The focus of chiropractic sports specialists is to provide care in the conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimization of neuromusculoskeletal system for athletic populations. Sports chiropractors have made contributions to protective gear and trauma management in contact sports, athletic health maintenance, therapy, and enhanced rehabilitation after injury.
Many professional athletic and sports organizations recognize the value of chiropractic care in correcting and preventing injuries. The Players Association of the National Football League has made chiropractic care an integral part of its sports medicine program. The United States Olympic Committee and several other nations selected chiropractors as attending physicians at the Olympic Games. Chiropractors have also been retained at many other sporting events including the Pan Am Games, Goodwill Games, National Sports Festivals, New York and Boston Marathon and Ironman Triathlon.
Below are several noted athletes that receive chiropractic care regularly as well as endless others: