Athletes around the world have things they like to do to make themselves feel better when they have sustained an injury. There are some that choose to see their own private physician as well as their team’s doctor and others choose more homeopathic treatments. A trend that has been quietly growing has been treatment by a chiropractor.
What is a chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a trained medical professional. These professionals use different nonsurgical treatments to treat patients with different ailments including:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Repetitive strain
- Sports injuries
These specialists focus their attention on different musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. They are able to look at many different illnesses and injuries, diagnose and treat them just as a traditional doctor would.
How do they help those in sports?
There aren’t many jobs that require it’s professionals to take as much physical abuse and strain as that of an athlete. These professionals depend on their bodies, along with their skill, to get them to the next level of their career. As these athletes work, they are sometimes injured by another play or by moving the wrong way. When they do sustain some of these injuries, they need to be treated.
A chiropractor is able to work with athletes to heal their sports injuries. These injuries could be to any part of their body, including their legs, spine, arms or legs. When it comes to the different sports injuries that could be treated by a chiropractor, the list is almost endless.
A chiropractor is able to help an athlete restore their body’s balance and body motion. The body is designed to move and function in specific ways. When an injury occurs, those specific functions may not be as precise as they were before the injury. These doctors are able to use a hands-on approach to get these bodily functions back to normal.
What athletes use chiropractors?
There have been legendary sports figures that have been a fan of chiropractors for years. They have received treatment to help them recover from injuries. These sports stars have also stated their treatments from their chiropractors have helped them enhance their performance in a natural, healthy way. Some of the most notable athletes that use chiropractors in Seattle all the way to the other side of the U.S.A. are:
- Lance Armstrong
- Barry Bonds
- Jose Canseco
- Joe Montana
- Evander Holyfield
- Mary Lou Retton
- Muhammad Ali
- Roger Craig
- Dan Marino
- Michael Jordan
- Charles Barkley
- Tiger Woods
There are hundreds more athletes that have been under the care of a chiropractor for many years. These athletes have had wonderfully long careers and are legendary in their many different areas of sports.
Chiropractors and the 2012 Olympics
Being able to compete in the Olympics is something that many athletes have trained and sacrificed for. As the 2012 Olympic teams traveled to London for the games and competitions, many prepared themselves for their sports with specific things and costumes. There were some that also took their chiropractor with them to help treat their injuries and ailments.
Chiropractors being available to athletes at the Olympics began at the 2010 Olympics. There were many athletes that had been under chiropractic care and felt that care resulted in enhanced performance and injury treatment. Because of those athletes and the proven results that chiropractic care has shown, chiropractors were allows to be on the medical teams of Olympians. Those that didn’t have their own chiropractors were given access to those available in the treatment center of the Olympics.
There are many ways that athletes treat their injuries. When it comes to their bodies, most athletes want to ensure they are receiving the best care possible. They know their bodies are instrumental to their success. As many have found, chiropractors have a way with their hands that will help them get back on their feet quickly. Not only have legendary sports figures been under the care of these doctors for years, they have finally made it to the Olympics as well.
Big 12 sources are coming out and saying that West Virginia could be accepted as soon as later today. As far as I know the Big 12 is doing this so they can replace Missouri if they leave for the SEC. This apparently will happen even if Missouri decides to stay in the Big 12. I imagine that West Virginia will be put into the North Division assuming the Big 12 makes it back to 12 teams. This works heavily in the Big 12′s favor considering that West Virginia football is probably at an all time high and their basketball team has made the NCAA tournament six out of the last seven years. If Missouri leaves then that will leave the Big 12 with just 9 teams next season. West Virginia will be leaving the Big East in 2013. With TCU joining and Texas A&M/Missouri probably leaving this would leave the conference looking like this:
- Kansas State
- Oklahoma State
- Texas Tech
- Iowa State
So is this good for the Big 12? I would have to say yes as far as sports goes. I think that geographically it makes about as much sense as TCU going to the Big East. I am really unsure how they expect their fans to travel well to most of their football games. If it holds the Big 12 together I am all for it though.
