Many high-performance, competitive athletes and their coaches have found that a Chiropractor plays a significant role in managing acute injuries, maximizing performance and preventing injuries. By Dr. Bluestein
– “World’s Fastest Man”, Usain Bolt, receives treatment from his chiropractor
Chiropractors are doctors that are well equipped to help sports athletes perform at their very best. Chiropractors optimize the nerve-muscle-bone system. In an effort to reduce injuries and increase performance, individual athletes and many sports teams look toward Chiropractors to design custom tailored health programs.
Chiropractors have an excellent clinical toolbox used to effectively assess and treat the athlete. Two such tools are the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Range Release® (F.R.®).
SFMA is designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting. The clinical assessment is done from the perspective of a movement pattern. The system identifies problems that may be seemingly unrelated to the main complaint, but contribute to overall physical health of the athlete.
Functional Range Release® (F.R.®) is an advanced system of soft-tissue treatment based in the principles of myofascial release, but with multiple improvements. This system expands on the basic tenets of myofascial-release treatments by simultaneously assessing, expanding, and strengthening the patient’s functional range of motion. F.R.® is currently being utilized in the USA’s top professional and college performance programs.
|– Houston Rocket’s centre, Dwight “Superman” Howard, being treated with F.R.®.|
|– Functional Range Release® (F.R.®) is currently being used by the above medical staffs. The list of who utilizes this system is growing every year.|
Chiropractors are also able to cooperate with the members of your existing healthcare team and coaching staff to ensure they are maximizing the athletes’ full potential.
Dr. Bluestein holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Biology from Western University. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is currently practicing in Central, Hong Kong at Align Chiropractic Healthcare Centre.