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About Dr. Skopp

 Dr. Martin, J Skopp

Dr. Skopp is a private practitioner, serving patients at Skopp Sports Medicine & Chiropractic; Center for Spine, Sports & Soft Tissue Treatment in Alexandria, Virginia.

Dr. Skopp has comprehensive sports medicine training and has attained  board certification; Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP).

The doctor utilizes the Active Release Techniques® (ART) soft tissue approach extensively in his practice. He began offering it in 1992, making him the most experienced at the process in the Greater Washington DC area.

Dr. Skopp was personally trained by Dr P. Michael Leahy, the developer of ART in his inaugural course on the treatment. Subsequently, Dr Skopp achieved full credentialing in ART (upper extremity, spine, lower extremity, biomechanics, and nerve entrapments) and taught the technique as an ART Instructor for 8 years.

Dr. Skopp has been passionately involved in the sport of triathlon. He has provided injury and preventive treatment including finish line triage at numerous (12) Ironman triathlons (since 1992). Dr Skopp was selected to lead the ART team at Ironman Florida from 2000-05 and was chosen to be a finish line captain at the 2004-05 races. He chaired the American Chiropractic Association Endurance Sports Symposium at the Ironman World Triathlon Championship (Kona, HI, 1996).

In 1995, Dr Skopp was invited to be a USA Team Doctor at the International Triathlon Union World Championship (Cancun, Mex). Locally, he directed and provided chiropractic services for the Columbia Triathlon (Columbia, MD) from 1997-2003.

Dr Skopp received his undergraduate degree, a baccalaureate in psychology from Binghamton University (NY) in 1983. In 1991, Dr Skopp received his doctorate of chiropractic from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He received a postgraduate degree from the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) in 1993.

Dr. Skopp has completed triathlons, duathlons and marathons.


Sports Medicine Event Experience:

The Nation’s Triathlon, Washington, DC
Athlete Services Treatment Team Coordinator, 2009 - 2012
ART Team Leader, Washington, DC, 2006, 2008

DC Triathlon - Washington, DC, 2010, 2011
Athlete Services Treatment Team Coordinator

GW Pkwy Classic—Director of ART treatment team, Alexandria, VA, 2008 - 2011

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon, National Harbor, MD, 2010, Active Release Techniques (ART) Treatment Team Leader

International Triathlon Union World Championship Series
Team Coordinator for ART Team, Washington, DC, 2009

National Marathon - Washington DC, 2007 - 2009, ART Treatment Team Coordinator

Nike Virtual Half Marathonn &dash Pacer's, Alexandria, VA, 2008

Ironman Florida - Panama City Beach, FL 1999 - 2005
Director of ART Ironman Treatment Team, 2000 - 2005
Finish Line captain, 2004 - 05

Columbia Triathlon - Columbia, MD,1996 - 2003
Director of Sports Chiropractic Services

FLIA Wrestling Freestyle World Cup - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2000

USA Triathlon National Age Group Championships - Columbia, MD, 1997

Ironman World Triathlon Championship - Kailua-Kona, HI, 1992 - 1996
Chairman ACA-Sports Council Endurance Sports Symposium 1996
Captain of Treatment Team, 1994-95

U.S. National Aerobic Championship: Eastern Regional - Crystal City, VA 1996

Danskin Women’s Triathlon - Baltimore, MD 1996

East Coast Invitational Track & Field - Bethesda, MD, 1996

USA Beach Volleyball Olympic Trials - Baltimore, MD, 1996

Potomac Valley Association (USATF) Outdoor Track & Field Championship ® Bowie, MD, 1993, 1995

International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship - Cancun, MEX, 1995
USA Medical Team

Sports Focus Magazine Biathlon (duathlon)—Germantown, MD, 1995

IE Volleyball Summer Series - Laurel, MD, 1995

Tour Dupont—Coors Light Cycling Team - Richmond, VA, 1993-94, Lynchburg, 1993
Sports Chiropractor

Virginia AAU Karate Championship - Ashburn, VA, 1993

Park View H.S. Wrestling Tournament - Sterling, VA, 1993

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics - Falls Church, VA, 1992

International Law Enforcement Olympics - Greater Washington, DC, 1992

East Coast Invitational Track & Field - Towson, MD, 1992

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