Doctors of Chiropractic Sports (DoCs)
1) To help each individual sports chiropractor succeed while also elevating the advanced sports chiropractic profession as a whole
2) To increase public access to information pertaining to chiropractic care, increasing their recognition of this modality as a safe and effective health and performance option
3) To serve as a gateway for athletes of all ages and from all different sports to help them learn more about the power of chiropractic for drugless healing
CHIROPRACTIC IN SPORTS
Today, athletes, their agents, athletic trainers, and medical doctors all understand the consequences of disabling the pain mechanism. Fortunately for our field, many have already aligned themselves with the chiropractic perspective — treat the cause of that pain.
Ultimately, teams want their players healthy. Longevity on the playing field is paramount to them because, for every year a player remains competitive, millions of dollars can potentially be earned.
With this goal in mind, the average pro football chiropractor renders 30 to 50 treatments per week during the season. Based on an in-season lasting 16 weeks (not including quarterback camp, mini-camp, and pre- and post-season), this means that, conservatively speaking, 34 chiropractors give a total of 16,320 to 27,200 adjustments to America’s superstars during these 120 days alone.
It is the diversity of relationships among the teams and their chiropractors that led to the formation of the Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS) in 2001. Soon after, the foundation for the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society was created as well.
Since that time, both groups have enjoyed tremendous success, bringing together peers across the nation and giving them the opportunity to share information, cultivate relationships, and create a network of support and assistance.
This has developed a “super network of quality sports doctors” to whom athletes could be confidently referred. It has also led to the creation of Doctors of Chiropractic Sports (DoCS).
DoCS—a 501c3 nonprofit—was established as a way for chiropractors in all areas of sport to bond, advance their careers, and grow the profession as a whole. It was developed to ensure that chiropractic would become a more integral part of the arsenal of health services and peak performance enhancers within the world of sports.
DoCS initial “Sports Tracks” programs were launched in 2016, in conjunction with the Florida Chiropractic Association (one of the most robust chiropractic organizations in the country). The interest, attendance, and feedback received during that event fueled our confidence in creating a more encompassing program nationwide.
Coming together is—and always will be—the primary way to advance our careers and our profession. It will keep us stimulated, learning, growing, and inspired, enabling us to achieve real results for the true winners in our field…our clients and patients.
The time has come for Chiropractic to become an integral part of the game
Doctors of Chiropractic Sports
About DoCS Co-Founder Dr. Spencer Baron
Dr. Spencer BaronDACBSP
Dr. Spencer Baron DoCS Founder, Dr. Spencer Baron, served as a Team Chiropractic Physician in the NFL (Miami Dolphins) for 19 years. Author of...
Dr. Alan SokoloffD.A.C.B.S.P.
Dr. Alan Sokoloff draws from more than 30 years experience as a clinician, educator and sports enthusiast while delivering leading edge material
Dr. Jay GreensteinDC, CCSP, CKTP, CGFI
Dr. Jay S. Greenstein is a Maryland native. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, his Doctor of Chiropra
From the Field
The sports programs keep getting better and better! Thank you for your leadership in this great effort.
Debbie Brown-Florida Chiropractic Assoc. – CEO
"I recently attended a seminar at Doral sponsored by the FCA. It is the Doctors of Chiropractic:SPORTS curriculum. Dr. Baron and Dr. Bagnell presided. It included a lecture by Dr. Mike Bagnell dealing with the neurology of athletic performance and healing. How visual patterns and training tie into improving performance. Very innovative and exciting information of procedures being currently performed with athletes and non-athletes. This was followed by another innovative and exciting concept put together by Dr. Spencer Baron to have the class actually go to a major league ballpark and talk with the head athletic trainer for the Miami Marlins. He followed a case from the inception of the injury, mechanisms of compensation and ultimate resolution for the athlete. We also got a tour of the stadium. Dr. Baron is the team chiropractor for the Marlins and quite bluntly, singlehandedly, made the entire weekend of classes worthwhile. In my 30 years as a chiropractor attending seminars, this was one of the most educational and fun courses I have ever attended. Thanks FCA, Dr. Baron, and Dr. Bagnell for a great experience.”
Dr. Erick Daes
“Thank you for an amazing and inspiring weekend. After 34 + years in practice, I have a renewed sense of purpose.”