Whether it’s a weekend warrior, a child in soccer or a professional athlete, chiropractic has played a vital roll in helping those of all levels perform better and heal better when injuries arise.
Because chiropractic addresses the functional cause of a problem and not merely the symptoms, athletes are able to perform at their best without the use of drugs or surgery.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. MacAdam has helped both professional and amateur athletes over the years heal from injuries quicker, survive the punishment of a heavy training schedule and perform at their peak when it counts.
Read the testimonials from some of the world's greatest athletes regarding how chiropractic has helped them.
"I've been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It's as important to my training as practicing my swing. Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me a lot. When I was in a growth spurt, my back became very sore and I was weak. Not only did he adjust my spine, he also gave me strengthening exercises as well. If you are tall and gangly, like I am, or play sports, I would recommend chiropractic."
"Once I started getting my spine aligned, including my neck and upper back, I started to get a lot more strength in my legs. I also started to regain the feeling in my arm -- where it didn't feel like it was a dead weight all the time."
"Lance understands that chiropractic care is comprehensive by nature, because it addresses the biochemical, the biomechanical and bioenergetic questions comprehensively. It looks at the body as an integrated whole. And for athletes, it's not just an insurance policy for right now, but it's a plan for a long successful career." (As told by Dr. Jeff Spencer, Lance Armstrong's chiropractor)
"Some of it may seem hokey to some people, but if you traveled where I've traveled, done what I've done and seen the results that I've been getting, then you'd understand where I'm coming from. Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents. You can find yourself in awkward positions. That stuff takes its toll. But if you take advantage of the health care, balance your body back out, put it back where it's supposed to be, you function better, and you recover faster."
"I've been asked that question -- you know the question -- a hundred times. Do you believe in chiropractic? Let me answer it this way. I've sent over 30 of my teammates, including All-Pro quarterback Joe Montana to the chiropractor. And because of chiropractic, I never missed a game in 8 years! What does that tell you about my feelings about chiropractic?"
"Chiropractic was mandatory for my training program."
"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."
"I know when I'm off alignment, I know when my body is out of adjustment. If your body is there, then mentally you'll be there. If your body feels good, then your mind feels good, and you are going to feel better about your game."
"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."
"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. If it were not for Chiropractic, I would have not won the gold medal."
"A chiropractor was instrumental in putting my body back together…alternative therapies will play a bigger role in our lives. After all, people like what works."
"I've been under chiropractic care since 1987-88, and one thing I've realized -- and I'd imagine that my experience parallels that of other professional athletes -- is that traditional medicine typically treats only the injured area. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on where the problem might be originating. By treating those areas initially, you can really cut it off at the source, speed up recovery, and increase overall performance."