150 : It's More Than Just Snap, Crackle, Pop When You See A Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician w/ Dr. Jason Levy, DC, CCSP, ART, CKTP

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Dr. Jason Levy is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and serves as the team chiropractor for New York Jets, New York Red Bulls and the New Jersey Devils. Dr. Levy is also the owner of the Advanced Performance and Rehabilitation Center in Short Hills, NJ. I first met Dr. Levy while I was working at Atlantic Sports Health and it didn’t take long for me to notice how hard working, caring and knowledgable Dr. Levy is. I often say that Dr. Levy is the kind of person that when he walks in the room your day immediately gets better. I have a feeling that this listening to this podcast will have the same effect.

As an athlete growing up, I never would have thought to go to a chiropractor for injuries not related to the spine. In this episode of the podcast Dr. Levy debunks this myth and teaches us about the role chiropractors play in the sports medicine mix.

Below are some talking points we touch on throughout the interview:

  • The inspiration behind Dr. Levy becoming a Sports Chiropractor.

  • Where chiropractors fit into the sports medicine mix.

  • The similarities to physical therapists and athletic trainers and how they all work together.

  • Importance of communication between providers.

  • The importance of looking at the whole body and not just where it hurts.

  • Why Dr. Levy is the busiest guy on game days.

  • Why an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

“It’s a lot easier to stay healthy than it is to recover from an injury.”

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  • The mindset of athletes coming into his office when it comes to injury prevention.

  • Why parents need to make sure their kids lifestyles are aligned with their athletic goals and why Fortnite might be able to help.

  • Just because someone doesn’t have pain doesn’t mean they are in the clear.

  • Why pro athletes are great compensators.

  • Why getting proper sleep is important in injury recovery/prevention.

  • The importance of patience in recovery.

  • Addressing performance leaks.

  • The difference between the athletes he sees (soccer, hockey, football).

  • Dr. Levy’s role throughout the seasons with the different sports.

  • What goes on in the locker room pre-game.

  • Why wide receivers want the tire shine.

  • What makes a resilient athlete.

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