Golfers such as Gary Player and Fred Couples use acupuncture. Football players famous for using acupuncture include Joe Montana, Morten Anderson, and defensive lineman Michael Strahan. Morten Anderson had acupuncture twice a week to benefit his feet. He retired in 2008 at 48 years of age from the NFL as the second oldest player ever in the game. Acupuncture helps players to recover quicker from injuries and helps prevent injuries. Acupuncture creates musculoskeletal resilience.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Randy Johnson had regular Acupuncture. The San Francisco Giants used acupuncture as part of a team medical program. The SF Giants team acupuncturist tours with the team. The New York Yankees Pitcher A.J. Burnett wanted Acupuncture as part of his contract. Burnett says “There’s no doubt in my mind Acupuncture helped… I found that I responded really well to the acupuncture”. Nastia Liukin had a difficult year of Gymnastics competition in 2007 due to an ankle injury. In 2008 she had regular acupuncture treatments and went on to win an Olympic gold medal for women’s gymnastics.