Chiropractic Medicine

What is Chiropractic sports medicine?

World class professional and Olympic athletes seek sports chiropractic care and chiropractic sports physicians. Over the years these athletes have discovered the drug-free way to maximize health and athletic performance. Over the past 20 years, top athletes including professional, collegiate, and Olympic, have utilized Dr. Fischer's expertise. Dr Fischer and his staff are highly trained in the field of sports related injuries. He received his post graduate training through the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians, and is proficient in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of athletic injury.

What makes our sports injury center different? Experience and training.

Dr Fischer combines the fields of chiropractic, physical therapy, laser therapy, rehabilitation, sports massage for our patients to achieve maximum health and performance. From the rugby field to the swimming pool, from the basketball court to the golf course, we will diagnose your injury, select the appropriate course of therapy, and return you to your sport. Through our unique approach, we will improve your flexibility, range of motion, and overall health.

Dr Fischer has been preparing athletes for the highest levels of competition including the last five Olympiads. He can do the same for you.

Chiropractic Medicine

Doctors of Chiropractic

Doctors of Chiropractic -- often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians -- practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed physicians.

Other Chiropractic Procedures

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation," also called "chiropractic adjustment." The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile -- or restricted in their movement -- as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.