Meet Dr. Christopher Dorsa
Dr. Christopher Dorsa grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, playing all seasons of sports. His favorite sports were wrestling, boxing, jujitsu, and skateboarding. Being familiar with injuries by the time he was 20 years old, he had two hip surgeries and one hand surgery. This eventually led him into the world of sports medicine, where he became a pre-med student at University of Miami.
Why Chiropractic? While in Miami, he shadowed several orthopedic practices, learning about surgery and orthopedic treatment. During his last year, a chiropractor for the Miami Dolphins spoke to his class, which opened his eyes to the physical aspect of sports medicine. Diving in, to learn more about physical therapy and chiropractic, he soon realized that the preventative hands on approach to healthcare was much more appealing. As a result, he pursued his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer West in California.
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
- Active Release Technique (ART)
- K-Laser Certified
- Dry Needling (EIM)
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- Kinstretch Instructor for Fascial Movement Taping
- Functional & Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (Scraping, IASTM, Graston, FAKTR)
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
- Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)
- Function Range Assessment (FRA)
As a personal trainer throughout college, a major focus of his studies was in movement and sports-related injuries in addition to regular spinal care. Dr. Dorsa became relentless in learning the latest and greatest techniques to create a more efficient treatment approach. His style of treatment, which is different for each patient, translates to faster healing time and fixing the problem at the source rather than simply treating symptoms. Dr. Dorsa has extensive training in prenatal chiropractic, severe spinal cord injuries and paralysis, sports injuries, auto accident care, and overall wellness.
Outside of the office Dr. Dorsa has a large variety of hobbies. In the winter time you can find him in the mountains snowboarding and in the summer you may see him at the park getting upside down between hand balancing and acrobatics. Video and film work has been a new passion of his that started with his chiropractic.
Dr. Dorsa originally went to University of Miami to study Marine & Atmospheric Sciences which he completed his bachelor’s degree in, on top of the Pre Med requirements. He worked on a scuba diving boat as a divemaster during the summers to quench his thirst for the ocean. He was founder & president of the Scuba Club at his chiropractic college in California.
At Pro Performance Chiropractic, our mission is to provide the most current, research-based care, specific to each individuals unique needs. Our goal is that each patient leaves our office with a better understanding of the treatment they receive and a greater knowledge of the functioning of their bodies.