Choose from Three Options
- $19 for a chiropractic consultation and adjustment (a $79 value)
- $29 for the above package plus a follow-up sports-injury prevention assessment (a $158 value)
- $260 for the second option, plus a set of medical-grade, custom-made orthotics (a $558 value)
After a thorough consultation, Dr. John Dandelski focuses on restoring achy joints and muscles to their fighting form. Each adjustment includes the patented Active Release Technique, or ART, which treats muscles to alleviate the pains associated with everything from tennis elbow to carpal tunnel.
During the sports-injury prevention assessment, Dr. John spends the better part of an hour leading patients through diagnostic exercises that help identify tight muscles and movement patterns that contribute to current pain. Clients also learn a handful of ultrahelpful exercises and stretches to help them stay safe. The session is ideal for active people of all stripes, whether they are avid squash players, long-distance runners, or prolific TV critics.
The third option is geared toward runners and people with foot concerns alike. Dr. John fits feet with medical-grade custom-made orthotics to relieve current pain and stave off future long-term issues, such as back pain and joint discomfort.
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Q&A with Dr. Dandelski, Owner of Sport and Wellness Chiropractic Center
Tell us about your business.
The Sport and Wellness Chiropractic Center treats patients of all ages and activity levels, but specializes in the treatment, conditioning, and rehabilitation of athletes. Many of our patients have been elite runners, rugby players, triathletes, and swimmers. We make use of a variety of diagnostic procedures from a multitude of chiropractic and neurologic disciplines, which reveal faulty neurological conditioning, aberrant movement patterns, joint fixations, muscle weaknesses, and incorrect muscle recruitment.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
As an active kid (snow and water skiing, running, swimming) and high-school pole vaulter, I began to experience debilitating neck and back pain. I saw our family physician and eventually a neurologist who could do no more than offer to inject me with steroids. They couldn't tell me what the cause of my problem was. I ended up at my mother's chiropractor and in one visit I experienced immediate pain relief and I could move normally.
I was sold.
I became a chiropractor after working as an oceanographer for 10 years. I love patients coming into my office in some level of pain and leaving with little or no pain. It is the best feeling ever. I also work with performance enhancement strategies to make athletes stronger and faster. The US Olympic Team sent over 100 chiropractors to London; they know the benefits of chiropractic care.
What kind of products or brands do you use, and why?
I employ various chiropractic techniques including diversified, Thompson, Activator, Sacro-occipital Technique (SOT), and Toggle. Additionally, I am a certified Active Release Techniques (ART) provider and also do muscle energy technique, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, active assisted stretching, and instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization. Because I have my extremity specialization I make custom-made, medical-grade orthotics for people experiencing foot, knee, and back pain due to a foot issue that can be corrected with an orthotic insole.
Do you have any special certifications or degrees?
I have my doctor of chiropractic degree (magna cum laude); I am a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP), and am a certified Active Release Techniques provider. Additionally, I have an MA in oceanography, and another master's degree in psychology.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Earlier this year I was on location in the backcountry of Colorado treating the cast and crew of Outside Television / Magazine's new reality series, The Final Cut, which is currently airing on the Outside Television Network. I may make an appearance (the final edits aren't done so I've no idea). I am also licensed to practice chiropractic in Colorado, Virginia, and Washington, DC.