Saturday, February 27, 2010

Olympic Chiropractic - Don't You Deserve The Same Care as TEAM USA??

Miami Beach Chiropractor Dr. Todd Narson writes;

Chiropractic care has been extremely successful in helping 'Joe Public' regain their health since it's official founding in 1896. So well in fact, it's withstood the decades of negative attacks from orthodox medicine(which has since improved), slander in the media(which still goes on) and more. Chiropractic has been so successful that in spite of all the negative publicity, the athletes themselves demanded chiropractic be there at the Olympic Training Center and at the Olympic Games.

Why? Simply because joints that don't move - hurt, and people with joints that hurt, don't win.

Since Dr. Phillip Santiago's successes as the first sports chiropractor to officially be credentialed and admitted to the 1980 USA Olympic Medical Team for the Barcelona Olympics, there have been sports chiropractors at the Olympic Training centers and treating team USA ever since.

When you choose a chiropractic physician for your aches, pains and injuries don't you deserve a chiropractor who is qualified to deliver the same level of care that Team USA gets?

In order for a chiropractic physician's application to merely be accepted by the credentialing committee, you must have a minimum post graduate CCSP qualification. CCSP means Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. It's an intense 130 hour post graduate program followed by a National Board examination. The CCSP credentials carry a lot of weight and bring with them excellent knowledge for any team or athlete needing a physician with a great understanding of the evaluation and management of sports injuries.

In order to maintain a CCSP, you must get an additional 12 continuing education hours per year in sports medicine related subjects and maintain an active CPR card

The only thing that trumps the CCSP, is the DACBSP. DACBSP stands for Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. In Florida, in order to say you "Specialize" in sports injuries / sports medicine, you must have a Diplomate. The DACBSP program starts with a CCSP certification and adds an additional 200 classroom hours, you must publish in a peer reviewed scientific journal, spent a minimum of 200 "on-field" hours with teams/athletes, pass a 2nd National Board written examination and pass an intense practical "hands-on" examination consisting of management of a spine injured athlete, evaluation and management of a head trauma athletes, radiology, athletic taping, evaluation & management of an upper extremity & lower extremity injury.

Once passed, you are considered a sports injury specialist. In order to maintain the diplomate, you must get an additional 24 hours of sports medicine education per year and maintain an active CPR card.

All this is above and beyond what is required to maintain your regular Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

As taken from the official web site of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians ( Here are the chiropractors in Miami that have CCSP or DACBSP qualifications:

William Atherton, DC, CCSP, DACBR
(305) 895-6408
North Miami, FL
(William is a Chiropractic Radiologist and doesn't see patients, however he reads X-rays as his specialty; He's a diplomate of the American Chirorpactic Board of Radiology)

Joseph Gambardella, DC, CCSP
(305) 598-8788
Miami, FL

Carlo Guadagno, DC, CCSP
(305) 386-9559
Miami (West Kendall), FL

And of course.....ME

Todd Narson DC, DACBSP
(305) 672-2225

Remember, your every day aches and pains, your injuries at work and injuries from fender benders and car accidents are all traumas. CCSP and DACBSP chiropractors are trained in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries. Which are simply traumas that happened while playing sports. If you think you deserve the same level of care as our US Olympic Team Athletes, then give one of the doctors above a call.

'nuff said

Dr. T

Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.

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