|Chiropractors Can Lead Drive for Drug-Free Athletics
by Vic Naumov, DC
New Milford, NJ - Chiropractors are the leading drug-free health care professional in the world. With the recent focus placed on performance enhancing drugs and sports, chiropractors have a great opportunity to become leaders in the push towards the advancement of drug-free athletics.
Dr. Vic Naumov, DC, a New Jersey Chiropractor, Founder and President of the non-profit charity organization, the National Coalition for the Advancement of Drug-Free Athletics, Inc. (NCADFA), has launched an anti-drug crusade aimed at municipalities, middle schools, high schools and sports organizations across the U.S. His message is direct and simple, "First, address the growing problem of performance enhancing drug use among student-athletes then, begin teaching them strategies that will enable them to safely and effectively improve their athletic performance, naturally."
It's been all over the media the past year and it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. The topic of anabolic steroids and athletes has hit the main stream and has finally stepped out of the locker-room and into the living rooms around the country. "Anabolic Steroids" are fast becoming household words, if they haven't already.
According to the NIDA, over one million teens have admitted to using anabolic steroids with the intent to improvement their athletic ability, physical appearance and self-image, states Dr. Naumov, who is recognized as the nation's leading advocate for the advancement of drug-free athletes.
As the creator of the NCADFA's Choose NOT to Use(R) Campaign, Dr. Naumov has recently appeared on dozens of nationally aired sports/talk radio and television programs to get out his message about the use of performance enhancing drugs by young athletes and uses every opportunity to explain the role of chiropractic in helping solve the problem.
"The most under utilized and overlooked, natural performance enhancing tool available to any athlete, at any age, is the chiropractic adjustment," he explained at a recent seminar. "Only chiropractors are trained to identify and correct interference in an athlete's nervous system, for that simple reason chiropractors are the leaders in the field of natural performance enhancement. It's important that you understand, for an athlete to perform at their absolute best, their nervous system has to be as clear as possible. Only regular chiropractic care ensures the body consistently is able to perform at its peak in all areas. This not only includes physically, but mentally and chemically as well. Remember athletic skills such as, balance, hand-eye coordination, body position sense and reflexive reaction time are all neurological acts which require a good nerve supply to be performed at 100 percent," says Naumov.
During each seminar Dr. Naumov emphasizes that, "Chiropractors are more than alternative health care providers, more than just neck and back pain doctors - they are human performance specialists. Both athletes and the public need to know that. Only Chiropractors help the body work at its peak potential, at its absolute best. Nobody else can provide this unique service.
Dr. Naumov founded the NCADFA with the purpose of positioning chiropractors in a national leadership role with the hopes to recruiting other DCs into the effort of teaching athletes about chiropractic's role regarding natural performance enhancement. "It's about time the public recognized us for our uniqueness and we stop trying so hard to be accepted by other groups," he tells other DCs. "It's the public that will pay us what we're worth, not the insurance companies. "Our efforts and resources are better allocated helping athletes understand the value of the unique service only we are capable of providing. To become a leader, you must first see yourself as one. I see every chiropractor on this planet as a potential leader. We can help athletes of all ages maximize their innate potential, naturally."
Doctors interested in learning more about the work of, or joining the NCADFA, can visit www.NCADFA.org or www.ChooseNotToUse.org or call Dr. Vic Naumov at 201-265-8688.