Chiropractic Sports Specialists or Sports Chiropractors complete a post graduate training program specific to treating all regions of the body including injuries of the shoulders, knees, elbows, wrists, hands, feet and hips for both injury management and performance enhancement of athletes. Many of today’s athletes utilize a sports chiropractor to prevent injury and to improve biomechanical and musculoskeletal function with the ultimate goal of enhancing performance. In fact, Chiropractic Sports Specialists are recognized as the primary providers of spinal and peripheral joint manipulation and adjusting techniques in the world of sports and well as valued members of integrated health services teams for many national sport organizations. Only chiropractors who have attained Fellowship status through the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Specialists (Canada) can use the term Sports Chiropractor or Sports Specialist. Dr. Janice Drover is NL’s only Chiropractic Sports Specialist.
Using chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies (primarily Active Release Technique, Graston Technique® and myofascial release), modalities (such as acupuncture, microcurrent and ultrasound), athletic taping (including Kinesio taping), custom orthotic and bracing and rehabilitative techniques, sports chiropractors aim to restore and enhance the body’s musculoskeletal system for peak performance.
At Core Insight, Dr. Janice Drover, NL’s only sports chiropractor, is ideally suited to help athletes handle these challenges and reach their full potential in today’s competitive environment. In August 2002, she completed her two-year postgraduate residency program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, which included a six-month research placement in the Human Performance Lab at the University of Calgary. In February 2003 she obtained fellowship status with the college. During her time at the college she was also a service provider for the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario from 2002-2006, and is currently a service provider for the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. Most recently Dr. Drover was a member of the Host Medical Services team for the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games, the 2011 Halifax Canada Games and the 2015 Toronto Pan AM/Para Pan Am games. She has been a member of the Core Health Service Team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2019 Lima Pan Am Games. She is a sports chiropractor for the IST for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team as well as the team sport chiropractor for the NL Growlers and formerly the St. John’s Edge.