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Why Should I Go to a Sports Chiropractor?

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A sports chiropractic certification is a specialty distinction within the chiropractic profession designating advanced post-graduate training and education in the treatment of sports-related injuries. Certifications in the United States are governed by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP) and are typically designated as Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians (CCSP) in addition to the standard Doctor of Chiropractic credentials (DC).

And in case you didn’t know, our very own Dr. Chad Robertson is one.

Techniques and Benefits Beyond Traditional Chiropractic

In addition to traditional chiropractic services, Sports Chiropractors typically cater their treatment plans toward active individuals who wish to improve their personal performance or restore the body back to optimal capability after a musculoskeletal injury. In addition to both spinal and extremity joint manipulation, Sports Chiropractors typically focus their efforts on soft tissue mobilization techniques along with a variety of non-invasive treatment options such as advanced taping, acupuncture, and the use of laser therapy along with patient-specific rehabilitative exercise programs intended to improve strength, flexibility or functional capability of a patient’s joints or muscles.

Studies have shown that chiropractic care has provided benefit in the treatment and recuperation of concussion by reducing the stress placed on the neck following the concussive force that generated the injury while helping reduce secondary symptoms from concussion like headache.

You Might Gain A Competitive Advantage

In recent years chiropractic has been shown to represent an integral component of most collegiate and professional sports teams. Athletes are always striving for a competitive advantage over their opponents and specific chiropractic care helps a person achieve optimal functional movement and coordination for ideal performance.

According to JMPT, as of 2015, every team in the National Football League has an official team chiropractor and the same holds true for most other teams of Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League as well as the Professional Golf Association and the US Olympic Team. Each member of a sports team’s sports medicine staff provides a unique service to the athletes and the team chiropractor is capable of offering treatment options that differ from traditional methods offered by other health care providers.

Sports Chiropractic and it effectiveness has earned a designated branch of the “sports medicine tree.” Any patient with interest in improving their physical performance and functioning optimally should consider a sports chiropractor.  From professionals to amateurs to adolescents, all athletes can benefit from sport chiropractic care.

Unlock your potential, see for yourself just how well you can feel and how much better you can function with chiropractic care.

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