The professional football chiropractic society says that 34 professional sports chiropractors give somewhere between 16,320 and 27,200 adjustments during the National Football Leagues 16 week run. Now obviously, not everyone is a pro athlete; you may be someone who simply leads an active lifestyle. Dr. David Perna in New York wants you to know that chiropractic treatment can still be very beneficial to you.
There are some different certifications that can help doctors of chiropractic to be able to better treat athletic patients of all kinds. Dr. David Perna in New York is going to give you the details of each special certification, many of which he has.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP): This certificate is one of the most common in the field. It can be attained by taking and passing a 250 multiple choice question test. You must also meet one of the following requirements: Complete at least 100 postgraduate hours in a CCSP program from an accredited chiropractic college, complete first year in a sports medicine residency program, have a masters of science in exercise and sport science, or hold a current Athletic Trainer Certification.
The Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP): This is another well known certificate in which you must pass a written exam and project, practical exam, and complete 100 hours of experience. Here are the other requirements: have an active CCSP certification and 200 hours in a DACBSP program, have an active CCSP certification and a Masters of Science degree within the sports medicine domain, full completion of a sports medicine residency program.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS): This certification helps the barrier of communication when working with coaches. The requirements include: a bachelor’s degree or higher, current CPR/AED certification. The multiple choice test consists of 220 questions.
Applied Kinesiology (AK): This certification uses muscle testing to diagnose sprains and strains. You must be an ICAK member that is 100-hour certified.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS): This method “fine tunes” the athlete’s movement patterns, and improves their performance. Different courses require different requirements and fees.
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT): This method requires giving specific exercises to athletes, so they can self treat. Similar to DNS, there are some different certifications programs, which are all have their differences in requirements and fees.
But that’s not all! Dr. David Perna in New York has some additional certifications that doctors of chiropractic can consider incorporating into their practice: Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Erchonia Laser Therapy, Kinesiology Taping, and Dry Needling.
Check out the full listing of Dr Perna’s qualifications and what he can do to help you here.
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