The greatest athletes in the world are looking to chiropractic for increased performance from Michael Phelps, Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong, athletes from every professional sport are discovering chiropractic and with good reason.
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase pulmonary (lung) function. The American Chiropractic Association Journal reports in a double blind study that the athletes receiving chiropractic spinal adjustments showed improved pulmonary function as opposed to no improvement in the non-adjusted group. The test subjects lung volume capacities increased 5% following two weeks of chiropractic treatment. The implication of increased lung volume competitive endurance athletes is very significant. Being able to breath stronger and deeper for longer periods of time, sending increased vital oxygen to the muscles, increases endurance, and therefore the athletes can perform at a better level.