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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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Gray Chiropractic Invited Back For NAIA Tourney

Posted by Dr. Gray on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Click to go to the Tourney Start PageWe are proud to announce that Gray Chiropractic has been invited back for the second year in a row to be the exclusive chiropractic provider at the NAIA National Basketball Championship this coming March. We had a ton of fun last year, and had the opportunity to work with some fantastic athletes. We are humbled and excited to be a part of this wonderful tradition that’s been held in Kansas City for as long as I can remember. If you’ve not ever attended this tournament, you’re missing out!

Held at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, this year’s tournament will be March 19th through the 25th. Bring the family out and watch some of the best college basketball you can find. Be sure to say “Hi!” if you see us there. When not working with patients, you can usually find us sitting at a table at the end of the court.

While the tournament is ongoing, we will continue to provide care at Gray Chiropractic during all of our normal business hours. As we get closer to the actual dates, we will post more detail about which doctors will be on site at different times. Until then, a little healthy tidbit… remember to stretch daily and limit refined carbohydrates.

See you soon!

– Dr. Gray

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Good Luck, Mavs!

Posted by Dr. Gray on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We have had a great time with the Mavericks hockey team so far! Training camp was all last week, culminating with two preseason games in Wichita on Friday and Saturday. The regular season starts this Friday with their first games in Rapid City, SD. I have had the pleasure to meet all of the players, and have had the opportunity to treat many of them. I’m happy to announce that these guys really “get” chiropractic and understand the benefits it offers them in increasing their performance and recovery time. We’re looking forward to a fantastic inaugural season!

Individual regular season tickets went on sale this week and opening weekend (November 13th & 14th) is selling out fast, so get out there and get your tickets. You are going to love the new arena! I can honestly tell you that there is not a bad seat in the house. Man, I am so psyched about the upcoming season!

Go Mavs!

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