Bend Oregon Sports Medicine Specialists
Dr. Kremer and the Wellness Doctor team are passionate about working with athletes and active individuals in Bend and Central Oregon. Dr. Kremer completed his undergraduate work in Exercise Science and Nutrition as well as an additional year of post-graduate education to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). Sports Chiropractors are Doctors of Chiropractic who have specialized training in athletic injuries and Sports Medicine.
Common Sports Injuries Treated:
As an expert in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal structures, Dr. Kremer is able to treat everything from carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis to chronic knee pain and shoulder complaints. It is highly recommended to address those minor aches and pains before they become more serious injuries.
For the competitive athletes, weekend warriors and the Crossfit WOD seekers, Dr. Kremer commonly performs a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), prior to his orthopedic examination, which assesses fundamental patterns of motion such as bending or lunging in those with known musculoskeletal pain or concerns with biomechanical imbalances. Much of what the SFMA determines is whether there are imbalances or altered movement patterns and which are functional imbalances (corrected by therapeutic exercises) or structural imbalances (corrected by joint manipulation, therapeutic massage, or other therapeutic modalities).
Chiropractic care offers a balanced approach to the treatment and complete healing of sports injuries. The chiropractic adjustment helps return spinal segments and all other joints to normal function by "breaking up" scar tissue and adhesions created by injury and inflammation. Our Chiropractors use both adjustment and physical therapy modalities to treat injuries in order to restore function of joints and supportive tissues (muscles, tendons, & ligaments). In addition, our physicians will also prescribe customized Therapeutic Exercise Programs (which are injury and sport specific)to allow and aid in accelerated recovery, thus helping Central Oregon athletes return to the trail, water, road, mat, or track as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Whether treating those "weekend warrior" athletes or elite professionals, Dr. Kremer is committed to providing quality care to every patient that enters his clinic. In addition to treating the injury at hand, a surprising number of patients find that upon completing treatment with the Wellness Doctor clinic, they are actually able to return to their sport faster and stronger than before their injury as a result of the variety of services offered by Dr. Kremer and his qualified staff.
Graston Technique® is also offered at Wellness Doctor and performed by Dr. Kremer. If you are dealing with plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, carpal tunnel, ITB or IT band syndrome, chronic neck pain caused by postural stress, as well as other tendonopathies, this technique has been proven to help break up scar tissue and adhesions to better allow tissues to heal properly, improve blood flow and increase range of motion.
In conjunction with other treatment modalities such as ultrasound, myofascial release, kinesiotaping, and stressing the tissues through exacerbating loaded movement patterns while performing Graston, Dr. Kremer sees a very fast and effective recovery for his patients.
Our Complete Nautral Healthcare clinic proudly provides the best acupuncture, and therapeutic massage in Bend and Central Oregon as well. We pride ourselves in a Whole Body approach when it comes to addressing musculoskeletal injuries suffered from weekend warriors to the elite triathlete.