College Football Team Benefits With Chiropractic
Virginia Tech's football team has had an impressive record over the
last several years.
Head Coach Frank Beamer took the "Hokies" to a Big East
Conference championship where they finished number 2 in the Associated
Press. Some of the credit for their physical health and recovery
from injuries is attributed to chiropractic care.
Dr. Greg Tilley, a chiropractor from Blacksburg Virginia started caring
for various members of the team after approaching the team physician to
discuss how he could assist the team. "In the beginning there were
times when I only saw one or two patients," says Dr. Tilley.
"Now I have been allocated an office in the sports complex where I
have my own portable table, and they have a schedule where the trainers
can schedule times for their athletes to see me.
Junior quarterback Grant Noel began receiving adjustments in July of
2001. He feels that chiropractic gives him better flexibility and range of
motion. "Just getting my back adjusted and loose helps with my trunk
mobility as far as twisting and throwing."
With the success and testimonials of the football team, other athletes
have also begun chiropractic. Athletes from the schools swimming,
diving, lacrosse, soccer, and basketball programs have begun regular
adjustments. Mike Gentry, the assistant athletic director for
athletic performance, summed it up by saying, "I see chiropractic as
having two functions from my perspective. It helps our athletes return to
competition faster if they have sustained some injuries, and secondly, it
seems to be preventative, in the sense that it keeps our athletes more
mobile and flexible and feeling better."