Chiropractic Care for Athletes - How does it differ and what does a Sports Chiropractor do?

We must start with the disclaimer that we believe everyone is an athlete. If you have a body, you’re an athlete. Whether that means you’re a weekend warrior pounding 7 miles on the pavement, beating your buddies in a round of golf over a couple beers, or even just crawling around on the floor with your little one - all of those activities require good athletic motion.


Here at Minnesota Movement Chiropractic Sport & Spine, we focus on YOUR goals to ensure we achieve what is most important to you - this begins with a proper assessment. When you arrive for your first visit you will be taken through relevent key movements such as a squat, overhead stability, a push-up, a golf swing, or even a run on the treadmill. From this - we search for losses in mobility or stability, lack of motor control, or compensation patterns that may lead to what you’re experiencing. From this type of assessment we can glean information that leads us to our tagline #FixTheWhy - we can accurately dissect WHY you’re having issues rather than just masking the pain.

Follow Up visits and sessions of treatment are focused on addressing these stability/mobility and motor control imbalances. We utilize modalities such as chiropractic adjustments in combination with manual muscle therapy, Active Release Technique, Corrective Exercises, Kinesiology Taping, and even looking into what your nutrition looks like. With this multi-modal approach we are able to get you moving from pain to performance FAST.

So what are the benefits of seeing a Sports Chiropractor?

  1. Faster Recovery

  2. Prevention from Risk of Injury

  3. Increased Athletic Performance

  4. Decreased Pain

  5. Better Body Representation

If you’re looking for a new chiropractor in the Excelsior or Minnetonka Area - look no further! Minnesota Movement is your one stop shop for getting you moving without pain. Schedule a Visit or give us a call anytime to chat at 651-447-8898.