Dr. Maddy’s Chiropractic Story
I’ve been an athlete all my life. I started playing soccer at the age of four, taking dance classes, played softball every summer, basketball clinics, swimming lessons, you name it, I played it. I was lucky enough to be a three season varsity athlete at a school which had a very good pedigree of winning championships. My plans were to continue to be a student athlete through my college years but all that came to a screeching halt one rainy evening.
I was in a minor car accident, rear ended at a stop light. No one was seriously hurt, no ambulance called, just the standard soreness, some mild whiplash after a jarring incident. I thought I was fine until I went to practice a few days after and I started to experience shooting pain from my shoulder to my head, which lead to me experiencing my first migraine ever.
Soon after, I began seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis. As long as I got adjusted, I didn’t get migraines. I also found that any injuries I sustained while training were healing a lot faster than my teammates. We were all seeing the same athletic trainers, getting the same treatments, eating the same foods, doing the same workouts, but I was able to come back quicker than others.
That’s when I realized what chiropractic was doing for me. I was not only out of pain, but:
- I was healing faster
- I was able to train harder
- I had better control of my body
I was constantly encouraging all my teammates to see a chiropractor and when a light bulb went off. I knew what I was supposed to do with my life. I was going to be a chiropractor and help people get back their health and lead the best possible lives they could.
Benefits of Chiropractic for Student Athletes
Did you know chiropractic care can help your student athlete perform better? Here are just some of the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes:
- Faster Healing
- Reduction in Injuries
- Increased Performance
New Patient Special
If you’re a coach or an athlete that’s interested in learning more about the benefits of seeing a sports chiropractor, Dr. Maddy offers a new patient special promotion for all new patients. Learn more at the link below!
Dr. Maddy’s Experience Working With Athletes
Dr. Maddy has specialized training working with athletes and has been invited to several sporting events in her career working as a Medical Director and more. View the list of events, certifications, and associations she’s been involved in.
Role: Medical Provider/Coordinator
Coordination of medical professionals for athletes during championship tournament
Role: Brand Rep & Medical Consultant
Taped athletes and attendees at the Games
Role: Medical Provider
Provided medical care for junior athletes at Hermosa Beach, CA
Role: Medical Provider/Coordinator
Coordination of medical professionals for athletes during tournament stop in Milwaukee, WI and Cincinnati, OH
Certification: Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
Able to evaluate improper motion and correct with exercises/rehabilitation
Certification: FMT Level 1 & 2
Proper evaluation and application of Kinesiotape
Role: Assistant Track Coach (Hurdles) – Pius XI High School
(Pictured: Dr. Maddy at AVP First, 2017)
Contact Dr. Maddy
Are you a high school coach or parent that’s interested in learning more about the benefits of seeing a sports chiropractor for your student athlete(s)? Get in touch with Dr. Maddy at the link below, or give the office a text/call at (262) 422-7457.