Alumnus opens Chiropractic Clinic Geared for Runners

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April 10, 2012

Dr. Theo Davidson, class of 2008, and Dr. Josh Schroeder have opened Bridges Chiropractic in Sioux Falls. The unique athletic training environment at Bridges Chiropractic focuses on the running community. Article from Sioux Falls Woman (p.132-3).

Bridges Chiropractic: Keeping You on the Trail of Life

By Lisa Rinaldo   Photos by Hauschildt’s Photography

In the marathon of life, when our bodies need TLC, how comforting it is to know that our doctors truly understand our specific injuries—and perhaps even have firsthand knowledge, having experienced some of those injuries themselves. At Bridges Chiropractic, Drs. Josh Schroeder and Theo Davidson focus on the “running community” of Sioux Falls: runners of all types, including marathoners. Dr. Josh is a runner himself, and Dr. Theo specialized in athletic training in his undergraduate studies. After hearing of the need for this type of sports chiropractic office in Sioux Falls-- and extensive research--the two doctors opened their doors mid-February of this year in the Bridges Center on 57th and Western. What kinds of injuries send runners dashing in to Bridges Chiropractic? IT band syndrome, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee, shin splints, and inflammation or tracking problems of the knee, among other problems.

Not only is their focus unique, but so is the facility and their approach. Gone is the concept of a “clinic” where people think of themselves as “patients” with “injuries” and “pain”, because as Dr. Theo says “The first thing affected by illness is your mind.” This office has an open, energetic layout---not the usual individual exam rooms---where clients are surrounded by bright colors and upbeat music, and come to get a whole-body tune-up for what ails them. The doctors do perform regular chiropractic adjustments, but clients move from those into various types of healing therapies as needed, all in one visit: electrostim to muscles and nerves, massage, hot or cold packs, and traction.

“We want to provide ‘one-stop shopping’, where people get the most therapy all at once, and don’t have to come in many times a week, as in traditional chiropractic clinics,” says Dr. Theo. With an open athletic-training room atmosphere, clients glean input not only from the doctors, but also from overhearing other clients asking questions, and by dialoguing with other runners who have similar injuries--sometimes even forming friendships there--“kind of a ‘barber shop’ sense of camaraderie” note the doctors, something that enhances the learning curve about healing faster. Family and friends sometimes accompany runners for their therapy sessions, providing extra time to visit in this sprinter’s-paced world we live in.

 To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schroeder or Dr. Davidson, call 605-271-8160, or run by their office at 5015 S. Western Ave., Ste. 160 and see this unique new facility. Their website is www.bridgeschirosf.com or find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bridgeschirosf.