Fueled by a love for ultramarathons and endurance mountain bike racing, Dr. David Herman knows first-hand the aches and pains that accompany an active lifestyle, whether you are a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior. To better reflect the focus of his approach, which centers around evidence-based care as a board-certified chiropractic sports physician who diagnoses and treats conditions far beyond neck and back pain, Dr. Herman is introducing a new practice name.
At a grand opening event slated for Monday, December 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dr. Herman will celebrate the debut of Ohio Sport & Spine, which replaces the former name of Tri Chiropractic Family & Sports Medicine. Located at 1175 Lyons Rd., Building E, Ohio Sport & Spine’s grand opening will feature a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. attended by officials from Washington Township and the Springboro Chamber of Commerce. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about Dr. Herman’s background and services.
Like traditional chiropractors, Dr. Herman does treat ailments related to back and neck pain. His training and experience in sports medicine, and his tenure with military hospitals, has cultivated extensive knowledge with evaluating, diagnosing, managing and preventing conditions related to extremities and soft tissue issues. Dr. Herman frequently treats patients who are battling shoulder, hip, knee or foot ailments as well as the back and neck pain commonly associated with chiropractic medicine.
Dr. Herman has a storied background that includes clinical training at three prestigious military medical centers – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, Temple, TX; and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Austin Outpatient Clinic, Austin, TX.
At these facilities, he cared for active duty members and veterans, and he provided chiropractic care to injured troops returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Herman worked closely with neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, internists, physical therapists, and professionals in other medical disciplines−this is experience that few chiropractors gain.
“While the need for surgeons was critical and obvious, the need of conservative care such as chiropractic after multiple surgeries was also a vital part of our wounded warriors’ recovery,” Dr. Herman said. “I also took great pleasure when surgeons’ referrals to our clinic would result in the resolution of patients’ ailments, thus preventing the need for surgery.”
During his time in North Carolina, he served as the team chiropractic physician for all athletics at NC A&T State University in addition to maintaining a private practice.
“Experience in military hospitals shaped my approach to patient care as I was able to work with medical professionals in a variety of disciplines, being part of treating a wide array of conditions,” Dr. Herman said. “As a sports medicine chiropractor, what I do is an extension of my personal passions as an athlete, and I am devoted to helping my patients get back on the field or get back in life faster.”
Dr. Herman’s patients range from children to seniors who are physically active to those just beginning a health and wellness regimen.
“With my background in sports, and my clinical experience, I recognize the importance of helping patients get healthy, whether they are striving to get back to athletics, or return to feeling comfortable with daily tasks,” Dr. Herman explained. “My treatment plans and techniques are designed to get fast results, and as such, my treatments plans are shorter in duration.”