Did you know that 34 professional sports chiropractors give somewhere between 16,320 and 27,200 adjustments during the National Football League’s 16 week run? (The professional football chiropractic society). Don’t fret, chiropractors know that most people are not pro athletes; but there are many people that live active lifestyles. Dr. David Perna DC, CCSP, CCEP in Springfield wants you to know that chiropractic treatment can still be extremely helpful to normal people with active lifestyles.
There are many various certifications that can help doctors of chiropractic better heal athletic/active patients. Dr. David Perna in Springfield will provide the details of each special certification he has found, and how every DC (doctor of chiropractic) can acquire them to treat all of their patients needs.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP): This is one of the most commonly acquired certifications in the DC field of the US. One can achieve this by taking and passing a 250 multiple choice question test. In addition, meeting 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, a masters of science in exercise and sport science, or hold a current Athletic Trainer Certification.
The Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP): This is another common certificate of DCs in the US. You must pass a written exam and project, practical exam, and complete 100 hours of experience. 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, or full completion of a sports medicine residency program.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS): This certification is beneficial because it helps communication between the DC and coach. The requirements include: a bachelor’s degree or higher, and current CPR/AED certification, and completion of a 220 question multiple choice test.
Applied Kinesiology (AK): AK tests the muscles in order to diagnose sprains and strains. A DC must be an ICAK member that is 100-hour certified to attain this certification.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS): This method “fine tunes” movement patterns of an athlete/active person in order to improve their performance. There are different courses that have different requirements and fees to be certified.
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT): This certification allows a DC to give exercises to athletes, so they can self treat and self administer. Like DNS, there are various certification programs, and these all have their differences in requirements and fees.
Dr. David Perna Springfield also has some other certifications that DCs could think about blending into their practice: Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Erchonia Laser Therapy, Kinesiology Taping, and Dry Needling. See Dr Perna’s complete list of qualifications here.
Acquiring so many certifications and continuing education has been a key factor in the creation of a multi-disciplined office, but also for other opportunities such as working with the Men’s US Winter Olympic team and more. And of course, all this knowledge and experience is available to you, our patients.
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