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American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

OPTIMAL SPORTS MEDICINE CARE REQUIRES SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE

Dr. Mark Korchok is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.  To attain this level of certification, Dr. Korchok completed over 300 post-graduate classroom hours, plus over 100 hours of on-field experience.  To achieve DACBSP certification, Dr. Korchok passed rigorous written and practical examinations and published a research paper in a clinical journal.   He attained Diplomate  status in 1990. 

12 AREAS WHERE SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED FOR OPTIMAL CARE OF ATHLETES:

Assessment and management of sports related injury and illness

Manual medicine techniques for the spine and extremities

Clinical applications of exercise and physiology

Concussion evaluation and management

Pre-participation evaluations

Rehabilitation

Soft tissue care

Analysis of sports specific mechanics

Application of tape and braces

Sports Nutrition

Clinical measurement of athletic performance

Management of physiological responses

Sports medicine is a unique subspecialty that focuses on health issues that arise out of this more intense activity.  Because the physiology of athletic movement and exercise differs from normal function, so must the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries resulting from it.  The energies, forces and speeds involved in sports competition and training can cause medical problems and injuries not generally observed in low and moderate activities.  Sports medicine practitioners, including certified sports chiropractors, such as Dr.Korchok, apply their distinct knowledge and skills to help athletes and exercisers achieve or restore peak physical function. 

CARE FROM A BOARD CERTIFIED SPORTS CHIROPRACTOR IMPROVES PATIENT OUTCOMES

Training in ACBSP developed curriculum, undergoing the ACBSP credentialing  process and engaging in the ACBSP led continuing education has prepared Dr. Korchok, to provide the best sports medicine care.  Functioning in conjunction with other medical professionals, which may include primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopedists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, among others, allows Dr. Korchok to interject his specialized knowledge to get the most out of treatment time and effort, and improve patient outcomes.

SEVERAL WAYS IN WHICH CARE BY A CERTIFIED SPORTS CHIROPRACTOR IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT TO PROVIDING SUPERIOR PATIENT CARE:

Overall cost of care is reduced through a focus on injury and pain prevention

Specific training on athletic injuries allows quicker and more reliable injury diagnosis

Restoration of full function occurs more rapidly with specific treatment and rehabilitation regimes

Treatment results are improved through a focus on restoring optimal function, not just on pain reduction

Patients benefit by their doctors’ access to a wider range of treatment tools and training on their use

Integration of sport specific nutritional protocols assists in rehabilitation and the prevention of future injuries

Sports-oriented chiropractic care extends beyond the spine to the adjustment of extremities, including therapy on muscles and connective tissues

Patients benefit through a holistic approach to health-- in addition to acute and ongoing management of injuries, patients receive consultation on improving nutrition and preventative exercises. 

To read more about the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, go to www.acbsp.com

Lectures and Speaking Engagements:

If you would like Dr. Korchok to speak to your sports team or organization, please contact Dr. Korchok at The Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center of Cincinnati at 513-677-2200 or drmark@cincinnatichiro.com He has lectured to groups on concussion evaluation and management, workplace ergonomic considerations, functional sports training and many other topics.  He would be glad to speak with your group or organization. 

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