Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine in Chiropractic Care

In addition to her Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Teri Dodge is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®) accredited by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP™).

Often physical therapists, pediatric doctors and general practitioners work together on treatment plans for their patients. Dr. Dodge is uniquely qualified to work directly with athletic directors, coaches and organized sports groups on a variety of injuries and differential diagnosis including return to play assessment and on-field emergency procedures.

After sudden impact, accidental stress or improper use, our bodies are designed to heal when given rest and targeted rehabilitative exercise. For many athletes time and competition deadlines can make slowing down seem like an impossible treatment plan.

Dr. Dodge’s specialized medical guidance can diagnose and treat sports-related injuries efficiently to return to competition without compensating mechanics for performance. Common conditions that benefit from her care for athletes include:

  • Concussions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Dehydration
  • Extremity & musculoskeletal injuries
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Balance & coordination problems
  • Joint pain

Athletic & Kinesiology Taping

Dr. Dodge is a Level 1 FMT Rock Doc trained to assess and apply a variety of taping and strapping modes and methods. Injury prevention, spinal alignment and strengthening after injury are key components of any accomplished athletic endeavor. Common injuries aided by taping include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprains
  • IT Band Syndrome

A Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

The CCSP® designation consists of successful completion of a 100+ hours postgraduate program with stringent testing. Dr. Dodge received specialized education in emergency procedures while the program also focused on exercise physiology, therapeutic muscle stretching and common spinal athletic conditions. After the initial year of study, Dr. Dodge must also complete 12 continuing education hours. She also must maintain a current Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider/AED from the American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification.

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