British Open Champ Jordan Spieth Touts Chiropractic Care
Three-Time Major Winner Relies on Chiropractic to Optimize Overall Health and Athletic Performance, Prevent Injuries
In July, golfer Jordan Spieth won the British Open, the third major tournament win for the 24-year-old. Spieth is one of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress’ “Champions of Chiropractic” in a series of innovative ads that feature positive chiropractic experiences of high-profile individuals (and their chiropractors), including professional athletes, entertainers and celebrities.
After his Masters win in 2015, Spieth recognized those who significantly contributed to his victory, including his chiropractor. Since the age of 15, Spieth has relied upon chiropractic care to prevent injuries and optimize overall health and athletic performance. “Dr. [Troy] Van Biezen is an important member of my team and, thanks to his care, my all-time dream of winning the Masters Tournament has now become a reality,” he said.
Noting that four out of five golfers experience back pain as a result of repetitive swinging, Dr. Van Biezen, who spoke for the MAC at the Spring 2016 Convention & Exhibition, said at the time: “Since a very young age, Jordan has aspired to win the Masters and has since applied great discipline to achieve this goal. Many athletes, and especially golfers, understand the significance to spinal and pelvic motion to functional performance.”
Dr. Van Biezen often travels with Spieth and several other professional golfers, providing chiropractic care once or twice daily. “Jordan finds that an individualized chiropractic care plan including prevention and recovery-focused techniques is essential for maintaining good health and a competitive edge,” he says.
“Regular chiropractic care helps to alleviate back pain and greatly improve an athlete’s game,” says Dr. Van Biezen, a graduate of Parker. “Back pain is the most common complaint among golfers, but isn’t the only pain experienced. Neck, shoulder, elbow and hip pain are also common complaints among golfers of all ages. Regular chiropractic care offers an effective non-pharmacologic solution for golfers seeking to rid themselves of pain and properly prepare for a successful and enjoyable game.”
Chiropractic: The Champion’s Choice!
In his reliance on chiropractic, Spieth is not alone among elite athletes. According to experts at the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a growing number of professional athletic teams utilize chiropractic care to maximize overall health and maintain peak performance.
“Professional athletes endure continuous stress to the body, which causes a long-term effect on their ability to maintain peak performance during a full, competitive season,” says Dr. Hirad N. Bagy, DC, team chiropractor, Washington Nationals, and advisory board member, Athletic TIPS™.. “A number of athletes that I treat regularly understand the importance of chiropractic maintenance care, and also seek treatment when an injury arises. Through the restoration of proper bio-mechanics, doctors of chiropractic are now positioned as key health care providers throughout all of the sports teams that I work with.”
Source: Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, www.f4cp.com.