Meet The DoctorsRobert Nelson Sports Chiropractic Physician

Robert C. Nelson

D.C., D.A.C.B.S.P., C.C.E.P., F.I.A.M.A., C.S.C.S., F.I.C.C., Advanced Practice Chiropractor

Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Graduated August 23, 1986 from Logan College of Chiropractic, A.A.S. and B.S. from Metropolitan College of Denver

License: Currently holding licenses in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, & Wyoming.

Family: Married, one child, one grandchild.


  1. Graduated Cum Laude, Logan College of Chiropractic, August 23, 1986
  2. Listed in the 1986 Edition of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  3. Selected to receive the 1995, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2007 Colorado Chiropractic Association Sports Award
  4. Listed in the 1996 Edition of the International Who's Who of Professionals
  5. Awarded the 1996 Outstanding Service Award by Wrangler SportsChiropractic for the Mountain States Circuit
  6. Awarded in 2000 An ACA Sports Council Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution in the field of Sports Chiropractic.
  7. Selected in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2014 as Chiropractor of the Year by the Colorado Chiropractic Association.
  8. Awarded in 2001, 2002, and 2005 the Presidents Personal Award by the Colorado Chiropractic Association
  9. Accepted in 2002 as a Life Member of Kingston's National Registry of Who's Who
  10. Listed in the National Register's 2002-2003 edition of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
  11. Awarded the 2005-2006 Community Service Award by the Colorado Chiropractic Association
  12. Accepted in 2007 as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (F.I.C.C.)
  13. Awarded in 2007 the Dr. Frank Elliott Pioneer Award for over 20 years of active service to the chiropractic profession and to the Colorado Chiropractic Association, by the Past-president's Committee of the Colorado Chiropractic Association.
  14. Selected in 2008 as the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians "Sports Chiropractor of the Year".
  15. Awarded in 2010 the "Leonard Schroeder Award for Best Original Research" from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians TM.

Continuing Education:

  1. Authorized Level I Accreditation, Division of Worker's Compensation
  2. Certificate of Completion for claims revue process sponsored by the Colorado Chiropractic Association
  3. Approximately 300 hours of post-doctoral education in Applied Kinesiology.
  4. D.A.C.B.S.P. -- Completed the Physical Fitness and Sports Injuries Diplomate program sponsored by Northwest College of Chiropractic.
  5. Completed Wrangler Sports Chiropractic Pro Rodeo Certificate Program.
  6. F.I.A.C.A. -- Completed the course work, and after testing was designated a "Fellow of the International Association of Clinical Acupuncture."
  7. C.C.E.P. -- Completed a post-doctoral certification course in extremity adjusting. Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner.
  8. C.S.C.S. -- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist as certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  9. Completed the 300 hour Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate Program
  10. Completed the New Mexico Advanced Practice Certification Course and after examination was conferred certification as an "Advanced Practice Chiropractic Physician" from the ACPCC.
  11. Completed a two week clinical rotation at the United States Olympic Committee Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2013


  1. "Normal values for the lumbosacral angle as projected on a chiropractic postural spinograph", published by Logan Press, 1987.
  2. "Sideline Emergency Kits and the Need to Include Universal Precautions Against Blood-Borne Pathogens", JSCR, 3/96.
  3. "Medial Gastrocnemius Tear ('Tennis Leg') A Case Report", JSCR, vol.10, 3/96.
  4. "Chiropractic and concussion in sport: a narrative review of the literature", et all, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, vol.12, num. 4, 12/2013


  1. Taught classes at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, on general back education and conditioning. Special emphasis focuses on proper back dynamics, posture, body mechanics and therapeutic exercise.
  2. Taught classes for ProSport Chiropractic (Wrangler SportsChiropractic) in the areas of sports injuries, emergency procedures and proper taping procedures.
  3. Taught on the Post-doctoral staff of Logan College of Chiropractic. Teaching emergency procedures in their C.C.S.P. program.
  4. Currently teaching for the Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement, Western States Chiropractic College, Parker College of Chiropractic, and Northwestern Health Sciences University, for their C.C.S.P. and D.A.C.B.S.P. programs.
  5. Currently teaching for the Colorado Chiropractic Association in the area of Pre-Participation Physicals.


  1. Member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association, past President
  2. Member of the Jefferson County Chiropractic Society, past President and Vice president.
  3. Member of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council.
  4. Member of the Colorado Chiropractic Sports Council, currently on the Board of Directors, serving as President.
  5. Member of the Federation Internationale de Chiropractique Sportive (F.I.C.S.)
  6. Member of the American Chiropractic Association, and currently Colorado State Delegate.
  7. Past-President of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, currently serving as Advisor to the Board of Directors.
  8. Member of the United States Sports Chiropractic Federation.

Team Chiropractor for the following: (past and present)

  1. 2013 two week rotation treating athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  2. Major League Soccer, Colorado Rapids
  3. Pro Jet Ski Tour
  4. Pro Snow Board Tour
  5. PRCA rodeos through ProSports Chiropractic (Wrangler SportsChiropractic)
  6. Regional and World Finals for the Triple Crown of Softball
  7. NFL four on four football tournament
  8. NIKE youth soccer
  9. In-state group chiropractor for the first American team to climb Cho Oyu (27,000+ ft.) located in Tibet