Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician 


Sports chiropractic is unique sub-specialty of chiropractic focusing on medical issues that arise out of more intense physical activity. This in-depth knowledge improves the doctor’s ability to diagnose and differentiate common sports injuries, but also formulate a more effective treatment plan if you are injured or to prevent future injury. 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic to prevent injuries and boost performance. With a sports chiropractic specialty, Hullman Family Chiropractic takes a multidisciplinary approach to treat patients and injuries common to sports such as running, biking, tennis, skiing, and many other physical activities. They are uniquely qualified to treat athletes without the use of invasive drugs or surgical procedures. Evaluation of the extremities and knowledge of the physiology of athletic movement, exercise, and sport related injuries requires specialized diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. As a benefit to those who do not participate in sports, many of the principles used in sports chiropractic can be applied to the general population.


We use the Graston technique to assist in treating soft tissue dysfunction and movement impairment. Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is used by chiropractors, massage therapists and other physical therapists to identify and treat fibrotic tissue and areas of restriction. The instruments enable the clinician to identify areas of restriction in the myofascial system and effectively treat the resultant scar tissue and/or adhesions to help restore normal function. Many sports teams use Graston, as well as chiropractic to improve performance and reduce the healing time of their athletes.

IASTM may have an impact on physiological changes, by providing an increase in blood flow, reduction in tissue viscosity, myofascial release, interruption of pain receptors, and improving flexibility of underlying tissue. It is suggested that IASTM is an effective treatment intervention for reducing pain and improving function. Graston is used in conjunction with chiropractic to facilitate change and improve the time required to heal.