Dr. Marvell Scott Encourages Chiropractic Care for Athletes

The United States National Bobsled and Skeleton Team reports a decline in injuries since the integration of chiropractic care into its medical team. Dr. Marvell Scott, a sports medicine expert, asserts that chiropractic services are necessary in helping athletes maintain their health and avoid injury.

May 01, 2012, 06:00 ET from Dr. Marvell Scott

NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 

The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch.com reports that the United States National Bobsled and Skeleton Team has noticed a decline in injuries since incorporating chiropractic professionals into its medical team two years ago. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress credits this care with helping the team earn its most recent world championship. Dr. Marvell Scott, a sports medicine expert, agrees that the well-rounded medical approach of the team's doctors has limited the injuries its members have sustained. As such, he urges athletes to take advantage of the benefits that chiropractic provides.

Dr. Eugene Byrne is an orthopedic surgeon, as well as the chief medical officer for the team. "For sports that focus primarily on power and speed, like bobsledding and skeleton, a team approach to healthcare has proven to be most effective," explained Dr. Byrne. "Repeatedly, the athletes are jostled back and forth during runs, resulting in excessive stress endured by the lower body. Due to advanced ability in addressing musculoskeletal and neuroskeletal conditions, doctors of chiropractic provide essential care to the athletes."

Dr. Byrne adds that the medical team, with the addition of chiropractic care in 2010, has been able to improve the strength and functionality of athletes. This, ultimately, increases the quality of their performance. In addition to providing adjustments to keep the body in alignment, chiropractic care helps athletes learn muscle control, as well as strength and restoration.

Dr. Marvell Scott sees the effects that chiropractic has on athletes every day through his Performance Health Program. In providing concierge, physical performance, and sports medicine, he has witnessed the benefits that chiropractic provides to athletes. As a result, he encourages athletes to utilize this care as often as necessary.

"Chiropractic adjustments are definitely part of the treatment and preventative process here at Performance Health," commented Dr. Marvell Scott. "The chiropractor on staff works with most of our top athletes, who are involved in baseball, basketball, track, and football, just to name a few. Having chiropractic care in our integrated practice helps create a well-rounded approach to serving our athletes."

This "well-rounded approach" is something that many athletes need to stay in the game. Dr. Marvell Scott himself, a former football player, knows firsthand the benefits that chiropractic care can provide. He has utilized his own experiences to create the Performance Health Program, which takes a comprehensive approach to patient care.


Dr. Marvell Scott is the founder of the Performance Health Program. He specializes in concierge medicine, performance medicine, and sports medicine, and as such understands the value of chiropractic within the athletic arena. Through personalized care plans, he assists patients in recovering from injury and chronic medical conditions.

To learn more about Dr. Marvell Scott and his chiropractic work, visit www.performancehealthnyc.com.

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