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More about our chiropractic services...

We are happy to offer a wide variety of services at Elevation Spine & Sports Medicine. We are proud that we have so many treatments and services to offer as each patient presents and responds differently to each treatment.

 

  • Chiropractic Adjusting/Manipulation: a quick, gentle and controlled adjustment performed manually by the chiropractor usually to the joints of the spine

  • Extremity Adjusting/Manipulation: a quick, gentle and controlled adjustment performed manually by the chiropractor in non-spinal regions

  • Mobilization: gentle and controlled techniques to increase joint mobility, range of motion and regulate pain

  • Functional Movement Screen: used to assess how the body moves for muscle coordination, pain identification and injury prevention based on science

  • Muscle Testing: used to assess strength of individual muscle tissues

  • Muscle and Joint Palpation: used to assess muscle tenderness, tonicity and motion

  • Cupping: used to increase blood circulation and decrease pain

  • Manual Therapy: techniques used by hand to work on the soft tissues. This can increase flexibility, increase range of motion, decrease muscle tightness and spasm, stimulate tissue healing, reduce pain, reduce swelling and much more

  • Dry Needling: an advanced technique used to treat soft tissues to reduce pain, increase circulation and increase function

  • Taping: techniques used with various types of tape to regulate pain, help with support of certain muscles and joints or to decrease swelling and bruising

  • Electrical Stimulation (E-stim): techniques to decrease pain and improve muscle function

  • Rehabilitation: therapeutic exercise techniques to increase strength, mobility, tissue integrity and function

  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC): exercise techniques that focus on mobility

  • Sports Recovery: techniques used to help athletes recover from practice, games or competitions in terms of injury or soreness

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TESTIMONIALS

Bryce W.

I have been seeing Dr. Ackerman for a couple of years now and he is the very best! He takes the time to ask the right questions and listens to get to the bottom of the issue! His treatment plans have always allowed me to feel better while being able to do the things I love whether I was going to him because I was injured or I simply wanted to feel my best! His new location is in a great central spot as well! Couldn’t recommend him enough!

MEET THE DOCTOR

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

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).

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