Welcome to the Official Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ Blog
June 15th, 2017 by maccauley-marketing
We are extremely excited to welcome everyone to the official blog of Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™. This blog will serve as a source of education, general information and conversation on the latest advances in the fields of sports medicine, athletic performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. We will also provide regular updates on our services and all the latest developments here at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™.
The goal of this forum is not only to inform, but to foster a dialogue and create a more collaborative, interactive relationship with our patients. Our patients seek us out because we are far more than just a typical chiropractic and sports wellness clinic. At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, because our motto is all about pain, prevention, and performance, we will work with you on a custom restorative therapy plan to help you feel your best. To help get the ball rolling our own Dr. Michael Hatrak, founder of Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, has taken some time to answer a few questions about his medical background and what makes Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ so unique compared to others in the sports medicine field today.
What are your medical credentials?
I have been practicing for over 40 years, with a focus in sports medicine and athletic performance. I received my Doctor of Chiropractic in 1976 from New York Chiropractic College (Columbia Division). In 1992, I began training with Dr. John Patterson, who enlightened me and taught me to see the body in a more heightened way. Over the next 4-5 of years of working together, we co-developed an innovative process for evaluating and treating patients that continues to evolve to this day.
Why did you choose to become a sports medicine professional?
As a young man, I suffered from terrible headaches. After my first visit to a chiropractor, my headaches were remedied and I saw the amazing power a chiropractor can have to help improve the lives of his patients.
What health issues do you find yourself treating most commonly at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™?
We primarily treat sports-related injuries and ailments like hip pain, shoulder conditions, and various foot and ankle injuries. In addition to more active patients, whether they be professional athletes or weekend warriors, we also treat children and baby boomers who may just be interested in improving their conditioning or treating chronic pain.
How would you describe the typical Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ patient experience?
Providing life-changing care.
Are there any new medical advancements or technologies that Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ is currently offering or would like to offer?
I have been working on my certification for a breakthrough muscle integration technique called Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) that helps stimulate communication between neurological pathways of the brain to turn the muscles on. I will offer this in August 2017.
What message about Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ do you wish to convey to the community?
Our proprietary Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ Release Technique is a stand-alone system that incorporates several disciplines in order to bring about long-term physical corrections and restore balance to the body.
What do you like most about the types of patients you see?
No two patients we see are the same. It’s always gratifying to discover the root cause of a patient’s pain or issue in order to provide them with the best possible treatment.
What differentiates Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ from others in your field?
I believe my expertise and experience allows me to approach healing the body in a way that exceeds conventional healing methods. By utilizing restorative therapies and our proprietary Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ Release Technique, we are able to optimize our treatments and restore balance to the body.
What has been your most gratifying experience in your years of practicing?
Early on in my career, I had a patient who was in an automobile accident prior to seeing me. She was confined to a wheelchair for over a year. After trying a number of more conventional methods without seeing any substantial improvement, she paid me a visit. After her appointment, she regained sensation in her legs for the first time since her accident. After her third visit, she was walking.
What do you see as the future of Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™?
I would like to keep working hard and continue developing specialized techniques so Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ will evolve as a worldwide leader in sports performance and rehabilitation for all walks of life. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I would love to spread my signature healing and innovative wellness approach to others all over the country.
We appreciate Dr. Hatrak taking time out of his busy schedule to help explain what sets Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ apart from others in the field of sports medicine, performance and injury rehabilitation. Check back here to the blog regularly for more updates and news. In the meantime, if would like to know more about Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ or to schedule an appointment, please contact Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for more tips, photos, and updates.