According the ESPN there is a lot of leadership at Oklahoma that is still interested in moving to the Pac-12 from their current conference the Big 12. They are also reporting that Texas officials met with Oklahoma big wigs and they left Norman feeling very doubtful that Oklahoma would be staying. What does this mean for the Big 12? Well there are a whole lot of situations at this point the worst one of which being that both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State move over to the Pac-12. That would leave the Big 12 in a very bad position. Texas has already made it clear that it would not consider a 7 team Big 12 viable. We all know what has happened since last year when Colorado and Nebraska decided to go elsewhere. Now Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State are all looking elsewhere while everyone else in the conference minus Texas is talking possible lawsuit against everyone leaving the conference. If you are a Texas fan like us, you are just sitting and waiting for everything to unfold. Lets be honest with each other, short of a death penalty there is not a whole lot that could really hurt Texas athletic program. Texas A&M will not get in if there are
If you are wondering whats up with the title, I can tell you right now that former long-time Florida State coach Bobby Bowden came out today to say that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer back in early 2007 and was treated for it during the off season that same year. He is supposedly in remission now for four years but wanted to keep everything a secret so that it would not affect recruiting or take away from the rest of the team. This was probably the smart way to go if you consider all of the distractions that have been going around College Football these days. Entire programs are being destroyed by distractions. USC has not been the same since the Reggie Bush era. With the story coming out now (after he was given the boot from FSU) not only does it leave very little distraction for FSU, it shows how much Coach Bowden truly does care about the Florida State program. When I think of some of the greatest coaches of any sport, I fully believe Bobby Bowden deserves to be in every discussion. I am pretty sure he is your coaches favorite coach. All in all, I have to say that I am quite surprised that this new came out, but at the same time, not at all surprised that they kept this a secret. I am just glad the man is in remission.
So I know you have all heard by now that Oklahoma is #1 overall in all polls so far. I have honestly learned that you cannot rely on the preseason polls for the most part. While I have to admit, most of the Top 25 teams tend to stay about the same every single season, they are almost never right about who is number at the end of the season. Oklahoma will play their second game at Florida State (a team who has been waiting to rip open a top 5 team). It seems the loss of Bobby Bowden has not hurt expectations of the Seminoles as they are once again a Top 10 team preseason even though they barely finished in the Top 25 last season. Well Florida State will already have two games under their belt while Oklahoma will just have one. So what does this mean for Oklahoma? It could be nothing honestly and Oklahoma could come out and stomp on Florida State but my gut tells me this is going to be a huge win for the ACC and a catastrophe for the Big 12. If Oklahoma loses to Florida State early on, I cannot imagine a scenario in which Oklahoma can get back into the National Championship spotlight. We have seen in years past that early losses really are not that big of a deal as long as it happens before the BCS polls come out. Even if they somehow manage to get past #6 Florida State with #21 Missouri right after, they will still need to get past a hot and bothered #8 Texas A&M along with long time rival #9 Oklahoma State (@ Oklahoma State). This does not bode well for a quarterback who takes a pounding at times. To be honest with you I would not be surprised if A&M showed us something special this season because of how angry they are with the rest of the country. I cannot imagine how it feels to be an Aggie fan right now with the fate of your school or alma mater set in stone. I will make a bold prediction right now in saying that Oklahoma will not play in the, let alone win, the National Championship this season.
Hello Aggies how are you doing on this fine afternoon? Not too angry about the Longhorn Network I hope? What I find funny is that no one had a problem when Texas was making more than $80 Million per season through their football team alone yet now fans are in uproar since they signed a TV contract with ESPN. If Texas A&M leaves you can almost be guaranteed that the University of Texas will go independent. If Notre Dame and BYU can go independent and Texas has 10 times the recruits both schools pick up, there really isn’t any reason they would not be able to go independent. Aggies going to the SEC would be one of the worst moves they could possibly make. I realize that there might be a little bit more money involved for you but consider this before you decide to make this move. This could be your schedule if you move to the SEC:
Texas A&M Possible SEC Schedule
|Team||Current Ranking||Last Years Record|
|Ole Miss||NR||4-8 (1-7)|
|Mississippi State||20||9-4 (4-4)|
Skip Bayless is “booking it” already and says that Oklahoma has rightly been chosen #1 by most of the coaches in the NCAA. Oklahoma vs. Alabama in the national championship??? I think not. Anyways, the Coaches Poll has come out and surprise surprise Okie-La-Homer was right, they are #1 by quite a distance. Alabama comes in second with less than a third of the votes of Oklahoma. Does this mean that Oklahoma is 3 times better than Alabama…of course not. The Big 12 looks strong this year, lets just hope they can live up to their reputation. With exactly half of the Big 12 in the top 25, we are no doubt expecting great things this season. Another team that SidelineBlog will be closely following is the TCU Hornfrogs. They were undefeated last season beating two #5 ranked teams and Oregon State who was in the Top 25 at the beginning of the season. They beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. I think that leaves nothing else to say. Here is your Coaches Poll Preseason Top 25 (and also realize that this is in no way how the season will turn out).
