Sports Chiropractor

Sports Chiropractic is a sub-specialty of chiropractic. As a sports chiropractor, Dr. Tsai has extensive experience in the diagnosis of concussions, on-field emergency medicine, and treatment of spinal & extremity conditions. Performance Place® has allowed us to use this infographic so you can easily learn how popular Sports Chiropractors are in professional sports.


Top 20 Reasons why you need a sports chiropractor

  • 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and boost performance.

  • 77% of athletic trainers have referred players to a chiropractor.

  • 30% increase in eye-hand coordination after 12 weeks of chiropractic care.

  • 75% of elite athletes experience back pain.

  • Females are at a greater risk of developing running injuries than males, Male are more likely to injure themselves during a competitive race or marathon.

  • Sports chiropractors have helped team U. S. A. win more than 750 medals since 1980, including 314 gold medals.

  • Most major college athletes departments have a chiropractor on staff.

  • 2 million injuries, 500,000 - doctor visits 30, 000 - hospitalization.

Chiropractors in Pro Sports

  • RUNNING - in one study 100% of runners with joint problems reported reduced symptoms and were able to maintain or increase their training mileage after receiving chiropractic care

  • FOOTBALL - During the course of a football season, chiropractors give up to 16,320 - 27,200 adjustments to pro players.

  • BASKETBALL - Regular chiropractic care helps basketball players boost their Speed, Flexibility, Range of Motion, Balance, and strength.

  • GOLF - 72 of PGA golfers on tour receive chiropractic care 90% of golf injuries involve the neck or back. Chiropractors can help golfers correct, postural imbalances in their swing to prevent injury.

  • SOCCER - Soccer players found relief from chronic pain after only eight weeks of chiropractic care and rehabilitation exercises.

  • MARTIAL ARTS - Natinal-Level judo athletes developed a 16% stronger grip after just 3 chiropractic sessions.

  • BASEBALL - 93% of MLB teams have a chiropractor on staff, Regular chiropractic adjustments help baseball players significantly improve their long jump distance and increase muscle strength.

  • HOCKEY - Chiropractic care reduces painful symptoms of recurrent shoulder instability due to hockey injuries. 80% of hockey-related injuries can be managed with four or fewer treatments.

  • TENNIS - For the 50% of the tennis players who get tennis elbow, chiropractic joint manipulations help ease discomfort.

​​​​​​​At the 2012 Summer Olympics

  • A chiropractor served as medical director for team USA's multi-disciplinary medical team.

  • Nearly 30 Certified chiropractic sports physicians served on the team.

  • An additional 40 Chiropractors were on site to treat team U.S.A. and others from around the world.

Common Sports Injuries Treated By Chiropractors

Both high impacts and low impact athletes can benefit from regular chiropractic treatments.

  • Neck pain

  • Whiplash

  • Low back pain

  • Sports hernia

  • Hamstring Strains

  • Quadriceps Strains

  • MCL sprain

  • Shin splints

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Achilles tendonitis

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