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functional movement chiropractic clinic Carrollton, TX.

Elevation Spine & Sports Medicine
 
Dr. Konner Ackerman, DC, CCSP®, MS, ATC
&

Dr. Sydney Meyer, DC, MS

Dr. Konner Ackeman, best chiropracto in Carrollton TX.

Dr. Konner Ackerman is the owner of Elevation Spine and Sports Medicine. He previously won the 2021 Addison Reader’s Award for Favorite Chiropractor for his previous clinic. He is motivated to assist his patients with a sports medicine approach to chiropractic care for the spine and extremities. He utilizes his skills to help individuals of all ages and activity levels to decrease pain and improve daily activities that a patient may be struggling with. He believes in an evidence-informed, holistic and wellness approach to patient care. He begins with a detailed medical history and exam and follows up with explaining an individualized treatment program to help each patient improve. 

 

Dr. Konner Ackerman graduated from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon with honors of Magna Cum Laude where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Master of Science in Sports Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Major in Athletic Training. He was also a competitive gymnast of fifteen years, which included competing for the University of Michigan where he won two Big Ten Conference Team Championships and two NCAA Team Championships. 

 

He has experience covering PBA tournaments where he worked with national team members at the Olympic Training Center. He also has experience working with a variety of sports at the elite and collegiate level as well as both a chiropractor and athletic trainer. This includes football, lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics and softball. He is also a member of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA).

Dr. Konner Ackerman, DC, CCSP®, MS, ATC

Dr. Konner Ackerman, DC, CCSP®, MS, ATC

Doctorate:

University of Western States

Master of Science:

Sports Medicine

Bachelor of Science:

Kinesiology - Major: Athletic Training

Human Biology

Certifications:

  • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™: Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP®)

  • Athletic Training (ATC)

  • Functional Dry Needling (FDN1)

  • SafeSport Completion by U.S. Center for SafeSport

Dr. Sydney Meyer - sports medicine chiropractor Dallas, TX.

Dr. Sydney Meyer is an evidence-based Chiropractor who specializes in sports performance, rehabilitation and the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Her patient-centered approach focuses on promoting movement and independence to alleviate pain and enable individuals to return to the activities they love. Each treatment is personalized to align with your unique needs and goals after a thorough history and examination. 

Dr. Sydney Meyer graduated from Parker University in Dallas, Texas where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Health Promotion with an Exercise Physiology concentration. 

Dr. Sydney is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and she grew up competing in Acrobatic Gymnastics for 8 years around the United States and Europe. She also has a background in CrossFit and currently trains and competes in Olympic Weightlifting.

Dr. Sydney Meyer, DC, MS

Dr. Sydney Meyer, DC, MS

Doctorate:

Parker University

Master of Science:

Strength and Human Performance

Bachelor of Science:

Human Performance and Health Promotion

Concentration: Exercise Physiology

Certifications:

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

  • Is chiropractic care safe and appropriate for children?
    Chiropractic care is very safe for children and can be very beneficial for children through their growing years, as they play sports, spend time behind a desk or screen for school, or if they have any neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as scoliosis.
  • Can you receive chiropractic care during pregnancy?
    Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe and can be very beneficial for both the mother and the fetus or baby. Pregnancy can typically result in back and pelvic related pain for the mother and these can be treated safely with gentle adjusting procedures and specific soft tissue (muscle, tendon and ligament) techniques.
  • What causes the popping sound during chiropractic adjustments?
    This has to do with anatomy and some physics of a joint. A joint is where two bones come together and articulate. Around where the two bones come together, there is a piece of tissue called a joint capsule, which is like skin to the joint. Within the joint capsule there is synovial fluid, which helps to lubricate and nourish the joint where there is cartilage at the end of each bone. When an adjustment is performed, the surfaces of the bone separate ever so slightly, and it changes the fluid pressure within the joint and it results in what we call a cavitation, which is the release of a gas bubble making the audible popping noise. This usually can indicate that the joint moved enough for an adjustment or manipulation to be effective and can result in immediate increases in range of motion and a decrease in pain in the area.
  • Can I perform chiropractic adjustments on myself?
    The most common area that individuals tend to adjust on themselves in their fingers by “popping their knuckles.” Some individuals try to pop and crack their neck and back as well. This tends to not always be the safest because most individuals are not properly trained in how to do this appropriately with minimal risk and can result in an injury, especially in delicate areas. It is not recommended that individuals or patients try to adjust themselves.
  • Can you get chiropractic care after having spinal surgery?
    Chiropractic care can definitely be utilized even after having spinal surgery. If adjusting in the area is not permitted, muscle work, mobility work and rehabilitation exercises to reduce ongoing symptoms can be incredibly helpful or even help a patient recover from the surgery.
  • Can you get chiropractic care after having surgery on an extremity?
    Chiropractic care can be incredibly helpful after having surgery on an extremity. Some chiropractors (especially sports chiropractors) have a strong background in therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation and can practice very similarly to a physical therapist. They sometimes will have advanced equipment and exercise techniques to progress a patient through a full post-operative treatment and rehabilitation program. That being said, chiropractic care can be helpful post physical therapy programs or alongside physical therapy programs as well because more specific soft tissue work and manual therapy techniques can be performed to assist the physical therapy program and a chiropractor can incorporate care in other areas of the body that are related to the surgery as well.
  • How do I know if I need or should get chiropractic care?
    Generally, if you are an upright individual that gets out of bed, goes to work, exercises and participates in hobbies, chiropractic care is recommended for you. That being said, individuals should strongly consider chiropractic care if they have have headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, back pain, pain while taking a deep breath or while sneezing, shoulder pain, hip or pelvic pain, knee, pain, foot or ankle pain, elbow or wrist pain, hand pain, or if there is numbness or tingling in their arms or legs. If individuals are suffering sudden pain, chiropractic care can usually be helpful pretty quickly. If individuals have chronic pain, chiropractic care can be helpful. If you’re an athlete or someone who exercises often with some aches and pains or wants to prevent injury, aches or pains, then chiropractic care should be strongly considered as well.

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