|18||Notre Dame||0-0||440||Not Ranked|
|25||Penn State||0-0||161||Not Ranked|
|26||Arizona State||0-0||158||Not Ranked|
|27||West Virginia||0-0||149||Not Ranked|
|29||Miami (FL)||0-0||49||Not Ranked|
|35||Air Force||0-0||15||Not Ranked|
|36||North Carolina||0-0||14||Not Ranked|
|38||South Florida||0-0||9||Not Ranked|
|42||Southern Mississippi||0-0||6||Not Ranked|
|44||North Carolina State||0-0||4||25|
|45||Northern Illinois||0-0||4||Not Ranked|
|46||Oregon State||0-0||4||Not Ranked|
|50||Georgia Tech||0-0||1||Not Ranked|
That’s right, out of the Top 200 Colleges and Universities, The University of Texas at Austin tops them all in amount of merchandise sold. The Longhorns made over $10 million in the last fiscal year (July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010). That’s almost $1.5 million more than they made last year. This top 10 looks almost identical to a lot of the college sports top 10 teams. I think its interesting how those two go hand in hand. A lot of professors curse at collegiate sports like they serve no purpose in this educational system. I say they go side by side more than you could think. Colleges need to make money in order to update their facilities, pay their staff, and keep everything like business as usual. Sports bring in far more money(Football in particular) than the professors do. That’s impressive if you consider the amount of grants that professors can get from companies and individuals who support whatever research and development is going on in that field. The point is that I am tired of hearing about how UT puts too much emphasis on sports and not enough on the education. To me, The University of Texas at Austin is the best place in the world to go to school because not only is it one of the best public universities in the nation for education, but its also one of the best University systems for sports having teams ranked in the Top 25 in nearly all sports. The Collegiate system out there to me also falls under the “iron law of oligarchy” in the sense that eventually the best teams are just gonna get better making all the other schools out there suffer ever more than they already are.
Top Selling Universities
|1||The University of Texas at Austin|
|2||The University of Alabama|
|3||University of Florida|
|4||Louisiana State University|
|5||The University of North Carolina|
|6||University of Georgia|
|7||The University of Michigan|
|8||University of Kentucky|
|9||The Pennsylvania State University|
|10||The University of Oklahoma|
|11||University of Notre Dame|
|12||University of Tennessee|
|13||West Virginia University|
|14||University of Nebraska|
|16||University of Wisconsin|
|17||The University of Kansas|
|18||University of Missouri|
|19||Florida State University|
|20||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|21||Texas A&M University|
|22||University of Illinois|
|23||University of South Carolina|
|24||Texas Tech University|
|26||Oklahoma State University|
The title says it all. I am a fan of music but more importantly Chopped and Screwed music. You know, the slowed down style normally involving a deep voice. For sure, it sounds a lot like Mike Jones more than likely and it could be for all I know. What I do know is that its a baller song that Mack Brown should play right before he goes and gives his big speech before the game. In fact they should just go ahead and make a rap song for all the players and they should just listen to the song before the game starts and there wouldn’t even need to be a big speech. Anyways, check the video out because it was originally showcased on 1300 The Zone (AM Radio Station out of Austin) which is my favorite station when I am in Austin because its the official Longhorn station.
The all but sealed deal between the Minnesota Gophers and the Texas Longhorns is anything but at this point. The deal was that Texas and Minnesota would play each other in 2015 and 2016. I imagine that Minnesota had thought Christmas had come early when they thought they had this deal in the bag back in September 2009 because anyone who plays the Longhorns gets rich. While this would have been the first time the two teams had gotten together was just a few years after the Great Depression back in 1936. While this may come as a disappointment to Longhorn fans, I have heard rumors of the Minnesota series being replaced by playing Notre Dame in the same seasons. We have all heard about how Notre Dame has been wanting to ramp up their schedule in order to boost rankings and viewership. It looks like they have taken a swipe at Minnesota while trying to increase their ratings. Good thing I am not a Gopher fan or I might be mad. Maybe they will get their shot in the Alamo Bowl if Texas craters this season behind Garrett Gilbert. As a Lohghorn fan, I look forward to whooping up on Notre Dame in the future. Especially if Will Muschamp is at the helm.