediately prior to his fights. These athletes and many more recognize the importance of a subluxation free body for maximum performance and health.

Aerobics Archery

Mindy Mylrea, World Champion

Larry & Todd Wise, World Champions

Bernard Horn, Mens Champion


Jose Canseco, Boston Red Sox

Wade Boggs, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Greg Mathews, Philadelphia Phillies

Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs

Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals

John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves

Chris Sabo, Cincinnati Reds

Robby Thompson, San Francisco Giants

Kirt Manwaring, San Francisco Giants

Mark Portugal, San Francisco Giants

Brett Butler, San Francisco Giants

Wes Parker, Los Angeles Dodgers

Don Sutton, Los Angeles Dodgers

Roberto Clemente, Pittsburg Pirates

Rick Monday, Chicago Cubs

Jeff Reardon, New York Mets


Dan Schayes, Phoenix Suns

Gerald Wilkins, NY Knicks

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

Charles Barkley, Houston Rockets

Robert Parish, Boston Celtics

Jack Sikma, Milwaukee Bucks

Scottie Pippin, Chicago Bulls

John Stockton, Utah Jazz


Kenny Sousa

Joel Thompson

Brent Steiner

Fred Klaven


Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor/Bodybuilder

Dr. Frank Columbo, Actor “Conan the Barbarian” Movies/ Mr. Olympia, Mr. Universe, Mr. World, Mr. International, Mr. Europe, Mr. Italy

Lee Haney, Mr. Olympia (1984-91)

Clifta Coulter, Miss USA

John Defendis, Mr. USA

Grace Lewis, World Champion Powerlifter, Record Holder

Kevin Levrone, Reigning National Champ

Rick Valente, Host of ESPN?s “Body Shaping”

Boxing Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight Champion of the World

Rocky Marciano, Heavyweight Champion, 1956

Jack Dempsey

Tony Lopez

Michael Carbajol

Muhammad Ali


Shirley MacLaine Liza Minnelli

Marcello Angelini Daniella Buson


Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers

Irving Fryar, Miami Dolphins

Emmett Smith, Dallas Cowboys

Crawford Kerr, Dallas Cowboys

Atlanta Falcons Team

San Francisco 49ers Team

Detroit Lions Team Denver Broncos Team

Dallas Cowboys Team

Craig Sauer, Atlanta Falcons

Lester Archambeau, Atlanta Falcons

Ronnie Bradford, Atlanta

Falcons Tim Dwight, Atlanta Falcons

Bob Christian, Atlanta Falcons

Joe Profit, Atlanta Falcons

Lenny McGill, Carolina Panters

Keith Crawford, Kansas City Chiefs

Corey Louchiey, Free Agent

Ed ?Too Tall? Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Charles Haley, Dallas Cowboys

Roger Craig, San Francisco 49ers

Bob Hayes, Dallas Cowboys

Sean Landeta, NY Giants

Paul Fraze, NY Jets

Lineman Ricky Bell

Dammone Johnson

Alex Karras, Detroit Lions

Mark May, Washington Redskins

Gary Clark, Miami Dolphins

Terry Kirby, Miami Dolphins

Keith Jackson, Green Bay Packers

Mike Ingram, Green Bay Packers

Mike Timson, Chicago Bears

Bill Fralic, Atlanta Falcons

Warren Moon, Houston Oilers

Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins

Brian Hansen, New York Jets

Terance Mathis, Atlanta Falcons

Gary Downs, Atlanta Falcons

Byron Hanspard, Atlanta Falcons

Ruffin Hamilton, Atlanta Falcons


Shirley MacLaine

Liza Minnelli

Marcello Angelini

Daniella Buson


Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight Champion of the World

Rocky Marciano, Heavyweight Champion, 1956

Jack Dempsey

Tony Lopez

Michael Carbajol


Fred Funk

Barbara Bunkowsky

Tiger Woods

Patti Rizzo

Sandra Palmer

Lynn Connelly

Beth Daniel

Jan Stephenson

Donna White

Kim Bauer

Patty Sheehan

Lynn Adams

Sally Little

Amy Alcott


Mary Lou Retton

Olga Korbut


Detroit Red Wings Team

Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings

Brett Hall, Dallas Stars


Jorge Angat, Jr., US Lightweight Champion

Olympic Events

Dan O?Brien, Decathlon

Joe Greene, Long Jump

Donovan Bailey, 100 Meter

Alberto Juantorena, 400 & 800 Meter

Bruce Jenner, Decathalon

Mac Wilkins, Discus

Dwight Stones, Hi-Jump

Edwin Moses, Hurdles

Maria Maricich, Skiing

Suzy Chaffee, Skiing

Mary Decker, Track

Willie Banks, Triple Jump

Joseph Arvay, Wrestler

Nancy Ditz, Marathon


Gregg Blasingame, Atlanta Attack Professional Soccer Team

Brian Haynes, Atlanta Attack Professional Soccer Team

Dr. George Billauer, Team Chiropractor for the 1994 US World Cup Soccer Team


Ritchie Rudolph

Mark Kechele

Jeff Booth


John McEnroe

Jim Connors

Ivan Lendl

Billy Jean King

Tracy Austin


Mark Allen

Craig Reynolds

Larry Rhoads


Sinjin Smith

Randy Stoklos

Kent Steffes

Tim Hovland

Craig Moothart

Mary Jo Peppler






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