Chiropractic care offers a great treatment option for those with sports injuries. Being that chiropractors treat the joints and the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), the treatment protocol is very complete. Chiropractors are the most highly trained professionals in the manual treatment of joint dysfunction. This is a huge benefit when it comes to treating sports injuries. Drs. Manison and Surprenant specialize in extremity injuries, sports injuries, and rehabilitation. It is this extra training that enables them to be adept at treating a multitude of sports injuries. Drs. Manison and Surprenant also have the most combined experience treating sports injuries in the area.


ports injuries include problems such as ankle sprains, plantar fascitis, knee sprains, knee tracking disorders, hip pain, gait abnormalities, pelvic and low back sprain/strain, rotator cuff tears, elbow wrist and hand trauma, various neck injuries, and many other injuries that occur on the field of play.

Sports injuries are best dealt with when care is administered immediately, or at least as quickly as possible. Too many times people injure themselves during sports activities and ‘shrug’ off the pain. Although ‘toughing out’ pain may allow you to continue with the sport for a period of time, sooner or later the injury is going to catch up with you. In other words, joint dysfunction and/or soft tissue trauma is seldom going to get better on its own and in most cases, if left untreated, the injury will get worse.  A mechanical problem (injury) needs a mechanical resolution, and chiropractic care is many times the best way to obtain a mechanical resolution.

The objective of treatment for sports injuries is to reduce the pain, improve the function, and rehabilitate the region of injury. By doing so, the athlete can get back to the playing field as soon as possible.

For over a decade, Dr. Manison was the medical director of Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE), the company that puts on the Baltimore Marathon, Frederick Half Marathon, Oakland Marathon, Baltimore 10-miler, Pro Beach East Pro Volleyball Tournaments, and many other sporting events. As medical director, Dr. Manison worked not only with the athletes at the events, but he also coordinated medical staff for sporting events such as the National Volleball League’s Pro Beach Volleyball tournaments. He was also the official chiropractor for the Snow Valley Cycling Team for several years and has worked regional sports events such as the Columbia and Irongirl Triathlons. He is active in treating CrossFit athletes and he has been a Wellness Team Chiropractor for the USGA U.S. Open golf tournament. His broad array of treatment options and experience with game day injuries help make Dr. Manison highly skilled with the treatment of sports injuries.

Dr. Manison is one of the only chiropractors in the Baltimore / Howard County / Ellicott City / Columbia, Maryland region who is Advanced Certified in the Graston Technique as well as full body licensed in Active Release Techniques (ART).  He is also one of the only Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioners (C.C.E.P.) and Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP®) in the State of Maryland.  Dr. Manison is one of only two Diplomates of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® in the state of Maryland. This status confers the higest level of sports training a chiropractor can receive. Simply put, if you want to stay at the top of your game, Drs. Manison and Surprenant have the most training to help you!