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.

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Top 20 Reasons why you need a sports chiropractor

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  • 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.
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Common Sports Injuries Treated By Chiropractors

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

  • Whiplash

  • Low back pain

  • Sports hernia

  • Hamstring Strains

  • Quadriceps Strains

  • MCL sprain

  • Shin splints

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Achilles tendonitis