Dr. John Fraser – D.C.
Originally from the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York, I have been involved in sports and general fitness for as long as I can remember. In my youth I enjoyed many different sports including BMX, football, track and golf. Not only did I dedicate myself to honing the required skills for each sport, but also to the necessary physical conditioning that is critical to excel.
I suffered more than my fair share of injuries during this time and quickly became intrigued by the various treatment methods I encountered. As a result, I immersed myself in Sports Medicine and the many different training protocols and lifting techniques to achieve the goal of faster recovery and strength building in the wake of injury. Downtime and being forced out of the activities I love is my enemy, and this provided the necessary motivation to focus on Sports Medicine.
I have been involved in various areas of Sports Medicine since 2002. This led me to Athletic Training/Sports Medicine at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., before receiving my doctorate degree with Advanced Clinical Proficiency from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC). Today I continue to deepen my knowledge in all areas of advanced sports injuries and performance.
The complexity of the human body and improving performance requires a thorough understanding of the mechanics involved. I ventured into post-doctorate studies in a Fascia Specialization fellowship emphasizing advanced anatomy and biomechanics with Dr. Guy Voyer, Full Body Certification in Active Release Technique, Prague School of Athletic Development, Graston Technique, and Cox Flexion-Distraction techniques.
My experience has shown that both the exercise and rehab components are vital for the most efficient possible physical recovery, and are either neglected, not specifically addressed or progressed insufficiently. These areas of study allow me to meet the needs of the general public along with athletes from high school and collegiate levels, as well as professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, MLB, and PGA tour.
Times are rapidly changing. We are constantly facing new challenges but with technology, better research, and medical advancement we are gaining new tools to face these challenges. One critical aspect that cannot be replaced is the desire for true, full recovery and not ongoing symptom management.
With many prescription drugs, opiods and surgical procedures, many patients do not feel their needs are being properly addressed, or that their conditions are permanent with the ability to return to activity still limited at best, or potentially nonexistent. I enjoy guiding patients along the journey to better health and function through the various treatment methods I employ, and then using strength and conditioning to cement long lasting performance enhancement.
When appropriate, I also consult patients on Regenerative Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, as well as programming an effective training protocol to effectively prepare and maximize my patients’ health throughout every stage of their lives.