Our Approach to Chiropractic Treatment
Sport Chiropractic is a speciality within the Chiropractic profession which focuses on the treatment and management of sports and fitness related injuries, as well as the education and guidance of health related principles for the general public interested in promoting a more active lifestyle and improving overall wellness.
A Sports Chiropractor is Doctor of Chiropractic who has completed advanced post-graduate training in the skills and techniques needed to treat and manage athletic and fitness related injuries and physical conditions. Since many job and injury types have a physical nature to them (ie: fire fighter or ankle sprain at an office job), and because many of the healing principles can be applied to all age and fitness levels, individuals from elite athletes looking for improved performance all the way down to aging individuals looking to walk better, could benefit from such specialized attention. Although not required, most sports chiropractors were or are athletes themselves and have experienced the challenge of orthopedic and spinal related injuries related to sport. They therefore have appreciation and direct knowledge of the challenges facing their patients in recovering, maintaining wellness and improving performance.
When functioning as the team trainer for a youth, collegiate or professional athletic team, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians- CCSP, and the more advance Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians- DACBSP are able to coordinate all facets of athlete health and recovery, and communicate with coaching staff and between the parents or agents to offer speciality expertise developed for such an environment. In the case of an emergency taking place at the practice field or competitive arena, the Chiropractor with post graduate training in the specialty is trained to be a leader and emergency responder for such critical events.
Dr. St. Pierre is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians- DACBSP. He also is one of the few DACBSP practitioners to also complete a 2-year post graduate Residency Program in Chiropractic Sports Medicine, of which there are only a few programs which offer such high-valued post-graduate training. Dr. Eric St.Pierre also has Bachelor’s degrees in: Movement Science with a focus in Sports Medicine, as well as a degree in Nursing Science. His unique training provides solid healing and medical perspective and commitment to evidence-based practices, while maintaining grounded holistic-based principles.
Dr St.Pierre works with pediatric and youth athletes, and utilizes various soft tissue treatment modalities, including: Dry Needling Therapy, Cupping Therapy and Massage Therapy. The development of an exercise plan and therapeutic strategies to promote healing are hallmark principles of a sports chiropractor
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Dr. St. Pierre and his team are the highest quality and most caring healthcare professionals you’ll find. Dr. St. Pierre is extremely knowledgeable about pain, body mechanics and physiology. But don’t just save him for when something is out of whack – he offers care to maintain or improve your overall health, strength and mobility. I rely on his assessments and treatments to help me be as healthy and sound as I can be. Plus Dr. St. Pierre is just a really wonderful person.