About

Maria Young, DC, CCSP®

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Dr. Maria Young graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL after earning a bachelors degree from Gannon University in Erie, PA.  She holds post-graduate certifications from the American Board of Sports Physicians®  and is full body certified in Active Release Techniques.  Dr. Young has had the privilege of working with patients suffering from complex spinal pain sydromes, including pre and post surgical cases; she has received a Post-Surgical Spine Rehabilitation Certification through the American Chiropractic Board of Rehabilitation .  She has also completed parts A and B of theThe McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain.  D. Young has also taught continuing education in active rehabilitation for the Florida Chiropractic Association National Convention.

Dr. Young’s extensive education and experience with sports injuries result in a safe and quick return to competition for athletes of all levels.  She is experienced in working with multitudes of NFL, MLB, Olympic, Paralympic, professional and collegiate athletes. She describes herself as patient-centered and outcome-based with a passion for human movement and biomechanics.  Dr. Young is an advocate for her patients and has the unique background to tailor a treatment plan to her patient’s specific needs.

Research & Publications

  • Young, T.E. & Romano-Young, M. (2012).  Functional Assessment & Rehabilitation for the Chiropractor.  Self-Published with Academic Pub (out of print).

  • Young M.A, & T Young.  (2013).  Functional Assessment to Determine Return to Competition Readiness in a Female Collegiate Athlete with Radiculopathy:  A Case Study.  Poster Presentation, ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium: Colorado Springs, CO.

Tom Young, DC, DACBSP®

Chiropractic Sports Physician

Dr Tom Young graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL after earning an undergraduate degree and completing graduated training in Physical Therapy at Gannon University in Erie, PA.  Following graduation, he completed a 300-hour post-graduate Diplomate credential from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® qualifying him as a sports medicine specialist.  This designation is held by fewer than 500 doctors nationally; and Dr Young now serves as a research abstract reviewer and practical examiner for the organziation.  He has co-authored a textbook on Functional Assessment & Rehabilitation, presented original research at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and taught continuing medical education at a variety of venues including college homecomings, state association conferences, and professional organizations.  Dr Young works collaboratively with many providers, including experience in a hospital-based Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and as the team Chiropractor to the Daytona Tortugas professional baseball team.  More recently, he completed certification with the Titleist Performance Institute, enhancing his work with golfers.

Dr Tom uses his experience as an NCAA wrestler to complement his extensive training to create patient-centered management plans to enhance training outcomes, prevent injury, and help patients recover from the stresses of competition.  To stay in shape, he enjoys weight training, running, soccer, and yoga.

Research & Publications

  • Young, T. E., & Chen, M. (2016). One-Year Concussion Prevalence in Marion County, Florida High School Athletes. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 15(3), 204–207.

  • Young, T.E. & Romano-Young, M. (2012).  Functional Assessment & Rehabilitation for the Chiropractor.  Self-Published with Academic Pub (out of print).

  • Young M.A, & T Young.  (2013).  Functional Assessment to Determine Return to Competition Readiness in a Female Collegiate Athlete with Radiculopathy:  A Case Study.  Poster Presentation, ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium: Colorado Springs, CO. 

Faculty Appointments

  • National University of Health Sciences:  Chiropractic Sciences; Pinellas Park, FL
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:  College of Aerospace; Worldwide Online Campus
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Jamie Damiani
Registered Chiropractic Assistant
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Carol Birch
Front Desk and Patient Coordinator