What is a CSCS?
CSCS, or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, is a professional that has the knowledge and background to appropriately train an athlete with the goal of improving performance. They have in-depth knowledge in the areas of strength and conditioning program design, sports nutrition, sports testing and injury prevention in sport.
Are all chiropractors also CSCS?
No, in fact the only chiropractors in the Greater Rochester area that also have their CSCS are Dr. Dudley, Dr. Spitzer and Dr. Daly.
Why should I see a chiropractor that is also a CSCS?
As an athlete that sees a chiropractor for injury relief or for the purpose of improving performance, there is enormous benefit to having a doctor that is also a CSCS. With our additional skill set, we can help you appropriately return to sport after an injury, give you guidance on cross training during an injury and advise you on supplemental training to help with injury prevention. Being more familiar with the demands of your particular sport also allows us to tailor your treatment and corrective exercises for improved performance.
What is ART?
ART, or Active Release Technique is the gold standard in soft tissue release. It is a series of movement based protocols designed to help treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves by restoring proper motion.
Do all chiropractors do ART?
No. Only chiropractors that are listed on the Active Release website are certified. Certification requires in-depth study and takes many years to become proficient at the technique. Providers are required to attend a conference and re-certify every year to maintain certification.
How do the ART and CSCS certification work together?
Research has shown that manual therapy, in conjunction with appropriately prescribed corrective exercises gives the most optimal outcome when recovering from musculoskeletal injuries.