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Adjunctive Therapies to the Adjustment

By Kim Christensen, DC, DACRB, CCSP, CSCS

Kim Christensen has been a chiropractic physician for more than 20 years and has developed a national reputation for sports rehabilitation therapies using conservative approaches.

Dr. Christensen graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1971 and currently serves as director of a sportsmedicine and rehab clinic in the state of Washington. He has taught postgraduate education through Parker College, Palmer West, Logan College, and Northwestern College of Chiropractic, and several other chiropractic institutions.

A regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic, Dr. Christensen also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and the American Chiropractor. He is widely referenced in texts and peer-reviewed journals, has written over 120 columns in DC and other professional publications, and is the author of several texts, including Clinical Chiropractic Biomechanics and a two-volume series, Chiropractic Rehabilitation.

In 1988, Dr. Christensen was credentialed by the American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries as a certified chiropractic sports physician. That same year, he founded the Chiropractic Rehabilitation Association (CRA); Currently the postgraduate program director of the 300-hour chiropractic rehabilitation program for Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City and Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Christensen was recently appointed to the HCFA Therapy Review Program. He is the only chiropractor in the United States on this government panel.

Previous Articles

Spinal Biomechanics: What Role Do the Feet Play?
     November 19, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 24)
Chiropractic Preventing the Need For Surgery: Where Is the Evidence?
     October 8, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 21)
Outcomes Assessment in Chiropractic Practice
     September 10, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 19)
Long-Term Back Care Advice
     July 16, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 15)
Sports-Related Extremity Injuries in Young Athletes
     April 23, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 09)
A Unique Neuromobilization Technique for Treating Spinal Pain
     March 12, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 06)
Rehab by the Numbers
     January 29, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 03)
The Contralateral Approach to Exercise Rehab
     December 3, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 25)
Getting the Jump on Exercise Errors
     October 26, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 22)
Proprioception and Effective Rehab Care
     September 14, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 19)
Rehab Recommendations for Anterior Tibialis Tendinosis
     July 30, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 16)
Hip and Pelvic Injuries in Runners
     June 20, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 13)
Stretching Techniques to Increase Flexibility
     May 8, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 10)
Manipulation in Spinal Rehab
     March 26, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 07)
Rehab Recommendations for Piriformis Syndrome
     January 1, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 01)
Spondylolisthesis and Chiropractic Care
     November 20, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 24)
Bone Mass Reduction and Spinal Rehab
     October 10, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 21)
Adding Rehab to Your Practice
     September 1, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 18)
Trunk Strengthening
     July 16, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 15)
Pelvic Pain and Rehab
     June 4, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 12)
Upper Extremity Rehab in the Elderly
     April 23, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 09)
Helping Patients Do Their Part
     March 12, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 06)
Does Rehab Work for Youngsters?
     January 29, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 03)
Sleep Support for Rehab Patients
     December 16, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 26)
Exercise Yes, Pain No
     November 4, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 23)
Reducing High Blood Pressure With Exercise
     September 27, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 20)
Hamstring Flexibility After Strain Injury
     August 16, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 17)
Breathing Exercises in Rehabilitation
     July 1, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 14)
Rehab of Sports Injuries
     May 20, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 11)
Elastic Resistance Training
     April 8, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 08)
Support and Rehabilitation After Whiplash
     February 26, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 05)
Determining the Ideal Location for Rehab Exercising
     January 15, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 02)
How to Avoid Exercise Overload
     December 15, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 26)
Improving Sacroiliac Joint Function
     November 3, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 23)
Help for the Injured Elbow
     September 24, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 20)
Swimmers' Injuries and Rehabilitative Exercises
     August 16, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 17)
Rehabilitation of the Achilles Tendon
     June 30, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 14)
Knee Rehabilitation
     May 19, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 11)
Flexibility Exercises and the Rehabilitation Program
     April 7, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 08)
Working With the Injured Runner
     February 24, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 05)
Lower Extremity Rehabilitation and the Elderly Patient
