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Keeping Baseball Players in the Game

BaysoxSince the 1920s, when the New York Yankees traveled with a chiropractor to their games, many professional baseball players have been taking advantage of the edge that playing pain-free gives them. Many major league baseball players have attested to the fact that chiropractic care has been instrumental in helping them perform at their best.

From the Player’s Mouths

Barry Bonds said before his retirement, “I go to my chiropractor on a regular basis, because I want to prolong my career as long as possible. I see him about once a week, in between my training (sessions). By getting an adjustment once a week from him, I feel I can sustain my career a lot longer.” Bonds noted, “I think it should be mandatory for athletes to see a chiropractor.”

Former major league player Jose Canseco said of chiropractic, “I’ve found that it’s a great stress reliever to get adjusted. It takes away a lot of the tightness in the muscles.” He noted that chiropractic is useful for baseball players because “When you’re out there and you’re not feeling the pain, you’re obviously going to be a better player.”

Johnny Damon is another staunch supporter of chiropractic. While playing for the New York Yankees in 2007, Damon advised that they hire a team chiropractor. He knew first-hand of the benefits of regular chiropractic care. Damon was one of only three major league players who had gone for at least 10 years in the majors without being put on the disabled list.

Team chiropractors are becoming increasingly common in Major League Baseball, and these athletes’ testimonials strongly suggest that it’s a good move for any team to make if they want to keep their players healthy and performing at their best.

Supporting Community Sports

DeMaio Chiropractic & Physical Therapy is proud to support the local community and sponsor the Bowie Baysox, 2015 Eastern League Champions. All of our chiropractors played high school and college sports and we understand your desire to practice, play and maintain fitness and are committed to helping professional and recreational athletes of all ages reach and maintain optimal performance.

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