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Sports Chiropractic and Structural Management

Sports Chiropractic and Structural Management


What modern healthcare has failed to provide is a comprehensive structural exam before injuries occur. It should be mandatory for all back-to-school exams to also address the many structural issues that can produce weaknesses and imbalances. These tests consist of range of motion of all joints, leg length measurements, a complete foot exam, muscle tests and most importantly, standing structural x-rays. The value of the x-rays cannot be emphasized enough, because with proper interpretation of biomechanical information found on the x-rays, corrective recommendations, including exercise, proper athletic shoes, treatment, etc., can be made. The recommendations should play a dramatic role in preventing many future injuries, thus reducing the number of future x-rays a student will go through over the course of their lifetime

Structural Fingerprint exam

The Structural Fingerprint Exam is based on the premise that all humans are architectural structures, and each as unique as our fingerprints. Contributing factors consist of heredity, prior injuries, work habits, height, weight, diet, shoes, exercise habits and much more.Structural imbalances increase the vulnerability for injury and accelerate the degenerative process as we age. Just as orthodontists have raised the importance of proper alignment of the teeth, it is also critically important to find an improved balance between the nervous system,the skeletal system and the muscular system. This exam could and should be done on all athletes. The most critical needs are for those who currently suffer with conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, stiffness, hip pains, ilio-tibial band syndrome, sciatica, tingling or numbness down the arms or legs, headaches, plantar fascitis, hamstring injuries, calf injuries, achilles injuries and many more conditions.For those who don’t quite have any of the above conditions, keep in mind that aging is an unkind process, and any continual stress through the structure, such as running, should require a biomechanical exam to locate defects, imbalances and sites of increased stresses.The exam should include all ranges of motions of joints, muscle strengths, right vs. left and front vs. back, a measurement of both legs to determine if there is a structural or anatomical leg length difference, standing x-rays of at least the low back and the neck and other orthopedic and neurological tests which are appropriate.

Advance Conditioning program

Most corrective programs cannot begin until a patient is out of pain, or the symptoms they’re suffering with are significantly reduced. Once improved symptomatically, a corrective, or rehabilitative program, should begin. The key is to restore normal motion back to all joints, increase flexibility, improve balance with muscle strengths and leg lengths, correct pelvic angle defects and gravity line defects. These changes make a dramatic difference in injury frequency, intensity and duration. Without the biomechanical influence, injuries will continue to exist and active participation will continue to decline.This program is designed to “fix” the weaknesses and imbalances that were found on The Structural Fingerprintョ Exam. These are 12 month programs, and there are multiple levels of involvement (Gold, Silver & Bronze).The program consists of all treatments, physical therapies, vibration therapy, rehab exercises, custom orthotics, The Stick, all re-exams and treatment for any new injuries during the program.The goal- to reach Maximum Biomechanical Improvement (improved balance, alignment, mobility and flexibility.

Muscle Management program

Whenever you increase motion, muscles are asked to perform at a higher level. This increase must be done at a rate that your muscles can handle. Too often, we increase our muscular demands faster than our muscles are ready to go.Secondly, repetitive muscular activity produces physiological changes in the muscles that are being used. The symptoms range from stiffness to soreness to muscle pulls. If all warning signals are ignored, stress fractures can be the result. Muscle Management TM is the answer. Warm up, recovery and proper treatment for injuries will protect and preserve the muscular system for many, many years. The Stick will improve both flexibility as well as recovery of the muscles. The Stick improves toxin elimination as well as improved circulation (food and oxygen to the muscles) and should be used every day, and ideally, prior to and immediately after working out.

Mission Possible Running Program

Good habits begin at an early age. This program is designed to help schools put into place a running program for students in K through 6.The program will be conducted in phys ed classes twice per week, and will pro- vide full web support to phys ed teachers, parents and young athletes.The goal is to have kids complete a hal-f marathon (13.1 miles) (grades k-3) and a full marathon (26.2 miles)(grades 4-6) during a 13 week semester.These habits will help shape these young lives.