Dr. Jason Fidler
Dr. Jason Fidler
Dr. Jason Fidler is a licensed Chiropractor and holds a doctorate from New York Chiropractic College. Since 2006, Dr. Fidler has held full spine Active Release and Kinesio taping certifications, two very effective and sought after physical treatment protocols. He has been serving members of CrossFit South Brooklyn and the greater New York City community for over six years. Check out his website, Functional Rehab, for more information.
Dr. Fidler trained at New York Chiropractic College not just in the art of medicine, but also with CrossFit Level 1 trainers, who eventually opened up CrossFit Asheville in N.C. As a member of CFSBK himself, Dr. Fidler is well versed in the functional movements that CrossFitters routinely perform, their commonly associated training injuries (shoulders, hip flexors and wrists) and the most effective methods of treatment.
Dr. Fidler gained critical insight into practice management while working at two highly regarded boutique rehab clinics in NYC. A former collegiate athlete and personal trainer himself, he is a regular physician at many of the NYC endurance races and CrossFit competitions. Additionally, Dr. Fidler has undergone training in Elite Sports Science at the Lake Placid Olympic Facility.
Dr. Fidler also provides a high quality workstation consult to make the repetitive motions of work and daily living activities less traumatic for your body. At his practice, Functional Rehab, Dr. Fidler focuses on your biomechanics in every aspect, to improve the way you move.
Dr. Fidler is located on the 2nd floor of 597 DeGraw St and is available by appointment during the following hours:
Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Posture, Biomechanics & Injury Prevention
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy
Manual Therapy & Active Release Therapy (ART)
Physical Therapy & Kinesio Taping
Why Athletes May Need Chiropractic Therapy
Athletes undertaking rigorous fitness regimes often push their bodies to the limit. Since their performance is based on the health and strength of their body, many need regular massage treatments and physical therapy sessions just to stay in shape and keep performing to their fullest potential.
According to a study published in Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation by Lauro A and Mouch B in 1991, athletes exhibited a 30% improvement in performance after 12 weeks of chiropractic treatment. They were tested on several aspects of athletic ability including kinesthetic perception, power, reaction time, agility and balance. Those who did not receive chiropractic treatment showed only a 1% increase in performance after 6 weeks of treatment, while those who received the chiropractic treatments showed an 18% increase in performance after 6 weeks.
Many professional athletes also undergo treatments before, during and after a game. According to PracticalChiro.com, athletes including Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Barry Bonds all receive treatments from sports chiropractors so that they can improve their performance and recover properly throughout training and game season. (Source: PracticalChiro.com)
According to SpinalHealth.net, 7% of the San Francisco 49’s football team consulted with a chiropractor shortly after winning the Super Bowl in 1990. Chiropractic treatments after the intense game allowed them to recover easily and restore their health. (Source:SpinalHealth.net)
Young athletes - not only professionals or Olympians – can also benefit from chiropractic treatment because this type of therapy enhances blood flow, improves range of motion and can also increase recovery rates after intensive training or a game. Full range of motion is particularly important for endurance athletes and those who must employ various types of stretches into their training routine.
Key Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments for Athletes
In addition to improving performance, ongoing chiropractic therapy offers several health and wellness benefits.
- Improved posture
- Advanced hip flexor and shoulder therapy
- Increased range of motion
- Improved immune system that can ward off common illnesses or disease
- Better focus and concentration
- Reduction of migraines or severe headaches
- Increased blood circulation
- Better joint flexibility
- Reduced risk of injury
- Increased blood and oxygen flow throughout the body
- Improved recovery rates after a sports injury
- Reduction of pain in major joints
Many athletes only turn to chiropractors after they have been injured, but it may be more beneficial to incorporate chiropractic therapy into the weekly training routine. A sports chiropractor can offer specialized treatments for Crossfitters, MMA fighters, marathon runners, softball players and other types of athletes who are constantly on the move.
For high-performance athletes, natural methods of stress reduction and toxin removal are necessary for better health overall. Chiropractic treatments may play an important role in the lives of these athletes throughout their training season, and during their most competitive seasons.