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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Do chiropractors work with athletes?

    I've heard that only physios are allowed to work with athletes and sports. Is this true?
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  • Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    Although physiotherapists do work with athletes, they work in a team made up of medical doctors, nutritionists & dietitians, performance coaches and chiropractors.

    I have actually written a blog on this topic, as there is a complete specialised field for athletes known as sports chirorpactic.

    http://www.ryanhislop.com.au/news/sports-performance-and-chirorpactic-a-perfect-match/29800

    So in short; Yes, chiropractors work with athletes…and…  there is a team of health professionals that work with the athlete.

    Idealy, this is how every individual should be looked after. By a team of professionals all using their strengths to improve the health of that individual.

  • Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    Although physiotherapists do work with athletes, they work in a team made up of medical doctors, nutritionists & dietitians, performance coaches and chiropractors.

    I have actually written a blog on this topic, as there is a complete specialised field for athletes known as sports chirorpactic.

    http://www.ryanhislop.com.au/news/sports-performance-and-chirorpactic-a-perfect-match/29800

    So in short; Yes, chiropractors work with athletes…and…  there is a team of health professionals that work with the athlete.

    Idealy, this is how every individual should be looked after. By a team of professionals all using their strengths to improve the health of that individual.

  • Dr Greg Sher

    Chiropractor

    I am the Clinic Director of the Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic.At our clinic, we see an equal mix of city office workers and elite … View Profile

    Some excellent examples of Chiropractors working with Elite Athletes: 

    • Usain Bolt gets adjusted before competing, as did Maurice Green in his prime. 
    • Most American Pro Cycling teams have a full-time Chiropractor on staff, Jeff Spencer, DC, being one of the most prominent. 
    • Most Olympic Programs have Chiropractors consulting on the medical team. 
    • Padraig Harrington (Pro golfer) travels with his Chiropractor, and even has been adjusted for a stiff neck and disc problem in the middle of the last round of a Major! 
    •  Dr King, DC treated the Leicester Tigers and England Rugby union teams.
    I think the long and the short of it is that Chiropractors bring along with them a unique angle to the medical team, but it is the combined skill and experience of the medical team that works best in preventing many devastating sports injuries. 

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