“From Michael Jordan to Tom Brady and Tiger Woods, many professional athletes laud the benefits of chiropractic care. As such, many athletic teams' medical roster includes a chiropractor.”
CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS OFTEN A TEAM SPORT.
"Chiropractors don't claim to cure anything – we believe the body often has the ability to heal itself if given the right tools," Ayres explained. "Instead of trying to kill off bacteria or perform surgery as medical doctors might, we're focused on working with the body to address the problem."
He added, "There are certainly times when medical treatment or physical therapy can better address a patient's problem. Chiropractors are very aware of their own skill sets, and we're very open to referring out if we think a patient needs something that another specialist is better suited to treat."
MANY PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES SEEK CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT.
From Michael Jordan to Tom Brady and Tiger Woods, many professional athletes laud the benefits of chiropractic care. As such, many athletic teams' medical roster includes a chiropractor.
"As a chiropractor focused on sports medicine, I've been selected for many major athletic events, including the Olympic Games, two world championship events and many international competitions," Ayres pointed out. "When you enter the training rooms at these elite events, you see that more than half the care delivered to these athletes is chiropractic in nature."
Ayers said, "The athletes ask for it because it works – they need to perform, and chiropractic care can often help them feel better without surgery or medication."
IT'S COST EFFECTIVE.
It's a misconception that chiropractic care is costly.
Patients undergoing chiropractic care often end up avoiding costly interventions such as surgery, and some are able to reduce or avoid medications altogether – which also saves money in the long-run.