Chiropractic Adjustments for Athletes

Every new patient in our office will start with a consultation to discuss their case. After the consultation, there will be an examination of the patient and x-rays are taken if deemed necessary. Once the issues have been diagnosed, we move into treatment of the patient with chiropractic and/or acupuncture care. Other forms of physiotherapy may be used as well. A treatment plan is set up for each patient based on his or her condition to achieve the best result possible.

Why do athletes need chiropractic?

Athletes are fine-tuned machines with each part of their biomechanical systems working in harmony for optimal function. Even a minor breakdown in just one part of the body could mean the difference between participation and being sidelined, victory or defeat. Athletes of all types utilize chiropractic because it is a drug-free way to better health and performance. Regular spinal adjustments are beneficial for both low-impact by reducing injury and high-impact athletes by improving performance.

What does chiropractic care involve?

Dr. Doug Gunderson’s role in helping the athlete is to enhance performance, prevent and manage the injury. He helps athletes perform better by removing the interference on the nervous system, which controls every aspect of every function in the human body. When the nervous system is free of interference, the body can function at its maximum ability on all levels, thus allowing the athlete to perform at an optimum level.

Chiropractic care maximizes recovery and helps keep your body healthy and focuses on:

  • Spine
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand sprains and strains
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot sprains and strains
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Headaches
  • Neck, mid-back and low back pain

How many sessions will it take?

The actual number of adjustments will vary depending on many factors such as the length of time the problem has been present.


  • Repairs Body Asymmetry
  • Reduces Pain
  • Increasing Range of Motion
  • Promoting Faster Healing
  • Improve Pulmonary Function
  • Better Immune System

What Clients Say

Treatment with Dr. Gunderson changed my life. Not only did my chronic back pain disappear by the end of our treatments, but my general health improved almost instantly too. Thank You!

Stacey B, Ames, IA

I’ve been examined by chiropractors in KC and Doug was quicker to find the problem than my last chiropractors. After 2-3 months of treatment, I haven’t felt better in my life. He advised me on how to sleep at night and that has improved my quality of life tremendously.

John A, Ames, IA

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Phone: 515-233-2515


Address: 809 Wheeler Street #109
Ames, Iowa 50010


“Look Well to the Spine for the Cause of Disease.” – Hippocrates