Knoxville Spine and Sports: FAQ

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts are turning to chiropractors more frequently to help their injuries heal more quickly to reduce lost time in the sport. Being under the care of a chiropractor who specializes in sports medicine can be key in getting yourself back to your optimal level of performance.

Sports chiropractors work to fully resolve sports injuries by restoring proper joint and nerve function in the spine and extremities. Proper joint mobility is key in an athlete’s overall health, especially when it comes to recovering from an injury.  More and more, athletes are turning to chiropractic care as a safe, effective, non-surgical and drug-free alternative form of care.


Sports chiropractors like Dr. Bert treat all sorts of injuries, ranging from nerve pain and sprains and strains to more serious injuries like disc bulges or ligament or tendon tears. Additionally, Dr. Bert treats conditions like tennis elbow, sciatica, and plantar fasciitis, and he sees many patients with overuse injuries.


Chiropractors complete a 4-year nationally accredited doctoral program followed by a national board exam; both are required to obtain a license to practice. Doctors of chiropractic are regulated by state licensing boards and they must participate in continuing education on an annual basis to maintain those licenses. An advanced certification like Dr.Bert’s is significant because it shows specific training in sports medicine or a related specialty. Likewise, continuing education in the latest techniques is also highly important. For example, Dr. Bert is trained in Active Release Therapy (ART), a cutting edge soft tissue and movement-based technique used to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Athletic patients who suffer from shin splints, back pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and knee problems have seen tremendous improvement and quick and permanent resolution with this therapy.


Dr. Bert has a wide variety of experience working with high school, college and professional athletes from a wide range of sports. Over the last 10 years, he has worked with Olympic sprinters, pole vaulters, and track and field athletes. He has treated a number of University of Tennessee football players, baseball players, tennis players, soccer players, and members of the diving team. Professional tennis and baseball players have called on Dr. Bert’s expertise to get back to their game.

As a sports chiropractor, Dr. Bert is a key provider of rehabilitative therapies for sports injuries caused by trauma or overuse. He will get you back to the top of your game using proven techniques to evaluate function and treatments to restore and improve performance. Call us today and get on the path to restoring your impaired range of motion in the joints and muscles.

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