Monday, April 13, 2009

Steroids: Clemens Said it Best

Major League Baseball is starting, and I’m sure the steroid rumors are going to continue. With Roger Clemens’ saga last year, A-Rod’s recent confession, and the spot light now shining towards Manny, this might be another long season of steroid-filled ESPN Breaking News highlights.

With all of this focus on steroid use, and the improved regulations of the MLB, players are certainly reconsidering the use of performance enhancing substances. That being said I believe the players, and teams for that matter, are going to focus on a much more drug restricted plan to keep their bodies functioning optimally.

Teams traditionally have an entire medical staff trained to provide the care that their players need. This staff is usually composed of medical doctors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, orthopedists, etc… allowing the players to perform at the highest level.
Chiropractic is another profession that is becoming more and more popular around the clubhouse. Teams and players around the MLB are seeking out Chiropractors to aid in their performance.

It was Clemens himself who stated in his Congressional Testimony that he “has had the opportunity to work with many trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists and other professionals to try to educate himself and to use the knowledge they had to keep his body in the best shape it could possibly be.” You can see it for yourself on this
YouTube clip (seen around 1:40)! Therefore, with the improved MLB steroid screening tests, and the fear of being exposed to the public, I believe many more players are going to be strongly concentrating “on keeping their bodies in the best shape they can possibly be,” by using drug free alternatives.

Chiropractic is a drug free alternative to treating sports injuries and ensuring optimal performance. Here in our
Fairfax office, we have the opportunity to treat many collegiate, professional, and Olympic level athletes, without the use of drugs.

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