More about Cole Ellis, DC

ChiroSportSD provides a whole-body treatment approach for the back pain patient and injured athlete. I’m a sports chiropractor who is certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), which is a movement-based massage method that I blend with Chiropractic Care and Sport Therapy. This unique trio of modalities, which help relieve pain, manage injury care, and improve performance, is a fusion of influences from other health and fitness services, including physical therapy, strength conditioning, and massage.

I discovered sports chiropractic treatments when a simple adjustment relieved low-back pain caused by a football injury. That one treatment not only allowed me to play football, again, but also enabled me to play that same day. Then, I experienced the performance aspect of ART, Active Release Techniques, which is used for overworked muscles, among other issues.

Cole Ellis, D.C.

Continuing Education

Continued education that has influenced how I treat patients:

  • Active Release Techniques seminars
  • McKenzie Workshops (Back, neck, and extremities disorders)
  • Rehab to Performance courses, taught by Dr. Craig Liebenson
  • Postural Restoration Institute courses
  • Professor Stuart McGill live seminars
  • Perform Better workshops
  • FMS (Functional Movement Screen) courses
  • SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) courses
  • Yoga and kettlebell classes

Certified ART Provider

Cole is a Certified Active Release Techniques (ART) provider. ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. Cole is certified in:

  • Full Body
  • Upper Extremity
  • Lower Extremity

Learn more about ART and how it can help you.