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Sports Chiropractic

Girl's basketball teamThis is Dr. Nedd‘s favorite specialty. As an athlete he has experienced his share of sports injuries including shoulder dislocations, torn labrum of the shoulder, pulled hamstrings, shin splints, tennis elbow, a fractured tooth, and a mild concussion!

He has had the honor of treating many elite athletes through the years including a Wimbledon champion, MMA cage fighters, soccer players, and players from the Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In August of 2014 he attained the status of Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®), of which there are less than 400 doctors in the country with this prestigious honor. This was comparable to earning a Master’s Degree.

Getting Educated

The first step in attaining the Sports Diplomate was becoming a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®). This involved completing over 100 hours of study including 5 weekend seminars and online study. It included completing a post-graduate level hands-on emergency procedures course and a healthcare-provider level CPR certification course with a hands-on component. Other topics taught in the program included concussion, upper and lower extremity conditions, spine conditions, taping and bracing, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, x-ray, and team doctor concepts. The CCSP® certification was awarded after passing the challenging written exam which consisted of 250 questions.

The DACBSP® program involved over 200 hours of study including 8 weekend seminars and online study. Topics studied included biomechanical analysis of the upper and lower extremities, soft tissue techniques, strength training and conditioning, rehabilitation of the spine and extremities, concussion, advanced emergency procedures, taping, x-ray, and advanced case correlation. Earning the DACBSP® certification required successful completion of another challenging written exam, a very difficult six-station practical exam, a written project, and 100 hours of practical experience in the field.

In order to maintain his DACBSP® certification, Dr. Nedd is required to attend 24 hours of continuing education specific to the topic of sports medicine each calendar year. In addition, he must maintain an active healthcare provider level CPR certification at all times.

Dr. Nedd’s 27+ years of clinical experience, on-field experience, and advanced training in sports medicine allows him to help athletes recover quickly and successfully from injuries and to attain maximum athletic performance.

Get your best game on. Call Nedd Chiropractic & Wellness Center today!

Nedd Chiropractic & Wellness Center | (727) 467-0775