Chiropractic can give athletes the added boost they need. That's why you'll find chiropractors as "team doctors" for professional and college sports teams.
SPORTS INJURIES nearly always jar and misalign the spinal column causing subluxations: a blow to the ribs, legs, feet, head, shoulder or torso always radiate to the center of the body - that's why a chiropractic checkup is needed when you are injured.
Chiropractic is needed even when other medical procedures may be necessary. If an injury is serious enough to need medical care, the spine is almost always damaged to some degree. Plus, medical doctors aren't always trained to locate and correct spinal subluxations - that's what a chiropractor does!