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What kind of Athletes do we work with?

Any and all. Despite both Dr. Jack & Dr. Peyton’s personal experiences with a plethora of sports – the key to working with all athletes is understanding the fundamental biomechanics required for any movement. 

In humans, there are no bad movements when we train for full range, dynamic, controlled, and precise actions. By uncovering many of the common deficits in athletes, their performance is going to improve instantaneously. 

There are of course benefits to a specialist coach for teaching proper form in any sport; although, our job is to make sure your don’t have any limitations in movement and that your tissues possess the capacity for work loads you wish to put on them. 

Sport specificity training is best utilized in the context of a mechanically stable structure. That is our goal. 

Why come here for injury?


Our integrated approach prepares an athlete as a whole. 

Acute or Chronic – we have helped so many athletes with sport injuries to get back to playing and at their highest levels!

Our fast track rehab protocols determine exactly which movements and exercises should be utilized to develop a strong and resilient athlete.

Visit our Muscle Release & Rehab page to learn more about treatment of sports related injuries.

You name it – and if we don’t treat it then we’ll tell you who can.

Meet Our Sports Medicine Physicians

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Sports injury chiropractor Dr. Jack P Rieke

Chiropractor, Active Release + Rehab Specialist

Dr. Rieke is always looking to build on the tools and resources he can use to provide the best care for every patient. He was inspired by Chiropractic at a young age when his mother suffered from severe and chronic pain. After seeing about 13 specialists and undergoing countless failed procedures, his mother finally experienced effective and lasting relief by visiting a Chiropractor. After becoming a patient himself, he recognized the immense impact this practice makes on the lives of many and knew right away that he wanted to pursue this career of service to others.

More information about Dr. Jack

Sports injury chiropractor Dr. Peyton Habenicht

Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, NET, FMT, Webster Certified

At just 14 years old, Dr. Habenicht developed a passion for Chiropractic Medicine and decided this field was her future. As a committed soccer player, Dr. Habenicht was always searching for real health solutions instead of medication for her injuries. In high school, she sought out Chiropractic Care for a severe ankle sprain. As a result she experienced full resolution of ankle pain and weakness, and due to the comprehensive nature of the practice she also had relief of hip pain and a reduction of GERD symptoms and debilitating migraines.

More information about Dr. Peyton

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Why People Choose our Sports Medicine physicians

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Trusted & Honest Sports Injury Doctors

Our team of sports injury physicians are highly-qualified and specialize in different areas of holistic care that will answer all your needs. 
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Innovative Methods of Treating Sports Injuries

We offer the best quality of care with an array of beneficial services and techniques. You will love this style of Chiropractic.
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Personalized Care

We always make time for you. We describe it as an experience because its not just care; this is time for you to learn, practice, feel, and grow. 

Sports Injuries We Treat


Sports Injuries

Adhesive capsulitis
Bulging disc
Back Pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Core stability
Degenerative disc disease
Degenerative joint disease
Difficulty walking
Disc herniation
Disc injuries
Failed back surgery
Frozen shoulder
Golfer’s/tennis elbow
Hip pain
Iliotibial band (IT) syndrome
Impingement syndromes
Jaw pain
Joint pain
Knee pain
Lateral/medial epicondylitis
Lower back pain
Muscle spasms
Neck pain
Nerve Entrapment (Numbness/Tingling)
Overuse injuries
Pinched nerves
Piriformis syndrome
Plantar fasciitis
Post-surgical back pain
Pregnancy-related back pain
Rotator cuff syndrome
Shoulder pain
Shin splints
Soft tissue adhesions
Spinal stenosis
Sprains and strains
TMJ disorder

Our Methods of Treating Sports Injuries

We use several techniques at Cross-up Chiro, depending on our patient’s needs. One or more techniques may be used to provide the best results for you.

Active Release TECHNIQUE (ART)

We are full body certified to treat the spine, upper & lower extremity with this technique. It is the most targeted soft tissue technique available and it restores function, mechanics, and nutrition to muscle and ligaments, while freeing up tension around nerves. 

BOdy Tempering

This is the use of a weighted roller on larger muscles – mainly of the lower body. This is excellent for working tension out of the hamstrings, quadriceps, and gluteals, while improving the reliance of those muscles. Temper means to prepare the muscle for heavier loads. 

Sports Cupping 

These tools are often used in conjunction with movement. The vacuum created in the cup creates suction against the skin to open the underlying tissues and facilitate circulation. 

Muscle Gliding

A gua sha tool with a beveled edge is used to glide along the muscles to promote fluid exchange and break up contracted tissues. This is great for accessing deeper tension in areas with more layers of muscle.

