Concepts of a Team Chiropractor

Tuition: $179
Hours: 10


Course Description

Learn about bout the duties required of a chiropractor working with athletes. This 10-hour course is designed to explore the many different areas of knowledge and skills that a Doctor of Chiropractic should be acquainted with when working in the sporting world.  Some of the topics addressed include team doctor’s duties, management of extremity injury, emergency treatment of the injured athlete, environmental concerns and medical legal issues in sport.


The learner’s time spent studying course materials is tracked electronically.  A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course materials.  There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class.  The learner will also be required listen to evaluate radiographs and construct a report of findings.  The learner must score 75% to receive credit for the course.  Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.



  1. The areas of knowledge and required skills of a sports   doctor
  2. Medical legal issues in sports and environmental concerns
  3. Exercise physiology
  4. Biomechanics of sport and nutritional overview
  5. Assessment of spinal injury in athletics
  6. Assessment of spinal injury in athletics, continued
  7. Assessment of lower extremity injuries
  8. Assessment of upper extremity injuries
  9. Radiology and the athlete
  10. Emergencey procedures and other topics


In this course the learner will:

  • Provide an overview of the skills and knowledge's required of doctors working within the sporting arena
  • Discuss the foundational information regarding the duties of a sports chiropractor
  • Identify the cornerstones of knowledge to work toward becoming a team doctor.
  • Apply the knowledge of physical examination and history taking to provide a chiropractic assessment of athletic injury.
  • The basic topics discussed include, the concepts of a team physician, medical legal issues in sport, environment concerns, exercise physiology, basic sports biomechanics and nutrition.
  • Clinical topics include, assessment of injuries of the spine and extremities, radiology of athletic injury, emergency procedures, basic adjunctive therapy, and an overview of special populations considerations.


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All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints, or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the the ACBSP.  This work is intended to provide current and accurate information about the subjects covered and is designed to help doctors of chiropractic to maintain their professional expertise. This publication and accompanying program are offered with the understanding that neither the speakers nor sponsoring organizations are rendering any therapeutic or other professional services. Individuals using this publication or orally conveyed information in dealing with a patient's care should also fully research original and current sources of authority.