For USA Weightlifting athletes, there’s a constant stress put on their bodies. The intense demand on the muscles and joints as a weightlifter grasps the bar, plants their feet into the ground and lifts the weight (often heavier than themselves) high over their head, poses a high risk for injury. With these considerations in mind, Champion Health’s two chiropractors worked hard to keep some of the most talented athletes in their field in perfect performance shape over the weekend of February 6th, 2016 during the Pinnacle Weightlifting Classic. Jackie Berube, owner of Pinnacle Weightlifting, six time national weightlifting champion, current American record holder in the clean and jerk and total weight, invited Dr. Brittany Haupt and Dr. Gary Wood from Champion Health into her gym for the meet. Jackie recognized the benefit these doctors could offer the athletes of all levels; from the youth to the women and men’s divisions and even the crowd spectators, Dr. Haupt and Dr. Wood delivered care to help everyone achieve optimal movement and health.

Champion Health is located in Colorado Springs and the practitioners specialize in Active Release Techniques or “ART”. This specialized treatment is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. A few common ailments this technique is an application for include: headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow. Patients with these and similar conditions have found resolution quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles as we see in competitive weightlifting. ART combined with chiropractic adjustments, enabled the athletes to perform their best during the USA Weightlifting meet at Pinnacle Weightlifting & Sports Performance.

Champion Health’s mission, both at this event and in the office is to offer the best chiropractic care, exercise, and wellness advice to optimize performance.