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Demystifying Chiropractic Care with Dr. Carrie Skony

Chiropractic care has been around for over 100 years, but many people don’t quite know what it entails. Artistic athletes may be told to add regular chiropractic visits to their regimen to help relieve pain without really understanding why.

How does a method best known for joint manipulation work for those with hypermobile bodies? Is it a valid treatment option? And what exactly is it, anyway?

Dr. Carrie Skony is a certified chiropractic sports physician and owner of Perform Active Wellness Dance Medicine. Specializing in dancers, Dr. Skony sees many hypermobile bodies and sat to talk with us about how people with hypermobility may (or may not) benefit from seeing a chiropractor.

Dr. Skony defines chiropractic care for us, outlining the broad spectrum of options that fall under its umbrella. She covers what sort of issues may cause people to seek out chiropractic care, different kinds of chiropractic care people may encounter, as well as common misconceptions about chiropractors.

Dr. Skony cautions against indiscriminate joint manipulation, and describes how she changes her treatment approach when working with someone with symptomatic hypermobility.

She talks through her method of working with dancers through a variety of modalities, including hands-on treatments, strengthening exercises, and more.

Common comorbidities in hypermobile patients and how that may change Dr. Skony’s treatment approaches are explained, and she offers tips on how to find a good chiropractor in your own area. Finally, she shares her desire to educate dance instructors on working with hypermobility for future generations of dancers.

If you’ve been skeptical of chiropractic care, unsure of what it is, or a huge fan of it, this episode goes deep on the topic in an easy-to-understand way.

Learn more about Dr. Skony here.



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