Sports Medicine Specialist | The Knee Clinic

What does it mean to be a Chiropractic Sport Specialist?

By definition “chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.” – Ontario Chiropractic Association

Chiropractors treat a large range of maladies related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. After a thorough patient history and physical exam, a  chiropractor may use a combination of treatments, manipulations, hands on therapies, exercise prescriptions and lifestyle counselling. A chiropractor is indisputably an integral part of our primary healthcare team.

So what makes a Sport Specialist Chiropractor stand out?

Sport specialist chiropractors are highly educated and uniquely trained to provide expert assessment, diagnosis, and management of musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to a health science or kinesiology undergraduate degree and 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree, the intensive post-graduate sports sciences fellowship can take an additional 4 years to complete. With over 1500 hours of field work, academic focus on exercise physiology, sport nutrition, sport psychology, radiology, advanced imaging, rehabilitation, sport specific research, acute and chronic injury management, and sport administration training, the sports sciences fellowship provides the most extensive sports specialty training in the chiropractic profession.

 

Dr. Arif Karmali