Dr. Kevin Toss DC, DACBSP
Diplomate American Chiropractic Boards Sports Physicians
Staten Island, NY - 718-966-7000
Clifton, NJ - 973-777-2536
Sports chiropractic is a newly emerging specialty with great benefits to the athlete. The goal of sports chiropractic is to use the basis of chiropractic, namely restoring proper biomechanics to the spine and extremities, and apply it to the sports arena.
A sports chiropractor is a doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) who has undergone rigorous training and study, both in the classroom and on-the-field, in the discipline of sports injury prevention and sports performance enhancement. After graduating from chiropractic school, a D.C. must complete 3 years of post-graduate education in sports medicine, pass both written and practical national board exams, complete 100 hours of side-line fieldwork, and fulfill a written requirement that must pass peer-review for acceptance for publication. This will earn a D.C. the honor of Diplomate of Sports Chiropractic.
Treatment by a sports chiropractor may be for different reasons. It may be so that the athlete has proper biomechanics before entering play in sport to assure optimal performance. It may be post-competition to restore function after a physically demanding event. Or it may be to treat an acute sports injury so that the athlete can return to play as quickly as possible. It is for these reasons that sports chiropractors are now seen as integral components of medical staffs of professional and Olympic sports teams.
For an athlete to achieve optimum performance, the nervous system, as well as, all the joints and surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments need to be functioning properly. Joints can not be restricted in motion, muscles need to be of appropriate length, and nerve flow needs to be unimpeded for an athlete to compete safely and effectively. Through manipulation of key joints and using specialized muscle techniques, sports chiropractors can achieve increased flexibility and improve speed and strength in the athlete…all extremely important to sports performance.
Because the Sports Chiropractor is trained and well versed in the demands that particular sports place on certain muscles, it is now possible to unlock the body’s stored potential. Sports chiropractors can help you run faster, jump higher, lift heavier weights than ever before, increase pitch velocity, add 20, 30 or even 50 yards onto your next golf drive, decrease your swim time or add MPH onto your tennis serve! THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO THE BENEFITS!!