Dr. Stinson recognized in the Federation Internationale De Chiropratique Sportif News
October 20, 2015 - PASADENA, Texas
This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of the FICS News.
Today women’s professional soccer is a major, popular and rapidly growing sport in the USA, with Team USA winning the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup. For the past three seasons the Houston Dynamos, one of the leading men’s franchises in the MLS, has been joined by the Houston Dash, its women’s team. Team chiropractor, just completing her second season, is 2009 Texas Chiropractic College graduate and Houston chiropractor Dr. Cassie Stinson.
Dr. Stinson was just completing her postgraduate sports chiropractic CCSP when she was approached by Dynamo team chiropractor Dr. Jay Heintz and Dr. Brian Sansalone because the newly formed Dash wanted a female chiropractor as part of the medical team, other members of which are a head athletic trainer, a non-operative orthopedist, an orthopedic surgeon and a massage therapist.
“We have a great team, all with different roles but the same goal,” says Stinson, “to keep athletes healthy and to get them back on the field ASAP when injured.” Dr. Stinson, a former college basketball player, has a BA in health and kinesiology from the University of Texas-Tyler and certifications in kinesiology and Graston and from the National Exercise Trainers Association. About 60% of her practice is sports related, the balance family practice.
She does not travel with the Dash, given the commitments of her practice, but covers all home games providing treatment before, during and after games with a combination of adjustments, Graston technique and taping. Players also visit her Moody Health Center office during the week as needed.
Congratulations to Dr. Stinson, an ACA member who is an advisor to the Sports Council at Texas Chiropractic College. It is great to see yet another pro team seeking and benefiting from skilled sports chiropractic care.
About Texas Chiropractic College
Since 1908, Texas Chiropractic College has championed a scientific and evidence-informed approach to educating practice-ready doctors of chiropractic. Rigorous classroom and hands-on training empower TCC graduates as skilled, thoughtful and ethical doctors of chiropractic dedicated to providing patient-centered care. TCC advances the chiropractic profession by pioneering scholarship and research that aids in the production of transformative knowledge and ideas. TCC’s state-of the-art Moody Health Center is staffed by exceptional doctors and student interns who perform outpatient treatment for both acute and chronic health conditions. Learn more about Texas Chiropractic College by visiting http://www.txchiro.edu.