Congratulations to Dr. Stopa, Michigan’s ONLY Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP)
Dr. Kenneth S. Stopa, Jr. has successfully completed the requirements to be certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP). The DACBSP certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 300 hours of postgraduate education. This instruction is specific to evaluating physical fitness and the assessment and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. Following the completion of these hours, the doctor must then take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination. The doctor must also successfully complete a practical (hands-on) examination. In addition, the doctor must have a sports-related paper published in a peer-reviewed journal and a minimum of 100 hours providing hands-on treatment to athletes outside of the clinical setting.
Dr. Stopa has fulfilled all of the requirements through the ACBSP and has completed more than the required 100 hours working with the Northville High School Athletics, Professional Mixed Martial Artists and the Olympic athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO., the only Chiropractor in Michigan ever invited to work at the training center.
This training will aid Dr. Kenneth S. Stopa, Jr. in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing his diagnostic skills and patient care. The DACBSP accreditation exists to provide a uniform standard of education that assures teams and athletes that the doctor has met a high level of competency in chiropractic sports medicine. Dr. Kenneth S. Stopa, Jr. joins approximately 270 others nationally who hold this designation.
What does this mean for the Northville Community and the State of Michigan at large? Dr. Stopa has extensive training in the areas of sports injury, treatment and management. His area of specialty is rehabilitation which includes:
- A comprehensive and thorough examination focusing on all regions of the skeletal system including the kinetic chain (shoulder, elbow and wrist and hip, knee and ankle).
- Rehabilitation of the shoulder, hip and knee
- Head trauma concussion management
- Special Imaging
- Return to play procedures
- Rehabilitation exercises
- Sports taping and bracing
- Spine and fracture management
- Spine boarding and emergency procedures
With Dr. Stopa’s area of specialty, he can perform treatments on a broad range of individuals spanning from the active individual, such as the avid golfer in our local community to the professional athlete or an entire sports team. If you are an active individual, an athlete or a coach interested in having your sports event covered, please contact Dr. Kenneth S. Stopa, Jr. at (248)735-9800
- A presentation by Dr. Stopa for team coaches and/or entire sports team
- On-field/side-line doctor for a sports team
- In-office treatments and injury management
For more information about Dr. Stopa visit www.drstopa.com
Main Street Family Chiropractic Center, P.C. 109 W. Main Street Northville, Mi 48167 (248)735-9800 www.drstopa.com