Every team in the American National Football League (NFL) has at least one chiropractor on staff. Chiropractor Jody Serra said, “They realize the benefits of having their bodies balanced before competing.”
Dr. Serra's clients include members of NFL teams and Major League Baseball players. He is to treat players on the Golden State Warriors basketball team when they play the Knicks in New York next month and went to New Orleans on Wednesday to treat the San Francisco 49ers ahead of Super Bowl XLVII. Dr. Serra has worked with the 49ers since the days of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice - now a spokesperson for chiropractic who thinks his career might have ended five years earlier if not for visits to his chiropractor - and regularly sees players for pre-game treatments when they play the Jets, Giants or Eagles. Most of the team's starters get adjusted the day before a game, according to Dr. Serra and he has treated Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis, Alden Smith, Justin Smith, Dashon Goldson, Navorro Bowman, Frank Gore, Anthony Davis, Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner.
When the San Francisco 49ers are home, the players are treated by Dr. Nick Athens. In 1990, Athens referred former 49ers running back Roger Craig to Serra. Craig became Serra’s first professional athlete client and Serra treated him in New Orleans in 1990, ahead of Super Bowl XXIV when the 49ers beat the Broncos. Serra and Athens will be working together in New Orleans ahead of the Super Bowl.
When the New England Patriots recently lost their chance to the Super Bowl, Team Chiropractor Michael Miller was on the sidelines feeling the same disappointment as fellow team members. Dr. Miller has been the chiropractic team physician for the Patriots for the past 30 years, working on about 30 to 40 Patriots players before each game. He is also available for specific injuries during the game and has been to seven Super Bowls with the team. He has three Super Bowl rings and four championship rings and was was the first chiropractor for a National Football League team 30 years ago.
Professional athletes in many sports use chiropractic care to help them perform at their best. Usain Bolt regularly utilizes chiropractic care to improve his performance. See: www.examiner.com/article/2012-olympics-world-s-fastest-man-usain-bolt-ut...
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