Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician :: Dr. Todd Riddle
Dr. Todd Riddle is the only local Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), with over 15 years of experience in sports performance training and rehabilitation. After graduating valedictorian from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2009, he was asked to design and implement physiotherapy courses at the school. He is currently an assistant professor teaching chiropractic students active and passive rehabilitation techniques, clinical diagnosis and a patient management class focusing on the spine. He has also instructed classes on orthopedic and neurologic assessment. In addition to teaching at the chiropractic school, Dr. Riddle teaches post-graduate seminars on rehabilitation and sports chiropractic.
How did you arrive at this business? What brought you here?
My entire life has always revolved around sports. As a kid, I loved playing just about all sports, but found out I was pretty good at throwing a football. Several severe injuries while playing football put me on a collision course for a career in sports medicine. Having spent so much time with sports doctors and therapists, I felt called to provide the same for future generations of athletes. I’ve always felt it’s easier to relate to patients when you’ve suffered from the same injuries they have.
What sets you apart in your profession? What are you known for?
I wear quite a few hats professionally. I am a professor of clinical sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic, sports performance coach and quarterback coach; all when I am not at Southeast Sports! My specialty is in sports chiropractic and more specifically, treatment of sports/activity related injuries. My extensive background in sports medicine and rehabilitation help me to diagnose injuries, and under most circumstances, develop a plan to get them back to full speed as quickly as possible. I have been in the sports performance and sports medicine field for 15 years. I have seen and experienced so much in that time. From coaching in the Los Angeles Coliseum to being in Torino, Italy for the Winter Olympics to see my friend and athlete push a 4-man bobsled, I’ve been blessed.
What type of patients do you typically work with?
I love working with anyone who is trying to improve themselves. They don’t have to be athletes. People get hurt all the time and deserve the same level of care and attention as any world-class athlete. Whether you are a professional athlete or work a desk job, I strive to provide the same level of care to everyone that I see.
What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?
I am passionate about serving our patients. That sounds cheesy I suppose. But I firmly believe my purpose is to help raise people up. My job is so much more than fixing a person’s physical problems. There’s a very emotional and spiritual component to my work. Getting to know our patients and understanding their individual needs is a key to helping them get better. I am passionate about human potential, without a doubt. We are all born with gifts that we have a duty to express. I spend a great deal of free time reading and studying the anatomy, psychology and business of improving performance. I am absolutely fascinated by human achievement.
What are you passionate about personally? What can you not stop talking about?
I am passionate When we are away from the office, we love to travel to anywhere with a beach and great food. We consider ourselves “amateur foodies” and love to experiment with new recipes in our home kitchen. My wife and I both love fitness and often take the family on long walks when we aren’t working out at Lake Wylie Crossfit. We are a family practice and a family-run business. You will often see my wife and three kids in our offices as we take a great deal of pride in our passion for helping others.