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Did you know that the U.S. is the current world champion? Yes, our National Bobsled & Skeleton Team took this honor recently.

Since the addition of chiropractic care to its medical team in 2010, these teams report that injuries have significantly decreased and athletic performance has skyrocketed.

“For sports that focus primarily on power and speed, like bobsledding and skeleton, a team approach to healthcare has proven to be most effective,” shares Eugene Byrne, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who also serves as the team’s chief medical officer. “Repeatedly, the athletes are jostled back and forth during runs, resulting in excessive stress endured by the lower body. Due to advanced ability in addressing musculoskeletal and neuroskeletal conditions, doctors of chiropractic provide essential care to the athletes.”

Known for its challenging physical nature, both bobsledding and skeleton athletes rely upon their exceptional athleticism in order to excel. Chiropractic care helps athletes to optimize performance by providing techniques to maximize muscle control, strength, and restoration as well as to correct imbalances and misalignments experienced after crashes.

Dr. Andrew Cohen, in the financial district of San Francisco, supports athletes of all types with one goal in mind: to get them back to work and back to play. He does this, in part, by working with other providers whether medical doctors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, personal trainers, and/or massage therapists.  Dr. Cohen’s unique approach of integrating sports chiropractic and applied kinesiology typically has patients feeling dramatically better after the first visit.