Dr Jean-Luc LeBlanc is the acting Director of Medical Services of the Dieppe Commandos Junior A Hockey Club of the MHL. Sports Chiropractic plays an important role in a contact sport like ice hockey. The focus of chiropractic sports specialists is to provide care in the conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimization of neuromusculoskeletal system for athletic populations and to participate in a multi-disciplinary sports injury care environment.
The book “Opportunities in Chiropractic Careers” states that sports chiropractors have made contributions to protective gear and trauma management in contact sports, athletic health maintenance, therapy, and enhanced rehabilitation after injury. Spinal injury prevention has been identified as a role that sports chiropractors play. Dr LeBlanc works on a consistent basis with medical doctors who include orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. He also works closely with physiotherapists, athletic therapists, massage therapists, sport nutritionists and sports medicines.
Notable athletes receiving chiropractic care:
- Tom Brady
- Tiger Woods
- Sidney Crosby