Tallahassee Health Partner: Athletic & Family Chiropractic

Tallahassee 5 min Read

Written by

Keith Hansen

At Seriously Strong Training Tallahassee, we take a holistic approach to fitness when working with personal training clients. This means we need to address all obstacles in your way, including fitness, nutrition, and even injuries.

When we identify injuries, old and new, that may be holding you back, we find it crucial to refer you to another professional who can help you more than we can.

Dr. Van Tassel and his Athletic & Family Chiropractic team are our partners in helping our clients escape pain.

Here is why.

Why We Chose Athletic & Family Chiropractic

Dr. Van Tassel works diligently to address the root cause of pain and creates a plan to eliminate it at the source. This is a refreshing take on chiropractic care and is a major upgrade from other offices that just make a couple of spine adjustments and send you on your way.

The Athletic & Family Chiropractic approach ensures our personal training clients can return to full function and the pursuit of their goals as fast as possible.

Dr. Van Tassel is the same professional our coaches rely on when they are in pain to return to optimal performance quickly because of our aligning philosophy that movement is medicine.

In addition to our personal experiences with this office, Athletic & Family Chiropractic has a 4.9-star rating on Google, which means that other people also think incredibly highly of this team.

How Athletic & Family Chiropractic Can Help

The number of conditions their team is qualified to treat is extensive, and some of the more common ailments include:

  • Headache
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder and arm pain including tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Tendinopathies and tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Disc Injuries
  • Radiculopathy (nerve injury)
  • Neck pain
  • Mid back pain
  • Low back Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Facet syndrome
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Iliotibial band Syndrome
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Calf injuries
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

To help with these pains, they employ:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
    • We modify care for the person in front of us, often using extremely light force
    • Also called chiropractic adjustments, Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT), or Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT)
    • Provides clinical gains for activities of daily living
  • Corrective Exercise
    • Home Exercise Prescription
    • Movement therapy
    • Key to prevention of recurrence
    • Our exercise prescription is designed for the individual situation. A patient with a recent car accident, may just do very simple ranges of motion while others may be asked to challenge themselves and strengthen their injuries.
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
    • IASTM/Graston Technique/FAKTR
    • Soft issue treatment during the painful task
    • Decreases Pain
    • Allows better rehab
    • Based on recent reaearch, we no longer use painful technique
  • Ice and Heat
    • The old formula of “ice for acute pain and heat for chronic” is no longer current
    • Look for our blog article on PEACE & LOVE
  • Intersegmental Traction
    • Passive mobilization of the small joints of the back
    • Decrease spasm
    • Allows more active therapeutic activity
  • Patient Education
    • The key to patient independance
    • The key to limiting recurrence
    • The key to aging gracefully
    • One of the single most important elements of our practice
  • Kinesio Tape
    • Another layer of connective tissue
    • Often allows safer/better transition to more activity
  • Massage Therapy

How To Get Started

Getting started with them is easy.

You can call either of their offices:
North East Office 850-385-5113
FSU Office 850-645-0612

You can learn more about their practice by visiting their website backsense.com

Keith Hansen

Keith was an All-State wrestler in high school and in 2007 hung up his singlet to attend Florida State University to pursue a B.S. in business management. He wasn't sure what industry he wanted to be involved in at the time, but soon realized after graduating in 2011 that fitness was the ever-constant activity in his life. Keith began studying to become a personal trainer and in 2013 earned the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Personal Trainer certification. After a short stint as a big box gym trainer he realized he wanted to bring something different to Tallahassee. Keith competes in Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and Crossfit.