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Meet Dr. Martin Skopp

Dr Martin photoFrom the time Dr. Skopp was young, he knew he wanted to be a doctor to help people. He tried out a premed major at Binghamton University before changing to psychology. Along with his studies, he took some computer programming courses. Out of college, he worked as technical support and programmer. At the same time, he got involved in running and triathlons, which is how he met a sports chiropractor.

Eventually, he became a patient and was amazed at the results he got through chiropractic. Dr. Skopp decided to research more and found out that chiropractic could be preventative. With this in mind, he enrolled at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.

Further Expertise

The comprehensive training Dr. Skopp has undertaken focuses heavily on sports medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Additionally, he trained with Dr. P. Michael Leahy, the developer of Active Release Techniques® (ART), taking the inaugural course on this method. He has full credentialing in ART and has taught this technique to others for several years.

Sports Experience and Event Participation

Dr. Skopp has provided chiropractic care and finish line triage at 12 IRONMAN® triathlons since 1992. He led the ART team at IRONMAN Florida for five years and was a finish line captain. Further, he has chaired the American Chiropractic Association Endurance Sports Symposium at the Ironman World Triathlon Championship.

He has also been the USA Team Doctor at International Triathlon Union World Championship. On a local level, he directed and provided chiropractic services for the Columbia Triathlon for many years.

To see all of Dr. Skopp’s sports medicine event experience, here is his Curriculum Vitae.

Postdoctoral Certifications

It’s important to Dr. Skopp that he continue learning and providing the best care to his patients. The postdoctoral certifications he has include

  • International Chiropractic Sports Certificate
  • Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP)
  • Active Release Techniques Full Body Certified and Former Instructor
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®)
  • Medical Qigong Practitioner
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Certified

Memberships and Associations

Dr. Skopp belongs to several different organizations, including

  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • ACA – Chiropractic Sports Council
  • Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS)
  • International Institute for Race Medicine
  • Tao of Healing
  • Virginia Chiropractic Association

Outside of Chiropractic

Dr. Skopp has completed triathlons, duathlons and marathons. He’s been a Jets fan since childhood and loves cheering on his favorite team. His wife claims he’s a Deadhead, and he’s been to numerous Grateful Dead shows. A fun fact about Dr. Skopp is that he’s been interviewed on MTV!

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