Sports Chiropractic

Sports Chiropractors keep active Australians at their best by treating Neuro-muscular dysfunction.  Using a combination of specific Chiropractic adjustments, exercise and rehabilitation measures and soft tissue therapies, the Sports Chiropractor’s aim is to restore and enhance the body’s neuro-musculoskeletal system for peak performance on a preventative and rehabilitative basis.

Our Sports Chiropractor, Dr Jonathan Distiller, has helped many athletes achieve their goals by providing care in the clinic and on competition days.


Education

On top of his 5 year university studies to become a Chiropractor, our Sports Chiropractor Dr Jonathan Distiller has completed his Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Diploma. This involved 2 years of postgraduate study as well as practical requirements. Via The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic 

This additional level of education allows your Dr Jonathan to be better equipped to help manage your sports performance and injury needs.

Caring for today’s athlete

Sports Chiropractors are proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of sports related injury. They are proficient in injury prevention and rehabilitation measures, and have a sound knowledge base of return-to-play criteria.
Many of today’s athletes utilise a sports Chiropractor to prevent injury and to improve bio mechanical and neuro-muscular function with the ultimate goal of enhancing performance.  Postural and muscular imbalances as well as overuse or misuse syndromes may inhibit performance and limit further improvement.
 
As Sports Chiropractors we recognize the importance of what is called the “kinetic chain”. For example did you know that a low back or hip problem may be contributing to your shoulder injury? A common presentation seen in those participating in throwing sports; if you have a movement restriction in your low back or leg, it will interfere with the energy transfer from the legs to the arm, and place more strain on your shoulder.
 
Chiropractic sports practitioners are ideally suited to help athletes handle these challenges and reach their full potential in today’s competitive environment.
 
Chiropractic Sports Practitioners:
– Deal with a wide variety of athletic injuries.
– Provide multiple forms of treatment and rehabilitation that today’s athlete demands.
– Function in multi-discipline sports settings with other health care providers such as doctors, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, podiatrists, nutritionists, Myotherapists and remedial massage therapists just to name a few.
 
So who can benefit from Sports Chiropractic?? Anyone from the weekend warrior, the occasional jogger to elite athletes!