How Chiropractic Helps Student Athletes

Chiropractor Dr. Amanda Klosterman-Bond recently joined the staff at The Joint Chiropractic and looks forward to using her personal experiences and professional skill to help injured student athletes.

A former high school and college softball player and certified trainer, she can relate to the physical, emotional and mental pressures of having to compete.

“I know what they’re going through and chiropractic services can be very beneficial in helping to relieve stress at all levels and to help people recover faster without the side effects of taking drugs,” she says.

“Sometimes, pain medicine is necessary, but we all know pain medicine is overused and abused and pain can often be treated without using drugs at all.”

With about 500 locations nationwide, The Joint in Rockford is at Forest Plaza, 6139 E. State St., next door to Kohl’s. It offers affordable and convenient adjustment appointments seven days a week and a new youth wellness plan offers four adjustments a month for $39. There is also a $59 adult plan.
Her goal is to keep student athletes in the game.

“An injury doesn’t necessarily mean having to miss out on practices and games. An athlete can keep playing while healing, with the proper care and rest. I don’t believe in stopping what you are doing, but you can alter what you are doing and should be able to continue pain-free by making changes in how you move and how efficiently you rest,” she says.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can help relieve neck and back pain as well as pain caused from arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, stress and sciatica. Pain in specific areas of the body like the knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, and elbow can be treated, she says, adding that routine visits may also help in the early detection of other problems.

The Joint is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Walk-ins are always welcome.

For more information, visit or call the clinic at (815) 977-4316. ❚