What Does A Sports Chiropractor Do? \\ Sports Chiropractic Atlanta

What Does A Sports Chiropractor Do?  \  Sports Chiropractic Atlanta


– Hey, what’s going on? And welcome to today’s video. I’m here with Dr. Rich Collin, and today we’re gonna be going over what does a sports
chiropractor actually do. So stay tuned, and we’ll get
into it in today’s video. (pop music) All right, thanks so much for tuning in. Welcome back. If you don’t know me by
now, my name’s Frank. I’m a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist
with my three main goals of helping you feel, move, and
look better through mobility, training, and nutrition. And Dr. Rich, pleasure to have you. Awesome.
– Pleasure to be here. – Hey, I wanted to introduce
you to my man, Dr. Rich. He’s helped me out so much over the years, helping me reduce back
pain, and keep my spine and my alignment. So, I wanted to share
with you today what does a chiropractor or even a sports
chiropractor, actually do. – Cool.
– Yeah. – Well, here at Collin Chiropractic, the big difference between a
traditional family chiropractor and a sports chiropractor
is just that we look at sports injuries slightly differently. We like to go more global. If you go to a normal
chiropractor and say, “Hey doc, my elbow hurts.” They’re gonna check the elbow. – Right. – Where a lot of the
times what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna say, “First off, all
right, what are you doing?” Sport matters. The exercise matters. Is it overuse? Are you losing velocity? What’s going on? We work a lot with baseball, softball, overhead athletes here. – Okay. – What we would look for
is when you’re standing, you’re thinking I’m gonna
press off all the kinetic force when you throw a ball,
comes from your feet. All the throwing athletes know
they gotta have strong legs. And why that is, it’s so when we push, all the force starts from the ground, goes through your ankle. So we gotta make sure that ankle works. – Right. – If that ankle’s not stable,
you’ve lost kinetic force. You’ve already lost velocity before it even starts the throw. We’re gonna go up through the knee. We gotta make sure that the IT bands and all those thigh muscles are balanced. That’s where you come in.
(Frank laughs) You know you’re, I know you
work well with your clients for stretching, balancing, all that. Make sure that nothing’s bound up there. That force has to come through. Then you wanna make sure that
you’ve got a strong core. They always say that
the can can’t be bent. You’re working with
core with these people. We do a lot of stretching as well. We’ll make sure the ribcage is solid. All of that is a
potential to lose velocity from pushing off. – Got it. – We haven’t even gotten to the elbow yet. That’s again where this is so different, is we’re looking globally. Now the force has come to the shoulder. There’s all kinds of
stuff that can go wrong with the shoulders, you know? Shoulder are just nothing, I always say, it’s nothing but ropes and pulleys. We’re only attached to
the AC joint in here. You gotta make sure that
all of this is balanced. Are you using the right trainer? Are you doing the right
exercises to make sure that your chest, your back,
all of that is balanced? Now, we’ve gotten to the elbow. I’ll check the elbow. Three quarters of the time,
there’s nothing even wrong with the elbow by the time we get there. The person was overcompensating
trying to snap through because their hip isn’t working. – Yeah. – That’s a really good example
of one particular thing that we would do for sports chiropractic versus just going to a
traditional chiropractor. – I guess you pretty much
already answered that. That’s the biggest difference
between a sports chiropractor and a regular, like a family chiropractic, is just that you look at
everything more globally rather than just an isolated part.
– Right. – Like if they came in for,
“Hey, my shoulder has an issue.” Like you said, “Well hey,
let me look at your ankles, “knees, and hips.” And see if that addresses that pain point. – Right, right. You know, and most, most
sports chiropractors have been athletes, themselves. So we understand the demand
that has gone through the body. You know the amount of effort, the forces, that we put through all of that. But then, yes, it’s,
it’s specifically looking at what could else you have done. I almost, I almost call it contrarian play of why is it not your elbow. What else is going on? Because the elbow is a simple hinge. Knee pain, elbow pain are
very common problems to have, where almost always it’s
an additional torque that’s been put on them. Not the elbow, themself,
that’s the problem. So we’re looking shoulders. We’re looking wrists. For elbows, we’re looking hips. We’re looking ankles for knee problems. – Okay. The last thing I’ll ask is
whenever someone comes in for a chiropractic visit,
is there a small assessment that you do before you just
start cracking their back and tapping on joints
and things like that. – Absolutely, you know? And I love that question
Frank because it’s, you know, everyone’s always like,
you know, “What do you look “for when you go to a chiropractor?” I’m like, well, you know,
if I’m hit by a bus, what I would do to replace me, you know, is if the first thing that
you get from them is your face down on the table, and
they’re cracking away, you need to find a different chiropractor. We’re being very specific
of what we do here. When you come in, you’re
getting a functional assessment. I’m watching you move. We’re doing tests. We’re seeing what can you
actually do because a lot of times just by watching your posture
I’m like, “All right.” Well, you’re like, right? You know, the first
thing that I look at is where’s your hands. If I’ve got an athlete that they walk and they’re talk to me like
this, they need to see Frank. And we got to get them
to do some stretches to get that back. – Shoulder blade retraction.
– You know? – Absolutely.
– Yeah, yeah. – Because if you’re not balanced here, there’s no way you’re gonna
throw a ball appropriately. – Cool. I hope that covered it for you. So that’s what I wanted
to talk about today on what does a chiropractor actually do and versus a family chiropractic versus a sports chiropractor. So hopefully that information help. I’m going to link Dr.
Rich’s info all the way down in the description. So if you like to see him and
if you’re in the Sugarhill, John’s Creek, Suwanee, Buford
area, or even in Atlanta, he has patients that
drive all the way down to see him from there. And maybe even if you’re out of town and you want to fly in, he is
really one of the best guys to come and see. So again, thank you so much for tuning in. And again if you’re new here,
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