Every professional athlete understands how chiropractic care optimizes the brain-body connection allowing them to compete at their highest level.

Through specific scientific chiropractic care, athletes are able to unlock the fullest potential of human performance; the athlete reaches the best possible performance during competition and their daily training regime. The great American runner Steve Prefontaine said “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”

Whether it’s the Super Bowl or a scrimmage, the Masters or a practice round, a professional athlete’s medical team is always nearby. For a majority of them, that team includes a chiropractor. Athletes such as Aaron Rodgers, Vernon Davis, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth view chiropractic as an essential part of their overall health and wellness routines.


Chiropractic in the NFL

One of the most common sports to use chiropractic care is football. NFL players such as Aaron Rodgers, Vernon Davis, Jerry Rice, Patrick Willis, and Justin Smith praise chiropractic for helping them to play at the best of their ability and without aches or pains.

Takeo Spikes, a former football linebacker has been adjusted by chiropractors for 15 years during and after his football career. According to the Professional Football Chiropractic Association, the average NFL team chiropractor will perform 30 to 50 treatments each week during a football season.

With about 34 chiropractors working for NFL teams, together, they execute 16,320 to 27,200 adjustments in just 16 weeks.

Chiropractic in the PGA

Several golfers including Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, see chiropractic as a key part of their success. 

Jordan Spieth, the most recent and one of the youngest Masters Tournament winners, recently thanked his chiropractor, Troy Van Biezen, DC, in his acceptance speech for the green jacket. Spieth has been using a chiropractor since he was 14 to help prevent injuries and enhance his athletic performance and overall health.

Dr. Van Biezen has been on the PGA Tour Medical Staff for nine years. He describes how golf is an asymmetrical sport that creates imbalances in the body. He provides Spieth with chiropractic care one to two times a day and travels with him full time.

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I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.
Michael Jordan

Why do so many athletes rely on routine chiropractic care?

Chiropractic provides a safe, natural and drug-free option to relieve pain, as well as preventative benefits vital to keeping the body balanced, flexible and functioning at its best.

How can I benefit from routine chiropractic?

Whether you are a professional, amateur or youth athlete, you can experience the same benefits from routine chiropractic care; it is just as important for you to include chiropractic as a key part of your overall health routine. With affordable personalized treatment plans, Atlas Family Chiropractic brings health and wellness to any busy athlete or weekend warrior on-the-go.

Walking the walk.

Dr. Glen has been involved in competitive sports, bodybuilding and Cross-fit, and has a real appreciation for athletic performance.

Dr. Glen says, “In my younger years as a competitive bodybuilder I noticed that my gains excelled, as well as starting Cross-fit in my forties and being able to compete against men twenty years younger; regular chiropractic is key.”

At Atlas Family Chiropractic our entire team is determined to make sure your body is functioning at 100% all of the time. Neurological corrective care is gentle but effective even for the largest athletes.

Take the steps to improve your performance, live a healthier, and experience the benefits of neurological corrective chiropractic care today.

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Clinic Hours

  • M: 8:30 am - 12 pm; 2 pm - 6 pm
  • T: 2 pm - 6 pm
  • W: 8:30 am - 12 pm; 2 pm-6 pm
  • Th: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; 2 pm - 6 pm


Atlas Family Chiropractic

  • Dr. Glen Johanson
  • Airdrie, Alberta
  • 403-945-9450
  • 5113, 403 Mackenzie Way SW

Patient Testimonials


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I brought my baby in after labour. Dr. Glen is gentle and great with kids. Cassie
Dr. Glen’s chiro care should be a requirement for prevention of conditions. Getting regular adjustments has made a world of difference. First the headaches went away, then my back has gotten much better and I continue with treatments to prevent these headaches and pain. It feels better to have an adjustment rather than to take pain medication to cover the symptom but never address the cause. You can gain better results with adjustments. Tina T