7, 2019 -- Logan’s Paralympic Operation Department recently
partnered with USA Boccia for its 2019 Nationals competition in San Antonio,
Texas. Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS, advanced practice clinician at Paraquad, and
Cami Stastny, DC, CCSP, second year resident in Logan’s Human Performance
Centers, were in attendance providing chiropractic support for the athletes and
learning the classification system for the Paralympic precision ball sport, similar to bocce, for
“I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Boccia athletes
again, helping them prepare, recover and improve their performance,” said Dr.
Ackroyd. “I particularly enjoyed being immersed in the classification process,
and I look forward to continuing to grow and develop Logan’s partnership with
Drs. Ackroyd and Stastny worked with athletes by
stretching them out before and after games and talking with them about seat
positioning and general body movement. Athletes
were given time to discuss their needs and how they can work with Logan
chiropractors at future trainings and competitions to improve their
“I couldn’t believe how much went into the sport, from
the detailed classification system and strategy of play,” said Dr. Stastny.
“Everyone was so great to work with, from administrative to athlete. I’m so
glad I was able to be a part of the event and hope to see more chiropractors
integrated in Paralympic events in the future.”
Becky Prince, executive director of USA Boccia, said
Drs. Ackroyd and Stastny were a great addition to the tournament, and many
athletes thanked her for making them available. “USA Boccia is very excited
about this partnership and we are looking forward to more opportunities for
growth,” she said.
August 5, 2019 -- Congratulations to
two Logan Sports & Rehabilitation residents who passed the most recent
round of sports chiropractic certification exams.
Stastny, DC, MS, CCSP successfully passed the written portion of her Diplomate
of American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians (DACBSP®) exam, and Leslie Reece, DC
successfully passed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®)exam.
Resident Director and Clinician Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP
said this recognition represents a significant achievement in the journey of
successful Sports & Rehabilitation residents.
June 19, 2019 -- School’s out which
means summer camps and youth sports are in full swing. As youngsters of all
ages head to the parks and playing fields, Logan’s Human Performance Center
Resident Cami Stastny, DC, MS, CCSP, reminds
parents and coaches to follow a few simple steps to
minimize and prevent the risk of youth sport injuries.
- Ensure proper warm-up
and instruction of exercises/drills
- Be aware and cautious
of overuse injuries
participation in multiple sports and activities so the body learns many planes
of movement and becomes more adaptable
Dr. Stastny said some
coaches lack a fundamental understanding of exercises and how to implement
training methods, and unfortunately, they may mirror their personal past
experiences and “old school” mentality, which might not fit the group of
children they are training. She said it’s not uncommon to see previous
collegiate or semi-pro athletes implement training strategies on youth athletes
whose bodies are just not ready for it.
it comes to youth sports, it’s also important to take the time to understand
best practices and strategies, which include proper nutrition and hydration,
getting plenty of rest and wearing proper gear.
Chiropractic care is a
valuable tool for treating injuries and keeping active youth in good shape, on
and off the field. In general, adjustments help with keeping joints healthy. Additionally,
movement and mobility screenings can provide a personalized assessment of an
Dr. Stastny said being
able to see deficiencies in movement can allow for some simple rehab exercises
that can both enhance performance and prevent injury. For example, a
chiropractor can make sure the foot is able to absorb forces properly, which
can make a big difference in performance and training.
Not all injuries and
athletes should be treated the same. While the knowledge and the techniques used
to treat the patient will be similar, how they are applied to each person
should be customized to fit the individual.
One of the significant achievements of a successful Logan Human Performance Center (HPC) resident is recognition as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®).
Please join us in congratulating Cami Stastny, DC, for passing her CCSP® exam this past April, and Courtney Wells, DC, the senior HPC resident, who successfully passed her CCSP® in November 2017.