Do Olympic Athletes Use Chiropractors?
A story from NewsUSA published on February 25, 2014, in the Illinois publication The Regional News carried the headline, “Racing Through the Pain With Olympic Ski Champion Picabo Street.” The article notes that Street is actually named after a small town in Idaho near where she is from. She was also the first American ever to win a World Cup season title in a speed event.
In this article, Picabo Street, who is an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup ski champion, nearly had her career as a skier go in a different direction had it not been for chiropractic care. “Chiropractic has been a life saver for me,” says Street. “I can say that [without it] I do not think that I would be able to ski today, recreationally or otherwise.”
The article reports that later in the year after winning a gold medal in 1998, Street slammed into a fence and broke her leg in multiple places. After a lengthy rehabilitation and fighting her way back in her recovery, she was unable to train without the help of medication.
It was then that she turned to chiropractic care. After only 2 months of chiropractic, she was pain-free and medication-free. “After I had met with [my chiropractor], I can honestly say it’s made a profound impact on my life,” she says. “It has allowed me to chase my dreams and make them come true.”
The article reports that Street retired from competitive sports after the 2002 Olympic games. She later appeared in the documentary movie “Doctored,” where she is seen receiving chiropractic adjustments and talks about the benefits of the care.
If you or someone you know is just covering up symptoms with medication, chiropractic may be exactly what you need. Who knows, you may be the next Olympic Champion! To see if chiropractic can help you or to have someone you know checked for the presence of vertebral subluxation, call (512) 452-2525 to schedule today.