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Dr Rick Bishop ChiropractorDr. Rick Bishop is well versed in chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Pierce, Thompson, and Activator methods as well as Extremity adjusting.  He is especially interested in the chiropractic needs of athletes and has attended numerous seminars in sports chiropractic. Dr. Bishop also obtained the distinction of becoming a Certified Sports Chiropractic Practioner (CCSP) after successfully completing 100 hours of post graduate training from New York College of Chiropractic. 

Dr. Bishop is the Executive Director of the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society. He is the treating chiropractor for the visiting teams at PNC Park in Pittsburgh as well as the chiropractic consultant for numerous teams in Major League Baseball when they travel into Pittsburgh. Dr. Bishop is the official chiropractor for the annual Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation golf tournament held at the Bulle Rock Golf Club in Havre de Grace, Maryland. He can also be found backstage at a number of concert venues and festivals. He has provided care to some of the biggest names in Christian music, such as Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Kutless, Fire Flight, Sanctus Real, For King and Country as well as many others. Dr. Bishop is a member of Pro Sport Chiropractic, the ACA Sports Council (ACASC), USSCF (The United States Sports Chiropractic Federation) and the MLBPAA (Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association).  

He is also very interested in caring for children and provides chiropractic for infants and toddlers, as well as older children. He is adept at gentle, low force adjustments which are especially appreciated by children. Dr. Bishop also sits on the Punxsutawney Area School District's Health and Wellness Committee.

Dr. Rick Bishop attended Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in December 2001. Prior to attending Sherman College, he attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received his B.S. in Natural Sciences. While at PITT, he was a member of their 1994 Big East Conference Championship baseball team and earned the Bell Atlantic Scholar Athlete award.

Dr. Bishop's chiropractic story began before he was even born. For 10 years his parents tried to have a child and were unsuccessful. But soon after his mother received a pelvic adjustment, they finally received the news that they had been longing to hear for years. The news that his mother was indeed pregnant. Dr. Bishop received his first adjustment just days after he was born. He has been a life-long patient of chiropractic care and now is offering the same care to patients that he has been receiving his entire life.

Dr. Bishop is a strong believer in the philosophy of "The power that made the body heals the body." And with that belief he educates his patients on the benefits of living a "drug-free" lifestyle in conjunction with chiropractic care. Dr. Bishop is active in his community as a member of the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce and is also a member of the Christian Chiropractic Association. He also enjoys speaking by spreading the truths and dispelling the myths about chiropractic care.

Dr. Bishop is a Certified Decompression Therapy Practitioner, having completed numerous hours of course instruction and passed the requisite examination.  He is one of only a few chiropractors in our region with this distinction.

Dr. Bishop, his wife Julie and their daughter Carsyn live in Punxsutawney. He and his wife are both active in their church, where Dr. Bishop is a drummer. He still continues to play baseball and also enjoys traveling and spending time with friends, family and his dogs Jack and Buddy.

 

 

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"Some if it may seem hokey to some people, but if you traveled where I've traveled, done what I've done and seen the results that I've been getting, then you understand where I'm coming from. Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents. You can find yourself in awkward positions. That stuff takes its toll. But if you take advantage of health care, balance your body back out, put it back where its supposed to be, you function better, and you recover faster."

EMMIT SMITH
(Professional Football Player)