If athletics is a major part of your life and if you have ever experienced injuries or discomfort from playing sports, then you should consider chiropractic care. Regular treatments from a sports chiropractor can give you many benefits including pain relief and improved performance.
We have listed below what a sports chiropractor does, what credentials they should have, and how they are able to help you.
What is a Sports Chiropractor?
A Sports Chiropractor is a qualified medical practitioner who uses chiropractic medicine to treat injuries that are sports related, as well as preventing new injuries from occurring.
Although some people consider chiropractic care for athletes an “alternative medicine” it is still, nevertheless, a very common and safe practice.
A good sports chiropractor will have an extensive knowledge of sports and sport related injuries. Their interest in sports could have led them to specialize in athletic chiropractic medicine. Their passion motivating them to help athletes perform at their best.
A good sports chiropractor will consider the wellness of your entire body, not just the area of injury.
What Credentials Should a Sports Chiropractor have?
Sports chiropractors have a doctorate degree in chiropractic care, meaning they are Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine.
They study at an accredited institution, taking four years to complete the rigorous training. Thousands of hours are spent in the classroom by these doctors, as well as time in laboratories and clinical internships. A comprehensive knowledge of the human body is acquired by each student as a result of all this training.
The courses chiropractic students’ study are, anatomy, pathology, physics, biochemistry, nutrition and more. With safety being a priority throughout their training, students learn how to adjust patients’ mid-backs, lower backs and cervical regions.
There are four parts to the exam to become a licensed practitioner. The first part is written in their second year in school. More advanced areas are covered by the second exam taken in the third year and parts three and four soon after graduation.
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