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Joe Montana and Joe the Plumber… What do they have in common?

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Beyond the obvious of having the name “Joe,” what do Joe Montana and Joe the Plumber have in common?

Joe Montana is a retired world class athlete and is considered by many to be one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. Life as a pro athlete may seem all fun and games, but 95% of it is hard work. From high school, through his career at Notre Dame, 13 years with the San Francisco 49’ers, and two years with the Kansas City Chiefs, there were daily workouts and hard exertion. Think about that for a second. Most of the time, all we see of pro athletes is three hours of a game once or twice per week. We watch and are amazed at their ability and strength. My question to you is, “Why should we be so amazed?” Look at the amount of work and effort they put in day in and day out when the cameras aren’t running. They run, they stretch, they lift, they walk, they eat well, they drink tons of water, … they do whatever they can to play better and avoid injury. Of course their skills are more efficient and they have fewer injuries! However, for every Joe Montana, there are 100’s of others who are working just as hard without the fame, without the glory, and without the fat paycheck. Thousands of athletes around the world will never achieve the level of success or be as good as Joe Montana, but they’re willing to work every bit as hard for the same reasons… to play better and avoid injury.

Now, let’s look at Joe the Plumber. Honestly, I just chose that name because it was recognizable but I could just as easily said Scott the Carpenter, Mary the Warehouse Queen, or John the Baker. The point is that regardless of what profession we choose, there is hard work involved. Every day, we have responsibilities that require us to physically exert ourselves. Instead of throwing a football, maybe it’s swinging a hammer. Instead of catching a pass, maybe it’s lifting a box to that third shelf. Instead of running 50 yards, maybe you have to stand on your feet for eight hours. If you think about it, we’re all athletes. We’re all playing this game of life… are you playing to win? Are you willing to work as hard as you can to play better and avoid injury? Just like professional athletes, we must also consider proper diet, regular stretching, exercise, and practice. If we want to live successful lives, we must be willing to do what successful people do.

As a part of his regular health regimen, Joe Montana regularly visited his chiropractor. He was seen on live television getting an adjustment before one of his four Superbowl wins, and has publicly praised chiropractic for keeping him healthy and helping him recover from injuries faster. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots recently said, “Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.” Tiger Woods, Evander Holyfield, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Barry Bonds… all adamant that chiropractic is essential to optimal health and fitness.

If chiropractic can help the best of the best, think of how much more it can do for the rest of us.

– Dr. Gray

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One Response to “Joe Montana and Joe the Plumber… What do they have in common?”

  1. Anne said

    I have sure learned the benefit of maintaining my spinal health rather than just waiting until I am in trouble. I have been in more than my share of car accidents…and so have lots of damage. Chiropractic can be life changing. As I go down the street and see people who are younger than me pushing walkers, I am so glad I know the benefits of chiropractic!

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