College athletes are likely to use chiropractic, say researchers in
Hawaii who studied 122 female athletes and 187 male athletes
representing 20 sports.
Chiropractic was the second most common type of complimentary and alternative medicine used, following massage therapy. In particular, during the past 12 months, 38% of the subjects used massage, 29% used chiropractic, 14% used Lomilomi and 12% used acupuncture. Women were more likely than men to use CAM.
“CAM usage overall did not differ significantly by sport, year in
college, nor ethnicity. Hawaiian, Samoan, and Tongan subjects were more likely to use the Hawaiian-originated forms of CAM.”
Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine – May 2006;16:232-7.