Chiropractic and Sports?... What's the connection?
Almost every NFL/AFL Football team has a team chiropractor working side by side with the orthopedists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and paramedics, all doing their own part to ensure the well rounded athlete care! Many other professional sports teams also have chiropractors, including soccer, MLB, AVP Volleyball, hockey, and many, many more!
Why is that you ask?
Many chiropractors have prior experience in athletic training and kinesiology (the study of human body movement) or receive special training in sports related injuries and prevention! Doctors of Chiropractic go to college for 7-8 years (depending on if they take a three year accelerated year round graduate program), and many complete post graduate specialty programs!
Does Hoosier Sports & Chiropractic work with athletes?
YES! Dr. Jen has an extensive history treating athletes! Starting in 2006 she was on the Medical Commission for the prestigious Central American Games (a Pre-Olympic Qualifier) in Cartegena, Colombia, and was by special request the Chef de Mission organizing the Bi-Annual CONCACAF 2007 GOLD CUP Soccer Tournament to organize a Special Care Team for the CONCACAF/FIFA referees, as well as to provide care upon request to the 12 Member Nations participating in that event. Dr. Jen was the Official Chiropractor for the FORT WAYNE FREEDOM CIFL FOOTBALL TEAM, and the 2008 & 2009 Official Chiropractor for the IFL SEMIPRO CRUSH FOOTBALL TEAM! She has recently become a proud provider for the FORT WAYNE POLICE DEPT. HOCKEY TEAM, the "FREEZE!"
Dr. Jen provides athletes of any age. This includes children in middle school, high school, college, and Professional althletes! As a result of an improperly treated youth athletic overuse injuries herself, she has a passion for helping youth althletes become proactive and prevent injuries opposed to reacting when injury strikes! Dr. Jen is capable of writing the prescription for, and utilizes a strong referral base of Physical Therapists and Orthopedists should they require attention by those specialties!
As seen on Olympic athletes
Soft Tissue Mobilization