Dr. Allen Wood, DC

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    Dr. Wood entered the chiropractic profession after experiencing its effectiveness at treating martial arts injuries.  He first experienced chiropractic at the age of 19 during a karate event. He was so impressed by its effectiveness; he began his chiropractic education immediately afterward.

In practice since 1989, he evaluates each patient according to his or her specific needs.  As part of his examination of an athlete, Dr. Wood incorporates state of the art sports biomechanical analyses including Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Active Release Technique (ART), and gait analysis.  The focus of his patient care is to relieve pain by achieving optimal biomechanics and freedom of movement.

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His education and experience includes being an Active Release Technique instructor and earning his Diplomate to the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. In 2007 he worked as a chiropractor for the United States Figure Skating Championships.  In 2011 he became a certified Ironman provider, treating the qualifiers for the Ironman world championships.  As an 8th-degree black belt and chiropractic sports physician, he has provided the medical care at Chuck Norris’ United Fighting Arts Federation’s (UFAF) annual martial arts convention since 1989. In 2016, Dr. Wood, along with the other Ultimate Sports Medicine doctors, worked with Gaelic Athletic Association Irish football and hurling teams.

 Education:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College-West, June 1989 PRACTICE
  • Private Chiropractic Practice, Ultimate Sports Medicine, 1989 – Present

Experience:

  • Active Release Technique Certified, 1998-Present
  • Active Release Technique Instructor, 2003-Present
  • Chiropractor for the US Figure Skating Championships, 2005
  • Eighth Degree Black Belt Chuck Norris’ Chun Kuk Do Karate, 2015
  • Certified Ironman Provider, 2011-Present
  • Sports Injury Care for the United Fighting Arts Federation, 1989-Present
  • Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA) Certified, 2011
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS Level 1 and 2) Certified, 2011
  • Titleist Performance Institute Levels One – Three Certified 2013
  • United States Olympic Training Center Medical Internship February 2013
  • Field Doctor, Irish Football and Hurling 2016

Education:

  • Graduated from Life Chiropractic College-West, June 1989
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1992
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 1993-97
  • Diplomate to the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 1997-Present

Dr. Wood Interviewed:

Professional Membersips:

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • American Chiropractic Association Sports Council
  • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
  • Ironman Provider Network
  • United Fighting Arts Federation

Instructor:

  • Active Release Techniques 2003 – Present
  • Physiology, Fluid Movement School of Massage (1991-1995)
  • Chun Kuk Do Karate, 8th Degree Black Belt (#441) (1978-Present)
  • Martial Arts Injuries, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, DACBSP program 1994

Publications:

“Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome”, Journal of Chiropractic Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, (Scheduled for 1998)

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