Archives for August 2016

Dr. Pearson One of 312 Chiropractors with CCSP® and DACBSP® Certifications

Dr. Jay Pearson has many certifications including the distinguished CCSP®and DACBSP® certifications. Dr. Pearson is a Chiropractic Sports Physician with the training and qualifications to handle sports related injuries and performance-oriented athletics. This type of work is a specialized field within the chiropractic field.


Two of the respected certifications for this title come from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), the certifying agency for Chiropractic sports medicine. Dr. Pearson has received both of the post-graduate Chiropractic sports medicine certifications, CCSP® and DACBSP®.

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician®(CCSP®) requires candidates complete a post-graduate level hands-on emergency procedures course and a CPR course before completing and passing the exam. Additionally, candidates must provide documentation and proof that they are a Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and have done one of the following:

  • Completed a minimum of 100 hours of postgraduate education in the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians® program from an accredited chiropractic college.
  • Possess a current Athletic Trainer (ATC) Certification
  • Completed a Masters of Science (MS) program in exercise and sport science or equivalent program from an accredited college
  • Completed the first year of a sports medicine residency program with an accredited college

After completing these requirements for the CCSP®, candidates can continue on to earn the DACBSP® certification. To earn this certification, you must successfully complete a written exam, a six-station practical exam, written project and 100 hours experience in the field.

To be eligable to take the DACBSP® you must:

  • Have completed a minimum of 200 hours postgraduate education in the DACBSP Program, from an accredited chiropractic college.
  • Active Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician/Practitioner® (CCSP®) with completion of a Masters of Science (MS) degree in an equivalent program in the domain of sports medicine.
  • Completion of a sports medicine residency program in its entirety.

Both of these programs signify a Chiropractors advance knowledge in sports-related injuries and how to treat an athlete. Many top athletes have given credit to their Chiropractors for their sports performance including Tiger Woods, Jerry Rice, Emmit Smith, and Kelly Slater. Most professional athletic teams (and amateur teams) have a Chiropractic sports physician on their staff.

For more information on this certification, visit the ACBSP®.

Back to School Backpack Safety

The kids will be heading back to school soon, and you are likely starting the back-to-school shopping! Back pain is seen in more American adults, but it isn’t uncommon for younger children and teens to experience it. It is important that your child chooses a proper backpack that will not cause back pain and follow these guidelines to keep them safe and healthy.

  • Choose the correct weight. Your child’s backpack should weigh no more than 5 to 10% of body weight. If the backpack is too heavy, your child will bend forward to support the weight.
  • Don’t let it hang too low. The backpack should never hang more than 4 inches below the waist. The weight on your child’s shoulders will be increased.
  • It is important to wear both shoulder straps. Using only one strap can cause low back pain, neck pain and muscle spasms. Choose straps that are wide and padded.
  • Pack bulky items away from your child’s back.
  • Only bring with you what is necessary for that day of school. Leave unnecessary heavy books at home.
  • If your child is experiencing pain, visit a chiropractor for treatment. Your chiropractor can also check your child’s backpack to ensure that it is properly fitted and safe.
  • If you have questions about choosing a properly fitted backpack ask your Chiropractor!

    Happy Back-to-School!

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