What is sports chiropractic?

Sports chiropractors are chiropractors who have an interest in sports related injuries and exercise medicine. They have usually undertaken further training and education in sports injuries. Presently in Australia a pathway of excellence through the Australasian Institute of Chiropractic Education (AICE) has been established for chiropractors interested in sports and exercise medicine. This advanced pathway is a formal 2-year postgraduate program which is required for a chiropractor to use the title “sports and exercise chiropractor”.

What makes sports chiropractors different?

Further to their knowledge and understanding of sports injuries, sports chiropractors advocate and prescribe exercise medicine as a part of their treatment interventions. Additionally, sports chiropractors will utilize rehabilitation programs to address any underlying weaknesses or imbalances that might have resulted in or contributed to your injury/complaint. Furthermore, advice on nutritional support including diet, hydration and supplementation as well as training advice to help optimize performance/recovery may also be provided.

Don’t sports chiropractors only treat athletes?

Sports chiropractors do work with athletes across a variety of levels of sports however and most importantly, sports chiropractors work with everyone, athletes, non-athletes, office workers, domestic carer. It does not matter how active you are, a sports chiropractor is well suited to work with you to overcome your complaints.

Why choose the Shannon Clinic – Melbourne Chiropractic and Sports Care as your sports chiropractic clinic?

Dr. Shannon has extensive experience and training in sports and exercise medicine including a 2-year postgraduate diploma in sports and exercise medicine from the University of Otago. He is a Sports and Exercise Fellow of AICE. He works with world leading sports and exercise medicine doctors, surgeons, and physiotherapists across a variety of sports. This includes co-authoring journal papers on a variety of sports medicine related topics. Mostly importantly though we are trusted by athletes and performing artists from around the country and world.

Read more about Dr. Nicholas Shannon here