With sports come injuries and accidents. The smallest misstep can lead to intense pain, subluxation of bones, and pulled muscles. We’re here to help.

Whether you’re a professional athlete, enjoy the golf course, work out at the gym or head to the lake for a day of water sports, you are prone to injury. From wakeboards to race cars to the football field, our sports injury rehab will get your body back to where you want it to be.

We provide care that is unsurpassed and unique to YOU as an individual patient. We want to get your body back to where it belongs and get you on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

We offer outstanding physical and occupational therapy for your sports injuries. Our professional, compassionate staff will help motivate you each step of the way through your rehabilitation.

We will treat, rehabilitate, recondition and return you to your prior activity level. We will find the source of your pain, assuring you a quick and safe return to activities in order to prevent recurring injuries.

Our main goal is to restore your body to its optimal strength and to create overall well-being for you. We will strengthen the surrounding structures to allow proper function, and to keep you at a low risk for future injury and remain pain-free.

Your body is your life! Contact us today to get back on the road to feeling your absolute best! We look forward to meeting you.


Is your back pain slowing you down? Are you tired of taking pain relievers and feeling limited by your neck or back problems? What if you could enjoy your life instead of just enduring it?

If you’ve experienced ruptured or bulging discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, or failed back surgeries, spinal decompression may be right for you. It’s a chiropractic therapy that gently lengthens and stretches the spine, leaving you loose and eventually pain free.

By slowly putting tension on the spine and then releasing it, spinal decompression creates negative disc pressure, like a vacuum, which relieves pinched nerves, rehydrates bulging discs and moves them back into place. Many patients feel relieved after their very first session, and many walk away after all treatments with no back pain left at all!

The DTS system does the work, stretching and distracting the spinal column creating a vacuum effect that decompresses the discs within the column. This vacuum can help retract the herniated disc that may be pinching your nerve.

The DTS system is safe and effective, without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anesthesia or surgery.

Our main goal is to get you pain free, with the utmost safety during treatment. Sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, and you will be very comfortable during the appointment.

You don’t have to continue suffering. There IS a therapy that can help! Contact us today to get on your way to feeling well again!


Did you know that many aches and pains throughout your body can be traced to your feet? At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius near Lake Norman, we can make custom orthotics right in our office, using the latest in high-tech software.

A digital scanner is used on the feet to determine where underlying problems may be hiding. We then send this information electronically to Foot Levelers, who can design a custom-made orthotic for your foot. Even if your feet are pain-free, they may be contributing to your body’s postural balance. If you are feeling pain in a specific area of your body, foot orthotics can help treat your condition and ease your pain.

Foot Levelers Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are orthotics designed specifically for you and can be inserted in sandals and shoes to improve your overall spinal health. Foot Levelers was founded by a chiropractor, Dr. Monte Greenawalt, and has manufactured custom-made orthotics for more than six decades.

At Lakeside Sports, digital scanners help Dr. Jennifer Lidstrom and her staff design care plans revolving around postural support. The foot forms with three individual arches, creating a supportive vault. Supporting these three arches leads to better stability and improved postural integrity. Foot Levelers can help anyone achieve positive results and pain reduction, from kids and teenagers to senior citizens.

Spinal pelvic stabilizers represent long-term, and less expensive, treatment for many functional and structural problems. Foot Levelers Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers orthotics work to support feet by employing three phases of the walking cycle – the heel strike, toe-off and mid-stance. These can vary depending on how active you are.

Remember, the feet serve as the foundation of your spinal pelvic structure. Fallen arches or mis-alignments in the feet can lead to pain, either now or in the future, in the knees, hips, back and neck. In fact, many who suffer from lower back pain can trace that pain to feet that are not poorly supported. Don’t let your feet cause you pain, prevent you from walking or exercising – and living an active and healthy life. To get a scan to determine if your feet need help, contact Lakeside Sports today to make an appointment. Your feet, in fact your whole body, will thank you!

Here is a list of common conditions that foot orthotics can help.


Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that helps to effectively break down scar tissue and facial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
In short…Graston Technique helps break down scar tissue adhesions, increase range of motion, and speed up the healing process!


Low-level laser therapy is a rather new treatment method for pain relief. It is now being used extensively by chiropractors for the treatment of pain in specific areas of the body. One of the latest products used for this therapy is the 15 Watt Diowave Laser, an innovative product designed to direct a narrow beam of heat to a certain area at or below the skin level. This type of therapy enhances the natural healing processes and has already be shown to be an effective pain relief alternative.

At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center and Motorsports Rehab, we use the Diowave laser to treat both acute and chronic conditions. This non-invasive treatment offers results without surgery or medication. To find out more about you can benefit from the Diowave Laser, contact Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center today.

