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Sports chiropractor

Sports chiropractic is a specialisation of chiropractic that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of sports related injuries.

If you have a sports injury, there is value in seeing a sports chiropractor over a general chiropractor.

Sports injuries include injuries that are related to all sports, recreational activities and living an active lifestyle. You do not need to be a professional athlete to see a sports chiropractor. Sports chiropractors treat a range of athletes will varying skill levels such as:

  • Active people not playing competitive sport
  • Novice athletes
  • Intermediate athletes
  • Professional athletes
  • Elite athletes
  • Weekend worrier athletes

Sports chiropractors have advanced training and knowledge in the following sport-related areas:

  • Injuries
  • Biomechanics
  • Training
  • Recovery
  • Treatments
  • Injury prevention
  • Load management
  • Rehabilitatoin
  • Onfield athlete management

Types of injuries that sports chiropractors manage:

  • Spine injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Cartilage injuries

The two main sports qualifications that are recognised in Australia are:

  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP®)
  • Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP)

Chris Knee at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) has both of these qualifications. He is to our knowledge the only chiropractor in Australia to have both sports chiropractic qualifications and one of only a small group internationally.

Sport chiropractors have also been called sport and exercise chiropractors and this title appears to be gaining more and more momentum. Sports chiropractors treat a wide range of spine, sports, muscle and joint injuries from a wide range of patient populations, including:

  • Child/adolescent athletes
  • Teen athletes
  • Adult athletes
  • Elderly athletes

Common conditions treated