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Walnut Creek Sports Chiropractic

Evaluation-based Treatment Plans

Walnut Creek sports chiropractor Dr. Michael Gazdar

Dr. Gazdar adjusts actor and avid golfer, Bill Murray

When you come in for Walnut Creek sports chiropractic, or to be checked following any kind of sports injury, we will follow a noninvasive evaluation process to include:

  • Consultation and history
  • Examination
  • X-rays, if necessary

Treatment will be focused on providing resources of pain reduction and the elimination of inflammation and swelling. This is usually accomplished through:

  • Initial rest
  • Heat or ice
  • Elevation
  • Compression
  • Physiotherapeutic modalities
  • Specific chiropractic adjusting to restore anatomical balance and physical function.

Stretching protocols, weight lifting, aerobic exercise and nutritional mandates are additionally provided to ensure athletic performance enhancement.

Three World Series Rings: Team Chiropractor for the San Francisco Giants!

giants-bannerDr. Gazdar has had the honor of being the official chiropractic team physician to the San Francisco Giants baseball team since 2008. He was chosen because of his many years of athletic expertise in working with the AAA Fresno Grizzlies, as well as many competitive elite professional and amateur athletes in California, including:

  • Many members of the United States Synchronized Swim Team
  • The San Francisco Demons football team in the XFL
  • Skateboarding legend Corey Duffel

Dr. Gazdar has received extensive postgraduate study in the care of the elite and professional athlete, and attained his C.C.S.P. (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) degree after a one-year course regimen of diligent focus and mastery.

Quick Chiropractic Follow-up Is Key

sports chiropractic photoSports injuries are caused by repetitive low impact movements or high intensity and high magnitude movements such as being tackled in football. These injuries cause damage to the tissues of the body and create imbalances in the musculoskeletal and nervous system.

The sooner treatment is initiated following injury, the sooner the athlete (or weekend warrior) will be back to pain-free participation in activities. Soft tissue healing normally takes about six to eight weeks in the average person. In the elite athlete, however, they can often return to sports-related activity in half the time. This is because they are typically stronger, follow a regimented routine, are highly motivated, used to training and much healthier overall.

Common Injuries Treated by Sports Chiropractors

  • ACL strain
  • Ankle sprain
  • Hamstring pull
  • Hip bursitis
  • Low back sprain or strain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Quadriceps strain
  • Tennis elbow/elbow strain


Discover how we can provide care for sports chiropractic in Walnut Creek! Contact us at (925) 939-2225 today!

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