What does a Sports Chiropractor do?

What’s the Difference Between a Chiropractor and a Sports Chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional whose focus is to diagnose and treat  focuses on diagnosing and treat neuromuscular disorders. Their main job is to reduce pain and restore function to the nervous system. This is done by manually adjusting the spine. This type of therapy is not always enough for those who participate in sports or higher than normal physical activity so a sports chiropractor that has had specialized training in treating injured athletes is necessary.

What does a Sports Chiropractor do?

A Sports Chiropractor keeps active individuals at their best by treating neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Using chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies, modalities and rehabilitative measures, a sports chiropractor aims to restore and enhance the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system for peak performance.

The human body is considered an integrated system, not a collection of individual parts.

A Sports Chiropractor is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of sport related injury. They are proficient in injury prevention and rehabilitation measures, and have sound knowledge base of return-to-play criteria.

Sports Chiropractor Education & Residency

A Doctor of Chiropractic can apply to the RCCSS(C) post-graduate sports fellowship program and if accepted, enter into an intensive program which includes practical on-field training, academic focus in sports healthcare, and other related criteria that prepare them to serve as experts in the sports health care system.

Once the program is complete, residents have the opportunity to sit for the Fellowship examination.

If successful, they earn the distinction of ‘Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada)’ denoted as FRCCSS(C).

What is The RCCSS(C)?

The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) is the national governing organization for sports chiropractic in Canada. Chartered as a Specialty College in 1984, the RCCSS(C) is an educational & coordinating organization and acts as the regulatory college for chiropractic sports specialists.

Serving elite athletes has led to affiliations with many institutions and associations, including the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Sport Centres. The RCCSS(C) along with CASM, CATA, CSMTA and SPC make up the Service Provider Expert Group, advising the COC on healthcare policy development and provider selection for various international games.

RCCSS(C) members have been working with Canada’s athletes for over 20 years. Since the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, the RCCSS(C) has been part of Canada’s Core Health Care Team.

The RCCSS(C) strongly believes in keeping the needs of the athlete as our top priority. Recognizing the diverse skill set chiropractors bring to the team environment, many National Sport Organizations are choosing to bring a sports chiropractor with their individual teams.

Athletes base a great deal of importance on their health care needs. So does the RCCSS(C).

Dr. Kazemi is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Sports Chiropractor and FRCCSS(C). Visit the DoctorK Chiropractic Clinic North York today or contact the DoctorK Chiropractic Clinic Toronto to make your appointment. For more information on the RCCSS(C) and its programs please visit Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Canada


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