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Don’t Miss the 2017 ACA Sports Council Annual Symposium

If you’re not a member of the ACA Chiropractic Sports Council… We are a professional and educational nonprofit organization for active chiropractors who are committed to improving and promoting chiropractic treatment of athletes. We work closely with athletic organizations and allied health professionals to foster better understanding of the value of chiropractic care in sports medicine and treatment. Our mission …

Kelly Lange Chiropractor Sports

Dr. Kelly Lange

Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Medical Director of Pine to Palm, President of the ACASC

What you need to know about Patient Education

Does Your Brochure Rack Rock? If your brochure rack is a dust collector or merely a neglected wall decoration, it’s time to put it to work and grow your practice! Waiting for patients to take your brochures is the first mistake. Drug manufacturers shamelessly promote their wares by interrupting your patient’s favorite TV program, yet you’re somehow afraid to hand …

William Esteb

William Esteb

Author and Speaker

Chiropractic’s Increasing Role in Major League Baseball’s Multidisciplinary Approach

Doctors of Chiropractic are playing an ever-increasing role in the team multidiscipline model within Major and Minor League Baseball. As more and more teams embrace the multidisciplinary approach, they are seeing very positive results with their athletes. I’ve been blessed to be a part of an organization that embraced the multidiscipline approach from day one. Since starting with the Arizona …

Dr Alan Palmer Chiropractor Professional Baseball Chiropractic Association

Dr. Alan Palmer

D.C., C.C.S.T., Founder of C.E.P.A., Team Chiropractor for Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Coyotes and Team Chiropractic Consultant to the San Francisco Giants

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion – Part 2

Although the characteristics of shoulder and elbow passive range of motion (PROM) measurements in the overhead throwing athlete have been well documented, these measurements are highly variable according to the population studied (e.g., baseball pitchers vs. non-pitchers; professional vs. high school athletes), the motion measured (e.g., internal rotation [IR] vs. external rotation [ER]), and the technique employed (e.g., moving the …

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion – Part 1

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching Drill After Pitching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion in Professional Baseball Pitchers Rafael F. Escamilla,* PhD, PT, CSCS, FACSM; Kyle Yamashiro, DPT, PT, CSCS; Tony Mikla, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS; Jeff Collins, ATC; Keith Lieppman, BA; and James R. Andrews, MD Investigation performed at California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA Background: A …

Twelve Research Studies Every DC Should Read

Have you ever wondered which research articles scientists and chiropractic policymakers turn to again and again when writing or speaking about chiropractic? Below is an annually updated list of articles we rely on when discussing chiropractic with researchers, payers, federal officials and multidisciplinary health care teams. Cross-Sectional Analysis of Per Capita Supply of Doctors of Chiropractic and Opioid Use in …

Dr. Christine Goertz

Dr. Christine Goertz

Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Chief Executive Officer of the Spine Institute for Quality (Spine IQ)

Rehab Strategies for Whiplash Associative Disorder – Part 1

W.A.D. Whiplash, known to practitioners as “WAD” or Whiplash Associative Disorder, is a collection of symptoms associated with a specific traumatic onset. If you are familiar with rehabbing this cohort, you’ll know that symptoms tend to be more chronic in nature, and it is a condition that tends to respond differently than the typical mechanical neck pain patient. This blog …

Don’t miss the opportunities in occupational medicine

As I travel to chiropractic meetings, conventions, and speaking engagements, I am surprised that most DCs do not know that there is a huge piece of the healthcare pie in which they can participate and get paid cash by companies across all of America. Occupational Healthcare is concerned with the safety and well-being of American workers. Isn’t that a field …

Dr. James Raker

D.C., F.A.D.P., C.M.E., C.W.P.

Tips for relieving muscle cramps and gaining flexibility

For more than 35 years, I have spent time with many different sports, many age ranges from elementary school through the 4th decade, at pretty much every level of competition from AYSO soccer up through every school age, Olympic and professional levels. The one thing that all athletes are susceptible to is muscle cramping. Earlier in my career, after I …

David S. Myers

Dr. David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Tips for becoming a sports chiropractor

When I was a young boy growing up in New Jersey, I dreamed of playing professional baseball. I was a good baseball player, but as years passed I soon realized my talents did not quite match my desires. As fate would have it, in 2005 I found myself walking into the clubhouse of the Kansas City Royals Spring Training clubhouse …

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Dr. David Perrine

DC, CCSP, FIAMA and Kansas City Royals Consulting Chiropractor