     January 14, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 02)
Exercise and the Healthy Heart
     November 30, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 25)
Managing Shoulder Sprain/Strain Injuries
     October 21, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 22)
Complementing the Adjustment with Orthotics
     July 1, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 14)
Subluxations: What Role Do the Feet Play?
     May 6, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 10)
Extra Support for the Pregnant Patient
     March 25, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 07)
Coordination of Gait
     January 1, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 01)
Chondromalacia Patellae and Orthotic Support
     December 1, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 25)
Improving Proprioceptive Balance with Orthotic Support
     October 22, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 22)
The Diabetic Patient and Improving Quality of Life
     September 12, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 19)
Hyperpronation: Treating Secondary Conditions
     July 30, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 16)
Cross Education Exercise and Injury Recovery
     June 18, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 13)
Preventing Leg Injuries
     May 7, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 10)
Ligament and Muscle Stress
     March 26, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 07)
Children and Scoliosis
     February 12, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 04)
Flat Feet in Adults
     January 1, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 01)
Manual Muscle Testing and Postural Imbalance
     November 15, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 24)
Successful Ankle Sprain Management
     October 2, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 21)
High-Heeled Shoes and Musculoskeletal Problems
     August 18, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 18)
Functional Re-Training and Spinal Support
     July 10, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 15)
Heel Spur Management Protocols
     May 29, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 12)
Pelvic Unleveling
     April 17, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 09)
Custom-Fitted vs. Off-the-Shelf Orthotics
     March 6, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 06)
Treating Acute ACL Ruptures
     January 25, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 03)
Plastic Deformation and Long-Term Support
     December 15, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 26)
Effective Spinal Assessment
     November 1, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 23)
Rehabilitation of the Sprained Ankle
     September 20, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 20)
Appropriate Warmup Prior to Rehab. Therapy
     June 28, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 14)
Getting Patients to Perform Active Rehabilitation
     May 17, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 11)
A Three-Step Program for Chronic Low Back Pain
     April 5, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 08)
Foot Biomechanics during Weightbearing
     February 22, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 05)
Young Athletes and Rehabilitative Therapy
     January 12, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 02)
Postural Stability: Its Role in Chiropractic Care
     November 30, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 25)
Exercise Physiology Issues, Part V
     October 19, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 22)
Exercise Physiology Issues, Part IV
     September 21, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 20)
Exercise Physiology Issues, Part III
     July 27, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 16)
Exercise Physiology Issues, Part 2
     June 15, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 13)
Exercise Physiology Issues
     May 4, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 10)
Sports-Related Cervical Injuries
     March 23, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 07)
Rehabilitation Compliance
     February 9, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 04)
Rehabilitation and Support Considerations for Obese Patients
     January 1, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 01)
Joint Rehabilitation and the Use of Exercise Tubing
     November 17, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 24)
Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Care
     October 6, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 21)
Women's Rehabilitation Issues: Women and Physical Training
     September 8, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 19)
Exercise and Pregnancy
     July 14, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 15)
Spinal Pelvic Stabilization -- from the Ground up
     May 31, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 12)
Bracing during Exercise
     April 21, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 09)
Treatment and Rehab Protocols for Whiplash Injury
     March 10, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 06)
Some Chiropractic Mileposts on the Physiotherapy Timeline
     January 27, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 03)
Nutritional Support and Rehab
     December 16, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 26)
Cryotherapy Protocols
     November 4, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 23)
Orthotic Casting Methods: a "Weighty" Discussion
     September 23, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 20)
Adjunctive Therapies to the Adjustment
     August 15, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 17)
Treating Postural Deficits with Therapeutic Exercise
     May 20, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 11)
Adjunctive Therapies to the Adjustment
     January 15, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 02)
Pediatric Developmental Problems
     January 16, 1995 (Vol. 13, Issue 02)
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