Integrative Health & Sports Performance Stretches its Capabilities

 Integrative Health & Sports Performance Stretches its Capabilities

Mike Boyer

Last year that early experience came full circle when his 5-year-old chiropractic practice, Integrative Health & Sports Performance, acquired Sugarcreek Chiropractic.

The merger expands Integrative Health & Sports Performance’s offices from two to three, its chiropractic physicians from two to five and broadens its treatment specialties.

“It’s made it easier to provide more services,” Curry says.

Although Curry’s own specialty is sports medicine, the clinic offers a full range of chiropractic treatments for young and old patients.

“Being a multidisciplinary clinic we can give a multifaceted approach to care,” he says. “If something doesn’t work we can try something else. All our doctors are good at staying up to date on continuing education and applying the latest approaches to evidenced-based care.”

Besides Curry and Dr. Bruce Brown, who started Sugarcreek Chiropractic more than 28 years ago, the practice includes Dr. Elisa Gunkelman, who specializes in pediatric and women’s health at Integrative Health & Sports Performance’s Miamisburg office and Doctors Tyler Lanning and Joshua Ross at Sugarcreek Chiropractic.

Curry, 32, a native of Springboro, says what he learned at Sugarcreek was that chiropractic medicine is “a lot more than just treating necks and backs.”

It led him to pursue a chiropractic medicine degree rather than traditional medicine because it offered a greater variety of treatment options

The latest treatments options at Integrative Health & Sports Performance include an Apollo Class IV laser, which offers higher-powered laser treatments permitting higher therapeutic benefits with fewer treatments.

It also offers a fairly new treatment known as “dry needling,’’ or myofascial trigger point needling.

It uses acupuncture-like needles. But unlike acupuncture, which is based on ancient Chinese medicine and focused on balance and energy pathways, dry needling involves insertion of needles into “trigger points” causing a neurological response that reduces muscle pain and tightness.

A former high school and college soccer player, Curry is one of the few board certified chiropractic sports physicians in the Dayton area and is team chiropractor for Wright State University athletes.

“I really enjoy keeping athletes healthy and on the field,” he says.

He’s also works extensively with area golfers as one of the region’s only Level 2 certified Titlist Performance Institute medical providers.

“Golf is about finding the right balance between mobility in certain joints and being stable in other joints,” he says. “If that pattern is thrown off it can alter your swing and your mechanics and that’s when injuries occur.”

Curry helps injured golfers get back to their prior form and can design programs in stability and strength to help healthy golfers get better.

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