NFL player receiving a sideline adjustment

Chiropractors are on the sidelines and in the training rooms of virtually every professional sporting event. The US Olympic Team and most major college athletic departments also have chiropractic physicians on staff.

Chiropractic and sports are now inseparable.  Virtually all professional and elite amateur athletes are being managed by a team of athletic trainers and sports medicine doctors including sports chiropractors.

Evansville chiropractor Dr. Eric Mitz loves being a sports chiropractor to athletes at all levels: from youth, high-school, college, elite amateur and professional athletes. Even the weekend warriors benefit from his sports injury chiropractic expertise.  Dr. Mitz is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Professional Football Chiropractors Association, and the Sports Council of the American Chiropractic Association.

Chiropractic and the Athlete

Regular chiropractic care has shown in clinical trials to reduce the incidence of injury in competitive athletes as well as reduce recovery times for those that do become injured. Other clinical trials have demonstrated an improvement in aerobic function, range of motion and strength after receiving chiropractic care.

Have you ever wondered why so many professional and elite amateur athletes get chiropractic care regularly, and not just when they have pain or an injury? It’s because chiropractic care has been proven to keep the body healthy, pain free, and functioning at optimal levels. Professional athletes — golfers, tennis players, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, rugby — have enough money to choose whatever treatments they want.  And they choose chiropractic.

Here’s what NFL football players have to say about their sports chiropractor:

” …as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.” - Tom Brady, New England Patriots ~ 3 time Super Bowl Champion, 2 time Super Bowl MVP, and 2011 NFL Player of the Year.

“Those are the guys that put me on the field when I didn’t think I had a chance to be on the field. These are professionals, and God put them in my life for a reason.” Terrell Owens, NFL Wide Receiver

“I believe in chiropractic, and I know it works. You probably know about my long and successful career in football. I’m flattered by the testimonials to my durability. Football is a very rough and vigorous sport. Chiropractic was the key to keeping me in the game.”- Jerry Rice, Wide Receiver ~ 3 time Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP


Serena Williams shows off her Kinesio-Taping and her wicked baseline game.

Sports Injury Treatment

Evansville chiropractor Dr. Eric Mitz’s approach to treating sports injuries engages all the resources available at The Hamilton Clinic. Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and physical therapy modalities (e.g., ultrasound, cryotherapy) are employed to reduce pain, reduce/eliminate tissue swelling and improve range of motion. Cutting edge treatment modalities employed include: Kinesio Taping, Frequency Specific Microcurrent and Cold Laser Therapy.

Exercise rehabilitation with a strong emphasis on maintaining and improving neurological integration is initiated as soon as possible through the healing process.  We understand your desire to practice, play and maintain fitness and our treatment and rehabilitation strategy will be geared toward your goals.

Sports Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement

Hamilton Clinic has a complete on-site gym which allows us to put you in motion to see how your body moves while performing your sport.  Working in conjunction with our staff exercise physiologist, a Functional Movement Screen is employed to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. We can then tailor a strength and flexibility program unique for your needs.

An example of this is working with leaping athletes — basketball, volleyball, dancers and those preparing for scouting/draft combines where a vertical jump test will be performed — to improve their vertical jump height. See this blog post on how I help patients improve their vertical jump for more information on this specific topic.

Dr. Mitz’s multidisciplinary approach will get you out of pain quickly, back in action sooner and performing better than ever. Call today, schedule your appointment, and have your best season yet.