Why Do I Want A Chiropractor With Recent CCSP Or CSCS Certification?
The medical field is always changing. For example, how and when you stretch for optimal performance has changed based on recent medical research. Chiropractic medicine is also evolving as more is understood and studied, making ongoing professional education on new techniques and practices essential.
The #1 reason you should see a chiropractor with certifications is because doctors that hold certifications are the best healthcare options for anyone - from high performance athletes to normal people looking to feel capable and stable during normal, everyday activities.
Certifications require hundreds of hours of practice and an examination. Just like in school - the proof is in the practice. If you’re looking for a top notch sports chiropractor, look for the important CCSP and CSCS certifications.
What is the CCSP certification?
A CCSP, or Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, has fulfilled 100 hours and passed a board certified examination. The certification is awarded by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. The ACBSP has a high bar to ensure physicians that hold their certifications are representative of the best care in the country.
Sports chiropractic is a cutting edge field, and innovations continue to push new limits to how sports chiropractors support athletic performance. For athletes, a CCSP chiropractor can:
- Provide sports-specific treatment
- Integrate treatment with training and preventative exercises
- Offer individualized treatment
- Decrease time between injury to recovery
What is the CSCS certification?
A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) has passed a rigorous examination that applies scientific knowledge to athletic training and performance. The CSCS certification is awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and was the first nationally accredited program to certify a strength training and conditioning standard.
A CSCS can:
- Conduct athletic testing sessions
- Run sport-specific tests
- Design and coach safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs
- Advise personalized guidance on injury prevention and nutrition
A sports chiropractor with both of these certifications provides a well-rounded approach to athletic training to support an individual’s needs, prevent injury and speed the road to recovery to minimize time on the bench. The athletic body functions best as a well-oiled machine, and a CSCS and CCSP sports chiropractor is your best bet to becoming the best athlete you can be.
To get started with sports chiropractic treatment with a licensed physician, schedule your appointment with Epic Performance.