Chiropractic is credited for helping Zach Johnson, 2015 British Open golf champion perform at his best. A July 29, 2015, release from the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) explains that chiropractic helps athletes perform at their highest potential.
The release begins by noting that, “According to experts at the F4CP, the good health and impressive athletic performance displayed by Johnson can, in part, be attributed to the care he receives from doctors of chiropractic (DC), including his father, Dr. David Johnson and PGA Tour chiropractor, Dr. Troy Van Biezen.”
Dr. David Johnson, a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, noted that his son receives regular adjustments both on and off the PGA Tour. He stated, “Zach has been receiving chiropractic care his entire life. Throughout his professional career, Zach has relied on chiropractic to help prevent, manage and treat the wide array of injuries that athletes are susceptible to, and to help keep his body functioning at its best.”
The release also noted that many pro golfers are under chiropractic care. In addition to Zach Johnson, several other professional golfers, including 2015 Masters Tournament and U.S. Open winner, Jordan Spieth, depend on chiropractic care. Many receive the care from the PGA Tour chiropractor, Dr. Troy Van Biezen.
“Over the years, chiropractic care has become a foundational health care element offered to amateur and professional athletes, including golfers, to help alleviate pain and prepare the body for peak athletic performance,” states Dr. Van Biezen, a graduate of Parker University. “Regular chiropractic care helps to maintain proper postural balance, reduce the risk of injury, and improve recovery time and overall health.”
To help bring awareness of the benefits of chiropractic to the general public, both Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth have agreed to participate in the “Champions of Chiropractic” program initiated by the F4CP. The F4CP release notes, “With growing evidence on the dangers of short and long-term pain medication, the chiropractic profession is the largest health provider group offering non-pharmaceutical care with a record of cost savings and high patient satisfaction scores.”
“The public must be informed of the countless health benefits associated with chiropractic,” states Mr. Kent Greenawalt, chairman of the F4CP. “This tremendous level of positive exposure is exactly what the profession needs to advance to the next level and help individuals of all ages receive the care they deserve!”