Another exciting thing that I've been able to do as a chiropractor, is work with some athletic teams around the metro area. One of the main teams that I work with is the North Star Roller Derby. Basically they are roller derby athletes, a group of women that skate around after work, and they are super athletic and they're super strong and they are just so inspirational.
What I do with them is about three to four times throughout their season I go into their practice space and I watch their mechanics and I make sure that they're skating correctly, and I make sure that they're utilizing their muscles right. I usually will do a little workshop with them. Maybe teach them how to foam roll or rehabilitate some of their muscles that are tight. I watch to make sure that their stance is correct, that they're not doing anything awkward or dangerous with their posture.
They have between four and five tournaments a year, where I go to the space that they're playing, I bring my chiropractic table and I sit on the sidelines and if one of the girls gets knocked over goofy and they shift a rib out of alignment, they run over to me and they're like, "Fix me up!" They don't say fix me up, they say, "Doc Bones" can you help me?" Because that's what they call me, that's my name, I'm "Doc Bones", that's pretty cool.
One of my favorite patient cases I guess, with these girls is not only do they have the league that participates in tournaments, but they have a league where it's kind of like the practice squad where these girls aspire to become regular athletes on the full-blown league. Some of the girls that are on the practice squad so to speak, have come in to see me because they've struggled with some mechanics, or muscle control, or their skating. In particular, there is this one girl that came in, that had a really uncoordinated balance. She wasn't able to skate very well, and so she was never able to make the time on these various tests that they have you do to make the team.
That was just her one goal, is to make the team. I took an x-ray of her hips because that was where the main problem was coming from, and noticed that her left hip was significantly lower than her right. It was also rotated, and the muscles were spasmed on that side. She was working her left side way too hard, and her right side didn't even know what it was supposed to do. Through a series of chiropractic adjustments and some simple but effective physical
therapy modalities, we were able to completely balance out her hips. She was able to skate around in a circle, make all of her times, and she actually ended up making the league after about a year and a half of trying so hard.
That was really cool to help her realize that her body had the ability to do it, and it was awesome be a part of that.
About Dr. Dana Schomberg: , DC
Dr. Dana is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.S. In Kinesiology and Exercise Science and received her Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2000. She has been practicing for 8 years at the West End Chiropractic in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She is in general practice and sees a variety of patients with a range of conditions including arthritis, back and neck pain, whiplash, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel, old muscular tightness, and tension. Other areas of expertise include sports medicine, and treating female patients that suffer from headaches and migraines. Dr. Dana is also the official doctor for the Minnesota North Star Roller Derby team, who fondly refer to her as "Doc Bones".
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