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Scott F. Gillman, DC, DACBSP


21 Years in practice: I can answer any question regarding chiropractic and sports medicine treatment. Mostly, I can help the unknowing public understand what is safe, valid, reasonable and evidence-based, and what kinds of unscrupulous chiropractors and fraudulent methods to stay away from. I have an advanced specialty degree in Chiropractic Sports Medicine. I have experience treating elite and Olympic athletes.

Experience in the area


  • 24 years in practice; World Games, 2013, Cali Colombia: Official Sports Chiropractic Provider for World Games
  • Pan American Games, 2011: Official Medical Staff for the Pan Am Games.
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: World Olympians Associan and International Sports Chiropractic Association Healthcare Team;
  • International Chiropractic Sports Sciences Diploma;
  • Official Provider: Jamaican Track and Field team for Penn Relays (2009-2011)
  • Experience with USA Gymnastics Healthcare team and International Powerlifting Association Medical Staff;
  • 300 hour chiropractic sports medicine diplomate degree (DACBSP); International Chiropractic Sports Sciences Diploma (ICSSD)
  • Healthcare Consultant: Century, Ty-Wood Corp. Holliston, MA (2005-2007)
  • Team Chiropractor: Boston Bulldogs USL D-3 & Boston Renegades USL W-1 League (1999-2004)
  • Independent Examiner: Scope Medical and The Physician's Network
  • Professional/Clinical Monitor: Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
  • Board of Directors: MetroWest Chamber of Commerce (Massachusetts)2000-2006
  • "The Impact of Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy on Chronic Recurrent Lateral Ankle Sprain Syndrome in Two Young Athletes" J. of Chiro Med , Fall 2004
  • "Work Related Injury;" The Hanover Report, June, 1993
  • "Long Lasting Analgesic Effect of Oxymorphonazine in Rats;" Agonists and Antagonists III, n.7675, 1985
  • BS Biology, Doctor of Chiropractic: Northwestern College of Chiropractic,
  • Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP)


Doctor of Chiropractic Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma

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tralaina cockrum01/22/16101010Thanks... I'm waiting to see the neurologist .....
Layla12/30/15101010Thanks!! Will definitely try these tips!
cg08/07/15101010very quick and detailed answer. thanks

Recent Answers from Scott F. Gillman, DC, DACBSP

2016-02-03 Osteoporosis and going to a chiropractor:

Yes, DC's treat people with osteoporosis.  However, do NOT get x-rays at the chiropractic office.  There is no need to do so unless you have an injury and the doctor is looking for a fracture or dislocation

2015-12-29 Shoulder blades stick out:

HI Layla,    Some young women who are lean will show prominent shoulder blades (scapulae) and it's just normal body architecture.   For others they have weak muscles that allow their scapulae to pop away

2015-08-07 prolotherapy/and or prolopuncture:

Hi Carley,    There's no evidence that glucosamine sulfate or MSM or hyaluronic acid will work.  I've treated lots of folks who have minor labral tears, "SLAP" tears mild biceps tendon defects where it

2015-08-07 prolotherapy/and or prolopuncture:

Carley,    Prolotherapy is not an appropriate treatment for a labrum tear.  It would be a more appropriate treatment for something like an unstable ankle (e.g. from multiple ankle sprains) or for certain

2015-03-15 using the proadjuster to align c1 atlas:

Hi Crystal,    I would strongly suggest not putting too much confidence in x-rays.   The real question for each of these chiropractors is this:  were there any positive neurologic findings in the patient


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