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Sports Chiropractic in Erie

person having back adjustedMaybe you’re a die-hard cyclist, distance runner, occasional golfer, or competitive swimmer. Whatever your sport of choice, you want to be at your athletic best. One of the best ways to stay in the game is with natural chiropractic care.

This type of care is widely used by professional sports teams, Olympic athletes, Tour de France cyclists and more. But you don’t have to be a pro athlete to reap the benefits of chiropractic care! At Chiropractic Solutions, we see athletes of all levels and ages.

Boost Your Performance

It’s no surprise that performance is a top goal of most athletes. Alignment of the musculoskeletal system is critical to balance, efficiency and performance. Many times, the muscles are inhibited when the musculoskeletal system is out of alignment. If the joints are not aligned properly, it can inhibit muscle, which will rob athletes of power, strength, and explosiveness.

Dr. Zacherl does a lot of kinesiology work on patients to ensure their muscles are functioning, not inhibited, so they can perform at their peak.

Concussion Protocol

Unfortunately, concussions in athletes are common, and often include some injury to the neck, such as a whiplash type injury. Besides adjusting the upper cervical spine to address whiplash, Dr. Zacherl also works on the cranial bones, using different cranial techniques that ease pressure in the skull, which take pressure off the nervous system. Removing that stress helps athletes with their balance, and alleviates headaches, dizziness and other concussion symptoms.

Dr. Zacherl also uses a dural technique called Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi), which works to stretch the dura, which covers the brain and spinal cord, and also contains the cerebrospinal fluid. The combination of dural work, cranial adjustments, and upper cervical work has helped athletes recover quicker from their concussions. A major nutritional component is also part of our concussion protocol, and we address it in our office to help fuel the brain so it can heal itself and recover.

Get to Know Our Sports Chiropractor

Dr. Zacherl has worked with various types of athletes over the years, including professional wrestlers, players with the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars, and PGA Golf Professionals. He’s also treated former Olympians, and currently works as a medical professional with USA Wrestling.

Book an Appointment

Whether you want to shave a minute off your mile, add more flexibility to your golf swing, or increase your cycling distance, we want to help you achieve your athletic goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!



Sports Chiropractic Erie PA | (814) 825-1102