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Sports Performance and Chiropractic

Ninety percent of world-class athletes use chiropractic.

An adjustment and so much more at Palmer Chiropractic Clinics

Professional and Olympic-level athletes use chiropractic to prevent injury, speed recovery, and improve athletic performance potential. You can, too. Chiropractors with special training in biomechanics, sports injuries and athletic performance have a unique approach to the care they provide. They focus on:

  • Staying in the game. “I never eliminate the athlete from their training environment. I always find ways to substitute some form of training to keep them psychologically in the game and minimize deconditioning.”—Dave Juehring, D.C.
  • Small changes with big results. “Small changes to the biomechanics of an elite athlete can have big results. I take into consideration their training schedule, competition schedule and find a good time to implement changes.”—Lisa Goodman, D.C.
  • Ongoing collaboration. “It’s important to work as a team player. When I am working with an athlete I always try to make sure I’m on the same page as their coach and other health-care providers.”—Michael Tunning, D.C.
  • Good communication. “Elite athletes have a pretty good sense of their bodies. I listen carefully to get a clear understanding of the athlete’s needs, goals, and expectations.” --Edward Feinberg, D.C.

Sports chiropractors understand athletes. They work with you to help you achieve your goals through sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, and performance training. Schedule with one of our certified sports performance experts today!

What is chiropractic? How does it work?

During your first visit , you will receive a thorough assessment of your nerves, muscles, bones and joints. That assessment will inform everything we do to relieve your pain and get you moving toward wellness. And don’t worry—if we aren’t able to help you, we’ll connect you with a health-care provider who can. Chiropractic is a type of health care that focuses on the bones, nerves, and muscles of the body. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand,” and it’s that hands-on approach to health care that defines chiropractic.

Chiropractors use their hands to safely and specifically adjust joints in the spine and other parts of the body. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, restore proper nerve function, and improve mobility. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors may also provide soft tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice. Their goal is to improve your health without drugs or surgery. Chiropractors are primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being. This means they are licensed doctors that specialize in the bones, nerves and muscles of the body.

Research shows that chiropractic is safe, effective, affordable care for acute and chronic pain. Many patients also experience better sleep, improved digestion, and fewer mood swings.

Wondering what chiropractic patients say about their experiences? Explore a recent Gallup report on “American’s Perceptions of Chiropractic.

Rehabilitation Services

Are you a chiropractor with a patient who could benefit from rehabilitation services? Give our chiropractic rehab and sports injury department at Palmer Chiropractic Clinics in Davenport, Iowa a call at 563-884-5801.

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Your First Visit

We want you to feel your best and live life to the fullest. Learn what to expect during your first visit to a Palmer Chiropractic Clinic.

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