Dr. Adam Zimmerman was raised in a military family stationed primarily in Key West and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. He graduated from the University of West Florida with his degree in psychology. His interest in chiropractic was sparked after moving to Atlanta in 2007. He began experiencing intense knee pain that kept him from enjoying some of his favorite athletic activities.
At that time he became a patient of a prominent sports chiropractic office. The amazing results he received from treatment inspired him to go to chiropractic school. Injury rehabilitation and prevention are at the core of his philosophy. Chiropractic allowed Dr. Zimmerman to continue his favorite interests and that is what drives his passion for offering the same opportunities to his patients.READ MORE
Dr. Adam Zimmerman was raised in a military family stationed primarily in Key West and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. He graduated from the University of West Florida with his degree in psychology. His interest in chiropractic was sparked after moving to Atlanta in 2007. He began experiencing intense knee pain that kept him from enjoying some of his favorite athletic activities. At that time he became a patient of a prominent sports chiropractic office. The amazing results he received from treatment inspired him to go to chiropractic school. Injury rehabilitation and prevention are at the core of his philosophy. Chiropractic allowed Dr. Zimmerman to continue his favorite interests and that is what drives his passion for offering the same opportunities to his patients.
Throughout his schooling and practice in chiropractic he has focused on biomechanics and the impacts they have on daily routine and athletic performance. While at Life University he was a member of the Sports Chiropractic Council. He also completed supplemental extremity adjusting courses in order to become a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP). This certification gives him knowledge in everything from shoe orthotics and functional movement assessments to specific upper and lower extremity adjustments. After graduating with honors from Life University in Marietta, Georgia in 2013 he joined Malucci Sports Therapy. Here he was able to continue learning and honing his skills under the tutelage of his mentor Dr. Jeff Malucci, as well as drawing on the vast collective knowledge of Body Mechanics' massage therapists.
This devotion to education and experience has allowed Dr. Zimmerman to treat every level from middle school to professional athletes. Learn why his approach works for them and why it can work for you.
Dr. Zimmerman spends his time with his wife, Ellie, and their cavalier King Charles spaniel, Benny. He has always had a passion for the outdoors and sports, particularly those around the water. Some of his favorites include running, kayaking, paddleboarding, and skimboarding. If it's Saturday in the fall you'll certainly watching college football.
Dr. Zimmerman utilizes a creative combination of techniques to treat the body as a whole and not just individual parts. Focusing on biomechanical movements and patterns allows treatment to identify and correct the underlying causes of dysfunction and pain. Today's health care relies on cooperation among professionals. Dr. Zimmerman has worked closely with teams of athletic trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists and other health professionals to give his patients well-rounded and seamless care. This blend has provided superior results for the individuals and athletes alike.
Our Mission at Zimmerman Sports Chiropractic is give consistent, thorough care utilizing a comprehensive analysis and structural treatment to ensure the most favorable results possible. Your health and comfort are paramount.
Why sports chiropractic is for everyone
The basic premise of chiropractic is to allow the body to perform at its best, free of any form of interference. We've all heard that we have 206 bones, but have you ever thought of how many joints are in your body? 360. Those joints are maintained by different soft tissues, including the hundreds of muscles. Sometimes the 206 bones, 360 joints and hundreds of muscles are placed under more stress than they can handle. This overload diminishes your ability to perform and can result in injury. Keeping these interconnected parts working in unison is vital to your health. Whether you're just working on basic mobility or pushing for a record you have the same pieces working together.
Why injuries can occur
Painful injuries can result from sudden movements or long-term overuse. When a misalignment occurs in any joint the body must adapt to perform the same movements and functions. Adaptations can be as simple as using the same muscles to a lesser/greater degree or as complex as recruiting other joints and muscles while shutting off others to accomplish an altered movement pattern. These maladaptations, if left untreated, can lead to degeneration of muscles, cartilage, joints and even bone. The nervous system is responsible for the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Maladaptations disrupt normal communication between the brain and the body. This further complicates the degeneration that can cause pain and dysfunction.
Can chiropractic help you?
In many cases chiropractic can help alleviate pain and correct the biomechanical dysfunctions that cause it. However, it is your body and you are the one ultimately responsible for it. It takes an active role on your end to help retrain and heal your body. Unfortunately, there are instances that chiropractic is unable to provide the desired results. As your chiropractor, determining if chiropractic is going to be beneficial is one of my greatest responsibilities. It's assured that if my treatment is not going to achieve the results or that another professional would better serve you, I will assist you in finding that provider.
After filling out your intake paperwork, you will be given an initial exam to determine what may be causing your concerns and if any other services may be required such as any imaging or another professional health service. The initial visit typically lasts 1 hour. All subsequent visits are 30 minutes. Please arrive at the office 15 minutes before your first appointment for paperwork. You may download the intake forms by entering your email address below.
FAQsAre Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?
Yes. Peer-reviewed literature has found that trained chiropractors delivering proper adjustments do not pose significant injury. The rare case is still possible and should be discussed with the doctor before treatment.Do Adjustments Hurt?
In most cases patients experience a small "pop" and a sense of relief. In some cases it can be uncomfortable. In some cases you might be sore for a short period after the adjustment. This is a normal side effect.How many adjustments will I need?
It depends. Each person comes in with a unique set of circumstances and ailments, so it is virtually impossible to say without conducting an exam. However, our approach is aimed at keeping adjustment frequency as minimal as possible.Can patients with osteoporosis get chiropractic care?
Yes. Different techniques are available to the doctor to tailor treatment to the individual's needs.My back has always hurt a little. Isn't that normal?
No. Many people become accustomed to having frequent or constant low level aches and pains. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong and needs to be addressed.Can I receive chiropractic care after back surgery?
Yes. Although certain surgeries will restrict what can be adjusted, other areas around the surgery are often affected and need attention. Chiropractic care can play an important role in the recovery process.What ages can be adjusted?
All ages! Utilizing different techniques allows us to adjust infants, elderly, and all ages in between.