NW - How To Manually Adjust Patients Twice Your Size For Decades & Avoid Injury

This will be a live virtual event offered during NW 2022 Regional - Virtual Event

If you love to manually adjust, then this is the lecture for you! Chiropractic Physician for the NBA Bubble, Dr. Sabrina Atkins shares some of her tricks of the trade in working with athletes twice her size.  Dr. Atkins has used manual adjustment techniques for over 20. Join her and learn ways to save your body, while accurately delivering an amazing adjustment.

Target Audience

Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant

Learning Objectives

  • Collaborate with classmates on manipulation strategies for full spine and extremity of patients larger than you. 
  • Review motion palpation while learning new ways to creating leverage, setting you up for an accurate and powerful adjustment. 
  • Identify biomechanics that allow you to work around the most common injuries (professional or weekend warriors)
Course summary
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  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 General (GEN) credit
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Sabrina Atkins, DC

Dr. Sabrina Atkins studied for her Bachelor of Science, Masters of Sports Injury Management, and Doctorate of Chiropractic Care at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. She graduated in 2001 from Life University with honors.

Dr. Atkins has extensive experience working with athletes and athletic organizations offering years of expertise in the field of sports injury management and performance enhancement.

She serves as Official chiropractic physician for: Orlando Ballet since 2005 and NBA’s Orlando Magic since 2009
Her experience and credentials include Coach Tom Shaw’s NFL Training Camp at Disney’s Wide World of Sports (2007-2016)
Orlando’s Major Indoor Soccer League team; the Orlando Sharks (2007-2008)
Orlando’s Indoor Professional Lacrosse Team of the NLL; the Orlando Titans (2010)
Orlando’s first MLS team, Orlando City Soccer (2015, 2016)

Her involvement in team sports began with the women’s basketball team at Life University, with whom she traveled, during her internship for her Masters of Sports Injury Management. She was the first student to initiate travel for treatment during athletic events, through Life University. This pivotal milestone assisted in the development of a program, launched for current students, to travel alongside with teams, allowing them to provide treatment during athletic events; assisting in the advancement of their hands-on experience, as well as providing invaluable on-site chiropractic care for competing athletes at all levels.

Her involvement also includes associations with several other sports venues and events, including DEW Action Sports Tour, USA Taekwondo, USA Judo, Disney Marathon, International Softball Federation, ProSport and Professional Rodeo Association.

Dr. Atkins served as the Medical Director for the Sunshine State Games, Florida’s largest amateur sport competitions for 4 years. The Sunshine State Games is a recurring Olympic style State Championship held annually in Florida.

She is the founding CEO of her private practice, Orlando Sports Chiropractic, in the southwest area of Orlando; Dr. Phillips. Orlando Sports Chiropractic is the premier center for maintaining optimal health and performance. Within the scope of her practice, Dr. Sabrina has an array of clients ranging from professional athletes to families and children. She is a member of Florida Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Atkins is former President of the FCA Sports Council; has served as Vice President of Florida Sports Council; and received Doctor of the year award from the Southeastern Circuit of ProSport. She was recognized as a notable nominee for Orlando Sports Council Chiropractic.

Physician of the Year award, four years in a row, and has been honored with the Tender Care award from the Orlando Ballet.

She was honored locally by the Orlando Business Journal as a recipient of one of the 40 Under 40 awards where business professionals, and entrepreneurs under 40 are recognized for their achievements. Most recently, Dr. Atkins was recognized for her involvement with Professional Sports Teams in the Florida Chiropractic Association Journal issue: WOMEN IN SPORTS CHIROPRACTIC.

Dr. Sabrina was an athlete herself. She played softball and tennis; was a track sprinter and high-jumper; was the first female on the varsity wrestling team at her high school (another trail she blazed, paving the way for other female wrestlers and encouraging the development of female wrestling teams. She now enjoys running, yoga and acro-yoga and she is an avid hiker and camper. She became a new mommy in the Fall of 2011 and is enjoying every minute of the hardest most rewarding thing she has ever done; being a mommy to her little girl, Bella.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 General (GEN) credit


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