Dr Erik Ward is NOVA Pain & Rehab Centers Chiropractor.
Dr. Ward first graduated from the University of Florida in 1993. He then entered chiropractic school and graduated from Life University in 1997 with a doctorate in chiropractic. He has trained extensively in physical rehabilitation, functional conditioning and the management of injuries.
Dr. Ward has been noted in the who’s who of Northern Virginia in 2004 and 2008 for his practices with the Washington Redskins, the Washington Wizards and the Potomac Professional Rugby League. Dr. Ward not only treats athletes but is an athlete himself. He is an L-2CrossFit coach, has completed 3 IronMan triathlon’s, qualified for the2017 USA Triathlon National Championship and raced in the 2019 – 2020 Spartan World Championship.
About The Chiropractic Profession
As the third largest primary health care discipline, Chiropractors focuses on the interrelationship of the nervous system, joints and muscles. Chiropractors specialize in working with your body, to affect the bones, muscles, joints and the to help you feel well again and to create optimum health and wellness.
Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic is well educated. The science of Chiropractic requires a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, spinal adjusting techniques, and related subjects. After approximately 7 years of education, a candidate can receive a doctorate in chiropractic.
To graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, each candidate must pass the demanding National Board Examination, upon passage the doctors sit for and pass a state professional licensing board examination before being granted the privilege of practicing.
A Chiropractic education never ends. A Chiropractor must complete yearly postgraduate instruction for license renewal and for staying current on the latest scientific research.
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