Mississauga Family Chiropractor

Chiropractic for athletes

One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my practice was as the Team Chiropractor for the Toronto Argonauts. For 13 years, I worked with the Toronto Argonauts football team on and off the field, helped them stay in peak form, and guided them in healing from injuries. As a once-sponsored athlete and a cycling fanatic, I’ve had my share of sport-related injuries myself.

My lifestyle and my years with the Argos have afforded me a first-hand knowledge of both what it takes to be in an athlete’s body and what it takes to care for one. I’ve made lifelong friends with the Argos’ players; and I guide many of them today, while they continue their life journeys as fathers, coaches, and simply people who never want to get out of shape. Chiropractic for athletes has become a necessary and essential tool in maintaining and achieving high performance as well as a drug-free way to help heal from sports injuries. We have great success in treating conditions such as back pain, disc herniations, stingers, rotator cuff shoulder tendonitis, hip pointers, ankle sprains, patellofemoral syndrome just to name a few.

Top professionals in every sport are under chiropractic care to increase health and performance. The following are just a few sports stars under chiropractic care.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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“I am very fortunate to have, so-to-speak, my in-house chiropractor

, Dr. Franco Colombu, as my own personal chiropractor. So, I visit Franco regularly, and he comes over to my house. He adjusts my wife, my kids, me, everybody gets an adjustment. And we feel always great when Franco leaves. Even when I have athletic injuries he’s always there for me, and helps me. So it’s really terrific, and I know that first hand. That’s why I always will be traveling around, all over the world, talking highly about the profession of chiropractic.You chiropractic doctors are really miracle workers, and that’s why it’s really great to have you here, part of the Arnold Classic. Because, like I said, the Arnold Classic and Fitness Weekend are about health and about fitness and preventive care.”

Dan O’Brien

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“If it were not for Chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal.”

“You obviously can’t compete at your fullest if you’re not in alignment. And your body can’t heal if your back is not in alignment. It was the holistic idea that I liked about chiropractic and that is what track and field is about. Every track and field athlete that I have ever met has seen a chiropractor at one time or another. In track and field, it is absolutely essential. Chiropractic care is one of the things I think that no one has denied or refuted.”

“I am very fortunate to have, so-to-speak, my in-house chiropractor, Dr. Franco Colombu, as my own personal chiropractor. So, I visit Franco regularly, and he comes over to my house. He adjusts my wife, my kids, me, everybody gets an adjustment. And we feel always great when Franco leaves. Even when I have athletic injuries he’s always there for me, and helps me. So it’s really terrific, and I know that first hand. That’s why I always will be traveling around, all over the world, talking highly about the profession of chiropractic.You chiropractic doctors are really miracle workers, and that’s why it’s really great to have you here, part of the Arnold Classic. Because, like I said, the Arnold Classic and Fitness Weekend are about health and about fitness and preventive care.”

Joe Montana

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“Chiropractic care works for me.”

One of the most recognizable celebrity/athletes, holder of four Superbowl rings, three Superbowl MVP’s and Player of the Year in 1990 has just agreed to become the spokesperson for Chiropractic in the State of California.

Emmitt Smith Credits Chiropractic for Rushing Record

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“Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents.”

An article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram explains it all started after the 1994 season when Smith endured a lot of hamstring problems and he began to ask himself some tough questions. “Do I need to get more rest? Do I need to eat better? Do I need a little more training? How can I take care of my body better? Do I need to find a chiropractor? It was time for me to invest in me,” Smith said. “I found a specialist that’s really good in balancing out my body to make sure my hips are rotated right, and my body is functioning properly. I remember somebody telling me that what I put myself in during the games is like having a car wreck every Sunday. It’s against the norm. You can find yourself in awkward positions. That stuff takes its toll. But if you take advantage of the health care, balance your body back out, put it back where it’s supposed to be, you function better, and you recover faster.”

 

Evander Holyfield

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I do believe in chiropractic.

“I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring.  I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge.”

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