Sports chiropractic is a specialized sub-set of chiropractic. The ACA Sports Council was founded in 1972 to help provide advanced programs of learning related to injuries that occur during athletic events, training, competition and more. Olympic athletes began working with sports chiropractors in 1976. Four years later, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Division of Sports Medicine officially appointed its first sports chiropractor.
No matter what level of athletic training and performance you currently have, sports chiropractic can help you optimize performance and prevent or rehab many sports related injuries. While many of the sports injuries we see are overuse injuries like hip, knee or foot pain in runners or shoulder and elbow pain in tennis players, sports chiropractors can evaluate, diagnose and treat just about any sports related injury or performance issue.
Chiropractic training and care is a more holistic, natural and drug-free approach to pain and injury that utilizes numerous techniques and modalities that can benefit athletes.