Fascial Flossing

This is the use of a thick resistance band around joints and soft tissues of the upper and lower body. The band grabs hold of the skin and underlying connective tissue, and then movement is used to floss and release the muscles, nerves, and vessels below. 

Strength & Conditioning

These two components must always cooperate in a healthy system. One can only thrive with the other simultaneously. We use protocols proven to improve muscle physiology and to help you achieve long term treatment relief without relapse.   

Proprioceptive (Balance & Coordination) Training

Proprioception is a sensory feedback system in the body that is continuously sending signals to the muscles about where they area in space. This type of training is essential in injury prevention because it teaches the muscles to respond to unexpected forces. 

Spinal Stability training

In cases where spinal pain in unaffected by soft tissue release, there is a clear case for spinal instability that leads to shearing of the vertebra. This causes reflexive spasms in the surrounding musculature. Stability training off loads stress from the spine onto the girdle of support musculature. 

Principles of the following:

Donnie Thompson (World Record Powerlifter), Kelly Starrett (PT, Crossfit Trainer, Mobility Coach), National Academy of Sport Medicine, Ben Patrick (Knees Over Toes Guy/Athletic Training Group Founder), Dr. Stuart McGill PhD (Backfit Pro Inc), Mark Bell (Super Training Gym/Powerproject Host), Stan Efferding (Vertical Diet & Training), Thomas Myers (Fascial Trains)

“Our focus is on finding and fixing the underlying problem – not just masking it.”

Sports Medicine – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Which joint in the body is most susceptible to sports injuries?

The most commonly injured joint is the knee. The structure of the knee is very complex and often subject to injury in athletes of many sports.

How much does a Sports Injuries Doctor session cost?

The cost of Sports Injuries Doctor depends on the extent of care and time of services.  Most of the services we offer are covered by your insurance. Check with us for details about your plan.  Prices for some services are shown in the table below.

Chiropractic Price,$
Initial Exam & Treatment 125-240
Maintenance Adjustment 45-65
Follow Up Treatment with Adjustment 75-160

What is the best treatment for acute sports injuries?

The first line of treatment recommendations have changed in recent years and it is now recommended to facilitate the inflammatory process rather than stunt it: THEM

  • Tape
  • Heat
  • Exercise (progressive movement accompanied by compression)
  • Mobilize

Call our clinic to make an appointment, as seeing a doctor is very important in acute pain. If you have suffered contact trauma, it is especially important to seek emergency medical care. 

Does insurance cover sports medicine?

Yes – We accept the following PPO Insurance Plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • United Health Care

We also accept Medicare.
Cash visits are subject to appropriate time of service discount.

What sports have the most injuries?

According to the latest 2022 sports injury data – a large number of injuries, serious injuries, are caused by Men’s soccer. Statistically, nearly 22 percent of injuries require more than a week of recovery. But if you go to our clinic on time – your injury will recover properly and the chance of re-injury will be reduced.

Why can’t I heal a sports injury on my own?

You can treat minor sports injuries yourself, but self-treatment is not recommended due to the epossibility of missing important details. Because of the high risk of re-injury, and improper treatment, it can happen again and again. To avoid repeated injuries to the same area, it’s better to be treated by our doctors and keep you healthy.

Additional services we offer

It is our goal to provide you with the highest quality of care and a successful experience. Our family taking care of yours!


Traditional Chinese Medicien Technique ulilized for common conditions including anxiety, infertility, pain, abdominal discomfort, and various systemic disorders. Patients leave these sessions feeling relaxed yet revitalized. You’ll be shocked by how good you feel.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic Physicians are specialists in Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal health whose aim is to restore active communication between the brain and mechanical structures of the body. Adjustments are one of the many amazing tools we use to treat the body.

Diet & Nutrition

No fads or “special” pills. Learn how to use food as medicine! Whether you’re struggling with weight loss, metabolic syndrome, thyroid disease, or just feel crummy and don’t know why; we divise a plan to work with and teach you how to thrive in health. 

Physical Therapy

Show some love to all those tight muscles and pesky knots. The stresses of the week accumulate in our soft tissue and distribute tension throughout the body. Cross-Up Doctors recognize the important balance between strength and flexibility needed for stable, pain-free movement. 

Auto Accidents

Accidents happen, but don’t carry the pain with you for years to come. See a Chiropractor for effective treatment to restore function and alleviate pain. Our hands on approach will allow you to give direct and instant feedback during treatment, so that we can gauge progress and fight the problem at it’s source.

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Contact Us

We value trust and honesty at Cross-Up Chiropractic and strive to provide all of our patients with the best health care experience. Please feel free to ask us any questions, so that we may comfort your mind and accommodate your needs.

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a - 7:00 p. Saturday: 9:00 a - 2:00 p
1025 W Park Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048