de France Champion Depends on Chiropractic
Lance Armstrong is the first American to win the Tour de France three
years in row. One of the methods he uses to keep in peak performance is
chiropractic care. The chiropractor he uses to help him is Dr. Jeff Spencer.
Dr. Jeff Spencer is no stranger to the sport. He is a former champion
cyclist who competed on the 1972 United States Olympic Team as a sprint
cyclist and he serves as chiropractor for the United States Postal Service
Professional Cycling Team.
According to Dr. Spencer, My job with Lance and the team is to optimize
the neuromusculoskeletal component of their training and, in the event
of a crash, minimize down time and get them back in the race as quickly
as possible. I adjust them as needed and guide them in choices of diet
and supplements, which helps reduce the likelihood of injury.
Chiropractic helps athletes perform better by removing interference to
their nervous system known as subluxations. When the nerve system is free
of interference the athlete can perform better. In a study conducted by
the New Zealand School of Chiropractic, University of Auckland, New Zealand
reaction times were improved and shortened in volunteer subjects that
received chiropractic care over those that did not. The group that received
the chiropractic adjustment showed a decrease in reaction time of 97 milli-seconds
representing a 14.8 percent quicker reaction time. Considering these findings
is it any wonder why Lance Armstrong and thousands of other athletes use
chiropractic care to obtain their peak performance?