Sports Chiropractic



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There are many advantages of the Activator Adjusting Method. The Activator provides a faster impulse than the patient’s reflexes can counter. This necessitates less force due to greater speed. The adjustment is perceived as more gentle for the patient. The Activator provides greater specificity and reproducibility. It also puts less stress on the chiropractor’s body.
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Flexion Distraction is a technique used to treat many conditions of the lumbar, or lower, spine. It is a non-surgical technique that aims to increase spinal motion and resolve disc bulges or herniations. This chiropractic technique can relieve pain you may be feeling in your neck, back, and/or lower extremities. During your appointment, the doctor will manually adjust your lumbar spine in a safe and effective manner.

This practice of stimulating and testing specific muscle groups leads to a better understanding of what is going on with your body. It is a key factor in whole body healing and wellness for many. We also offer athletic taping as part of our Kinesiology treatment. To accurately assess the spine, you must look at everything surrounding the spine as well. This includes muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and their condition as it pertains to the spine. Through Applied Kinesiology testing protocols, we are better equipped to accurately diagnose the cause of the symptoms. While AK includes various therapy methods we are focusing on diagnosis accuracy. Between our comprehensive exam, postural evaluation, Digital Imaging and enhanced diagnostic abilities through Applied Kinesiology we are able to offer the best care around.

The Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and surrounding bay area is home to some of the highest rated school systems, collegiate programs and numerous professional Baseball, Hockey, Football and Soccer teams. This area is far from a retirement or vacation get away!

Dr. Ryan has had extensive training in the sport industry from being involved in athletics himself as well as working alongside athletic trainers for over 4 years in a collegiate setting. During this time he designed, monitored and participated in numerous Biomechanical studies involving outcomes such as V02Max, EMG testing and tracking, Balance and coordination among compromised individuals and many more. In College Dr. Ryan was certified as an EMT and would routinely be on the sidelines of collegiate sporting events. In short. We have excellent experience and understanding of sporting injuries.

As sporting injuries relate to Chiropractic; we find early discovery of imbalances, accurate diagnostic abilities and proper treatment/recovery times are key to success. We realize this and have systems in place to help you with all of these concerns

Receiving chiropractic care can provide you with dozens of benefits that you never realized before. While adults normally receive chiropractic care to ensure that their bodies are functioning properly, children do not oftentimes receive this type of holistic care. There are many ways that a child can benefit from receiving chiropractic care. Fortunately, Lakeshore Chiropractic in Sarasota, FL has some information for you about chiropractic care for children and how it can help them improve their overall wellness. We are the family practice that is here for you whenever you need it the most and are happy to educate our friends on how to live their best life with the power of holistic care.

How a Pediatric Chiropractor Can Help You
Many children do not practice good posture whenever they are sitting. They slump in their chairs at school, lean forward at the computer, and stare downwards at their cell phones for hours on end without even realizing it. This can cause serious strain on the musculoskeletal system and end up causing them pain down the line. Fortunately, pediatric chiropractic can help alleviate these problems and provide the right holistic care to prevent further problems from developing down the line.

Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.


More times than not we find that very few of us here on planet earth are biologically perfect, and that’s okay! We always take into consideration discrepancies in leg length, ankle orientation, knee orientation, uneven pelvis, tight musculature, etc. as all will create differences in treatment and of course prognosis. Beyond the obvious, “your right shoulder is higher than your right” we actually get a weight distribution rating to determine which foot is exerting more force on the ground and more specifically which part of the foot. This process takes no more than a few minutes and gives the team at Lakeshore Chiropractic the full picture so we can provide the best care to you and your family.

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Lakeshore Chiropractic is equipped with specific exercise equipment designed to help facilitate proper healing alongside treatment. These exercises are designed to be in addition to your regular workout routine. From Wobble Top Chairs, Dumbbells, Kettle Bells, resistance TRX bands, Cervical Traction device and a friendly team who will be helping you every step of the way.

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Yes! We have Digital X ray’s in house!
After a careful initial examination the Doctor may decide to use Radiographic Imaging to assess the overall condition, position and features of the spine and their respective intervertebral Discs . This assessment is to determine the true cause of the symptoms as well as setting a baseline to monitor progress throughout treatment. While Imaging is not a requirement for treatment it is an extremely valuable tool we have available here at Lakeshore Chiropractic. We also have numerous local connections for MRI imaging and further diagnostic testing. Whatever the need, we will handle it to the best of our abilities or promptly refer you to the proper facility.

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Most of our patients lovingly refer to these as “Roller Tables,” But they are much much more! These traction tables are specifically designed to stretch, exercise and relax the muscles surrounding the spine and effectively reestablishes normal range of motion. At Lakeshore Chiropractic we always allow our patients ample time to relax and decompress prior to the treatment to ensure everything goes smoothly while minimizing the potential for muscle aches or soreness.

Essentially what we are saying is each time YOU come in, a complimentary massage awaits you. Just another reason to be here!
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Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice:

Sometimes in life the simplest answers are the right ones; Our health and wellness are no different! When indicated we will assess everyone’s situation and highlight red, yellow and green flags as it pertains to activities of daily living, dietary intake and exercise protocols.

  • What you Do..
  • How you Think..
  • What you Eat..
  • How you Sleep..

These considerations are far more important than given credit for and often go unnoticed.

Take the time to balance this out and just expect to live better.

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