Dr. Clive Bridgham is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP), and has his International Certificate Sports Scirence Dilpoma (ICSSD). To earn this advanced status as a Sports Chiropractor,he attended a post graduate specialty program with required training that encompasses radiology, orthopedics, neurology, emergency procedures, biomechanics, exercise training, nutrition and athletic taping. The Diplomate degree comprises of 300 course hours, 100 field hours with sports teams and other sports venues, practical and written board exams, and a requirement to publish a research paper in a clinical journal. The DACBSP accreditation exists to provide a uniform standard of education that assures sports teams and trainers that the doctor has met a high level of competency in diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Bridgham will consult with your sports team or athletic venue upon request.
While the treatment a sports chiropractor provides cannot guarantee enhanced athletic performance, it can better ensure that the athlete will perform at their best. Freeing stuck and inhibited joints, releasing muscles and fascia, improving the general function of a body region, and reducing pain all are beneficial for athletic performance. This is why many athletes seek the skills of Dr. Bridgham. Credentialed sports chiropractors learn various methods for examining and treating athletic conditions. This can be for rotator cuff problems in the shoulder, knee pain, ankle sprains, foot/orthotic problems or other issues beyond neck and back pain.