SpokaneChiefs4.pngDr. Brian Mather is the official chiropractor of the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club.  The 2013-14 season will be his 13th season with the Chiefs. The previous 12 seasons have given him an opportunity to see and treat many sports related injuries.  The grind of almost a 100 games a season coupled with a short off-season in 2008, the year the Chiefs won the Memorial Cup, has given him a unique perspective into how athletes deal with not only injuries, but fatigue, coaches, management, agents, parents and all the many unique situations and opportunities athletes face.

When you are an athlete and you have an injury, picking just any doctor to treat your injury can be a big mistake.  The most common prescribed treatment for athletes is “rest.”  Most of the athletes that are being treated at Spokane Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic are treated as they continue to train and compete.  Our goal is to heal the injury and support the function of the surrounding tissues and try to maintain a level of training and competing while the injury is healing.  We only rest our athletes as a last resort, or if continuing to participate is a detriment to their long-term health. 

It is important to understand the dynamics that athletes face, and what drives them in succeeding.  Implementing sport specific rehab exercises and monitoring return to play criteria are critical in the quick and effective treatment of sports injuries.  Most physicians advertise they treat sports injuries, few have the experience of actually doing it on a consistent and ongoing basis. 

Training programs, nutrition and supplementation are always changing in sports.  Working with athletic teams and programs allows us to keep up to date on the newest products and methods that athletes are using to gain a competitive edge.

All of our doctors at Spokane Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic pride themselves in continuing to learn new ways of treating athletes to help them heal from injury or perform at a higher level.  We use a variety of techniques and protocols to achieve this goal.  As a group of doctors we have post graduate education in the treatment of sports injuries.  We are board certified in treating those injuries.  Collectively, we are trained and certified in Graston®, ART®, and Kinesio Taping® methods.  We do extensive rehab and work closely with the areas top sports medicine doctors, surgeons and therapists. 

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Dr. Mather and his staff not only treat the Chiefs, but they have participated with 2 US National Figure Skating Championships, are on the medical team for USA Track & Field in this region and assist the medical staff at Whitworth University.  They  provide athletic training and chiropractic services for the Spokane Wolfpack, Spokane's new semi-pro football team. They treat numerous professional, college and high school athletes and consult with many of the areas university and high school athletic departments.  They have experience treating some of the areas top Ironman and triathlon athletes as well as many elite runners. 

Don’t trust your body to a place that claims they treat sports injuries.  Come to Spokane Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic, where they have the experience in, and specialize in, the treatment of athletes at all levels.