About Low-Level Laser Therapy

Known as LLLT, this therapy uses infrared and near-infrared monochromatic light. The laser beam is directed at a particular location, and the beam penetrates just below the skin level. The small amount of heat is rather concentrated, and although it does not produce energy in sufficient amounts to cause tissue damage, it does stimulate the circulatory system as well as restore cellular function. This type of therapy does not involve incisions, so the skin is never broken or cut.

This therapy is intended for use on patients experiencing pain due to a neuromusculoskeletal condition caused by aging, past injury, or genetics. The treatment is often conducted in stages, part of an ongoing pain relief program.

The 15 Watt Diowave Laser

Many people think of a laser as a high-powered cutting device, and there are indeed lasers produced that are energized by a high-voltage power source. In the medical industry, however, the lower-wattage lasers used are similar to those found in lasik surgery equipment. In fact, the 15-watt Diowave laser is even less powerful than the specialized cauterizing tools used in the treatment of eyesight complications.

The Diowave laser falls into what is known as Class IV monochromatic light products. This equipment comes with a built-in output handle with specially designed diodes that provide an optimum 980nm wavelength. The laser is built into a console that has an easily readable 8-inch monitoring screen.

The Laser Treatment Procedure

The patient is examined to determine the underlying cause of the pain, how localized it is, and whether the pain would increase if specific nerve stimulation occurs. In the case of sports injuries, for example, the damaged tissue will probably heal faster if targeted heat is applied to the muscles themselves. Pain caused by poor circulation can be relieved using a low-level laser beam because the circulatory system itself is stimulated in a positive manner.

In most cases, the procedure is carried out in less than 15 minutes. Most chiropractors will suggest an ongoing heat treatment program using LLLT for those who have experienced long-term pain in a certain, localized area of the body. The procedure itself causes no pain or discomfort from the targeted heat beam. Patients will hardly know the heat is even being applied.

Part of an Overall Chiropractic Treatment Program

Most chiropractors using the 15 Watt Diowave Laser do so as part of a more extensive treatment and recovery program for their patients. Although laser heat treatments can be effective in relieving pain and accelerating the natural healing of tissue, it is just part of a larger rehabilitation or healing process that may include other types of stimulation, exercise, or physical therapy.

The 60 Watt – Class IV Laser

Lakeside is proud to offer a 60-watt, Class IV  laser therapy.  It is the same laser technology available that professional sports teams use for injuries such as ACL, MCL tears, shoulder, neck, back, ankle, knee injuries, plantar fasciitis, and many more conditions.

Diowave laser treatments are safe, non-invasive, comforting with heat, and can relieve pain and discomfort by up to 30% with just one treatment. The high-powered laser therapy accelerates the healing process and works at the cellular level through its ability to penetrate deep into the body’s tissues by which it reduces inflammation, increases endorphin levels, and it repairs damaged cells. This process allows the body to heal at a much faster rate than normal. So, if you find yourself suffering from chronic back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle, or hip pain Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center can help. The top ten most effective treatments are pain associated with knees, arthritis, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, trigger points, muscle spasms, shoulder pain, hip pain, hand pain, and elbow pain.

High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) offers patients a painless, non-surgical, and side effect-free treatment for conditions previously refractive to traditional medical care. HPLT also accelerates wound healing and is an excellent adjunct to accelerating healing post surgically as it can significantly reduce recovery time over traditional therapies available today. Patients who have undergone joint replacement can cut the rehab process by as much as 50% and more. Their pain and discomfort will quickly be controlled and the need for dangerous narcotics can be eliminated within a few treatments.

Unlike all other treatment modalities, laser therapy actually “heals” tissue as well as providing a powerful non-addictive form of pain management. Diowave’s superior results come from its ability to deliver healing laser energy to the target tissues at any depths. Simply put when it comes to traditional neuromusculoskeletal medicine or wound care the Diowave Laser can outperform anything in medicine, safely and without the potential for side-effects.


The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known musculoskeletal pain. When the assessment is initiated from the perspective of the movement pattern, we have the opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contribute to the associated disability. This concept, known as Regional Interdependence, is the hallmark of the SFMA.

The assessment guides us to the most dysfunctional non-painful movement pattern, which is then assessed in detail. This approach is designed to complement the existing exam and serve as a model to efficiently integrate the concepts of posture, muscle balance and the fundamental patterns of movement into musculoskeletal practice. By addressing the most dysfunctional non-painful pattern, the application of targeted interventions (manual therapy and therapeutic exercise) is not adversely affected by pain.