Big Man’s Chiropractor
Fabrício Werdum is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, a two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion, a two-time ADCC world heavyweight champion and European Jiu-Jitsu champion.
Many athletic injuries linger, costing both team and player time and money. Team doctors, trainers and physical therapists are great at resolving the localized injury. But in my experience, they routinely miss a vital link to fully resolve sports-related injuries.
The long-term problem is that every time an athlete injures an extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle), there is ALWAYS an injury that takes place to the spine.
And if you only treat the extremity and do not treat the injured spine, the athlete will take much longer fully recover … if they ever do.
Watch the following video clips to see my wall adjustment technique on a 7-foot basketball player.
Wall Adjustment on 7-foot Basketball Player
Missing Link in treatment of sports related injuries
Dr. Steve Adjusts Athletes Of All Different Sizes
Revolutionary Adjusting Techniques for Sports Related Injuries
Seated Adjustment Alan Felt Better
Ankle & Wrist Injury Solution
What happens when an athlete sprains an ankle or a wrist? Virtually every time, their head immediately whips backwards, resulting in a spinal injury at the first thoracic vertebra.
If the doctor, trainer or physical therapist only treats the ankle without releasing the stress load to that injured area of the spine, it will take MUCH longer for that ankle or wrist to heal.
So by unlocking the spinal injury that accompanies the ankle/wrist sprain, you improve ankle function much more quickly.
Reduce pain and improve wrist and ankle flexibility with wall adjustment in upper thoracic region.
A Functional Short Leg Deficiency (FSLD) results in an increase in injuries on the short leg side. Example: hip injury, groin and hamstring.
This photo shows a left leg FSLD (in Fabricio). This results in an increase incidence of hip injury, groin and hamstring pain.
Fabricio Werdum sports injury adjustment with pelvic guage A pelvic gauge is used to adjust the sacrum and hip joint.
FSLD balanced after use of gauge treatment and wall adjustment twelfth thoracic vertebra.
By eliminating FSLD, you see a reduction in hip injury, groin injury and hamstring injury.
Elbow & Knee Injury Solution
There are twelve thoracic vertebrae. The most backward point in the normal thoracic spine is between the sixth and seventh thoracic, the thoracic apex. That is the hinge of the spine and directly affects other hinge joints such as the elbow and knee. A simple chiropractic wall adjustment between the sixth and seventh thoracic vertebra will immediately reduce elbow and knee pain.
Reduce pain and wear and tear on the elbow and knee with wall adjustment seventh thoracic vertebra.
Wall adjusting in the seated position allows bigger athletes to receive the structural care needed to restore joint function and enhance performance.
Reduce pain and improve elbow and knee hinge-joint) stability with wall adjustment in the middle back region.
Extremity Injury & Wall Adjustment Connection
Shoulder and Rib Injury Solution
For shoulder problems, we adjust the first thoracic vertebra and the ribs on the injured shoulder side in either the standing or seated position. When you have a shoulder problem, you always have rib dysfunction. In most cases, we use the healthy arm to adjust the ribs that are out of place on the injured shoulder side. This immediately reduces neck pain and releases shoulder and shoulder blade stress.
This athlete reported pain in the left arm. Several ribs in the left shoulder blade were misaligned resulting in severe left shoulder pain. Dr. Steve demonstrates rib adjustment on athlete with injured shoulder utilizing the healthy arm.
Lower Back and Hamstring Injury Solution
Do You Know Why Matt Kemp Is Struggling To Find His Home Run Power? Did you know that when an athlete injures a hamstring, there is ALWAYS an injury to the twelfth thoracic (T12) vertebra? The forward slippage injury to T12 is unseen and untreated. This is why amazing athletes like Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford have struggled in regaining their pre-injury homerun power. A simple wall adjustment at T12 is critical to help the injured hamstring heal and will help Matt and Carl regain their POWER!