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Sports Chiropractic

What is Sports Chiropractic?

Sports Chiropractic is an important part of integrative sports medicine keeping Australians active through their participation in sport and exercise. Sports Chiropractors provide diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies to assist active individuals with their pain and function.


  • Muscular imbalances
  • Loss of mobility and flexibility
  • Loss of spinal movement leading to muscle and joint stress
  • Repetitive micro trauma to high stress areas (overuse)
  • Direct or indirect trauma
  • Inadequate physical and mental conditioning

Injury creates compensation by tightening muscles and altering movement patterns to help manage and unload damaged or painful tissues. Therefore an effective treatment starts with a comprehensive examination. We take a whole-body approach to your injury with a focus on movement quality and identifying areas of dysfunction by assessing the joints, muscles and the nervous system to find the underlying cause of your injury.  

For example:

  • Is an uneven leg length leading to a collapsed arch and subsequent plantar fasciitis? 
  • Is that shoulder pain a result of muscular imbalance and a restricted thoracic spine? 

Dr Samuel Crean (Chiro) is our Sports Chiropractor at Mona Vale Chiropractic and Natural Therapies. Sam's love of sports and competition comes from years of playing soccer, cricket and elite gymnastics. Last season Sam worked closely with the Manly Allambie Football Club to manage injury and help optimise performance of their AL1 team. Sam has helped athletes from soccer, cross fit, golf, and gymnastics to develop an appreciation for better quality movement and injury prevention through sports chiropractic. He is passionate about improving performance and speeding injury recovery and provides tailored care for all individuals and sporting levels from social competitors to elite athletes.


  • Sprains and Strains
  • Rotator Cuff Injury and Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow
  • Knee Pain (Runners Knee, Meniscus Tears)
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Whiplash, Sciatica and Back Pain

At Mona Vale Chiropractic and Natural Therapies we provide multi – modal management using chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies, kinesiology and rehabilitative measures. The goal of treatment is to unload the injured tissues, improve mobility and strength to control the early inflammatory phase and allow the body to heal. Evidence has shown that Chiropractic adjustments combined with soft tissue work and rehabilitation improve the quality and speed of healing to keep you at peak performance all season long. 


  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Dry Needling/Acupuncture
  • ART - Active Release Therapy
  • Kinesiology/ Neuro Emotional Technique
  • Acute Injury Management
  • Rehabilitative Programs
  • Functional Movement Assessment
  • Proprioceptive Re-Training
  • Sports Taping
  • Movement Education

Would You Like to see if Chiropractic Care can Help You?

Easy, Just phone (02) 9979 7700 or Send an email enquiry via this page.

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