Hockey and Chiropractic

Apr 30, 2014 | by: SCC

It’s NHL Playoffs Time: Get back in the game with chiropractic.


Excitement is in the air as the 2014 NHL playoffs are just getting started. Hockey players put their bodies and their spines through a tremendous amount of trauma and stress all year long. So, what’s their secret to health and how do they stay that way? For many of them, including former Maple Leaf Gary Roberts, the answer is chiropractic.

Gary Roberts suffered a major neck injury in 1996 that caused nerve damage resulting in pain and numbness in his neck and arms. He feared his career was over and knew he needed to get better, but repeated surgeries and rehab had little effect. Roberts could recall a time where he “couldn’t hold a steak knife to cut food.” He believed his career was over.

At that point Roberts decided to visit a chiropractor to relieve nerve stress and reduce scar tissue in his upper spine and neck. After a short period of time he regained his feeling and strength, allowing him to get back in the game. Roberts went on to play another 13 years in the NHL.

“It saved my life,” says Roberts, who eventually retired from the NHL four years ago. He is now an advocate for chiropractic treatment and views it as an essential complement to proper nutrition and training techniques for athletes.


Click HERE to read the full article in the Toronto Star.

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