As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, The Better Chiropractic team provides a variety of sports medicine services to athletic patients at Better Chiropractic.

Our sports rehab and strengthening services are available to individuals throughout Gilbert, Arizona, and surrounding areas such as Queen Creek, Chandler, Mesa, Val Vista Lakes, Chandler Heights, and Power Ranch.

If you have a sports injury, or want to heighten your athletic performance, or both, our sports medicine team is here to help you meet (maybe even surpass) your goals.

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Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

We know the importance you put on your physical activity, whether that’s competing, beating your own time, maximizing your abilities, or simply making it to the finish line. Whatever the goal, you must trust those who are helping you achieve it. 

At Better Chiropractic, we have the physicians and the solutions you’re looking for.

What Is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)?

To become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), doctors must attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120-hour postgraduate CCSP program.

The courses are designed to help the physician obtain a greater awareness of the responsibilities of a sports physician, including, but not limited to:

  • The ability to instruct athletes in rehabilitative procedures 
  • The ability to instruct athletic training principles
  • The ability to evaluate and treat typical sports and recreational injuries
  • The ability to treat athletes in emergency situations


Sports medicine and the care of a CCSP offer many benefits to the patient, including working with injured athletes to promote healing, helping return the injured area to its normal function, and guidance on preventing further damage.

What Is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)?

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is a professional who applies scientific knowledge to the training of athletes.

The goal of the CSCS is to improve athletic performance. CSCS professionals conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.

As trained CSCS professionals, the Better Chiropractic team works with all types of athletes. We can assist with developing training and conditioning programs for entire teams, or we can help individual patients reach their full potential as athletes.

We’re invested in your achievement, which makes us invested in your health. You can count on us to keep you safe, help you heal, and get your body optimized. Let’s get going. 

Who and What Our Care Will Help

Your health is central to your performance, and that holds true whether you’re in middle school or the NFL. Sports injuries can affect any athlete at any age, so no matter who you are, if you think our sports rehabilitation, medical attention, and guidance can help you, we want you in our clinic. 

We support many athletes, including:

  • Middle and high school sports players
  • College athletes
  • Professional athletes
  • Football players
  • Wrestlers
  • Weightlifters
  • Runners
  • Triathletes
  • CrossFitters
  • Weekend warriors
  • And more


With a wide variety of patients comes a wide variety of injuries, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Achilles pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee injuries, including runner’s and jumper’s knee
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
  • Hip pain and motion loss, including hip impingements
  • Elbow pain, including golfer’s and tennis elbow
  • Wrist injury and carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Painful lower extremities
  • Low back pain 
  • Neck injuries
  • And more


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Our Sports Rehab Treatments

Better Chiropractic believes that every sports medicine patient is unique, so we never utilize a general approach to your care. 

After evaluating and diagnosing the patient's condition, our team uses a combination of therapeutic techniques designed to meet the needs of each individual person. As the patient continues through treatment, we will re-evaluate their condition periodically and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.

We want you to find balance, complete and proper function, and empowerment to perform at your best. 

Our Gilbert chiropractic team has several safe, reliable, and non-invasive techniques and services to promote your quick recovery, strengthening, and conditioning; some include:


When developing treatment plans for sports medicine patients, the staff at Better Chiropractic may incorporate several techniques for optimal results.

Whether you’re using improper form during lifting, swinging, bending, or hitting, or you’re suffering from system overload, or your body is lacking stamina and stabilization, our team is ready to help. We’ve seen improvements in performance and increased comfort and overall wellness with our strategies; we’d like to invite you to our clinic to see how we can support your athletic goals, too. 

Take control of your health and your life.

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Our Certifications and Specializations

We know you need confidence in the team you work with. At Better Chiropractic, we earn that confidence through our experience, knowledge, ongoing education, and dedication to your needs. 

We’re certified, and we specialize in several therapies, some include:

  • Strength and conditioning (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) 
  • Nutrition
  • Sports rehab and sports medicine (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician)
  • Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR) 
  • Myofascial Release Therapy (MRT)
  • Graston Technique
  • Foundation Training
  • Specific Functional Movement Assesment (SFMA)
  • McKenzie Technique


Book now, and let’s make your athletic dreams a reality! 

"Dr. Bates is great. I feel so much better after his adjustments. He's very kind and really listens to me. His staff is very friendly and the massage therapists do a fantastic job. I leave there feeling like a million bucks. I highly recommend Better Chiropractic."

- Linda B. // Queen Creek, AZ