Erik Nabi MS, DC, ART
Doctor of Chiropractic
Norwood Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center
2300 Wall St, Suite Q, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45212, United States
- Bachelor of Science in Cell & Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville
- Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Oncology Research from the State University of New York at Buffalo
- Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa
Specialties & Certifications
- Active Release Techniques Full Body Certification
- Active Release Techniques Long Tract Nerve Entrapments Certification
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Certified Exercise Trainer
- Completion of coursework and utilization of techniques in other various fields to support a well-rounded therapeutic approach, including Graston Technique, Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Technique).
Athletic & Training Background
My personal journey as an athlete began with baseball. I grew up playing competitive baseball and, being a big, gangly lefty, I took that passion to pitch at the division one collegiate level at UNC-Asheville. I also spent time there competing with the track & field team in the javelin. During my time as a student-athlete, I was exposed to olympic weightlifting and found a passion for barbell movements. Viewing movement through this perspective, I became interested in all exercise-based movement, branching out into developing a personal yoga practice, engaging in long distance road biking, dabbling in functional fitness and CrossFit. This lead to an appreciation of athletic movement from multiple perspectives, and a therapeutic approach that enhances quality of movement related to sports.
Current Role Working with Athletes
I work with athletes to identify deficits in, and improve, foundational movement patterns to eliminate pain and enhance performance. This approach involves careful diagnosis through history taking and assessment of movement, followed by application of hands on techniques and active movement therapy. My goal in working with athletes is three-fold: 1) Help the athlete understand why they are having pain; 2) Work with the athlete and coach them to fix movement dysfunction related to their pain; 3) Keep the athlete moving. No one wants to be sidelined from performance. It’s my goal to keep you doing what you love as much as possible during the therapy process.
My professional philosophy is pretty simple – To coach patients and athletes into better movement. To be a good functional rehab practitioner, you have to possess the heart of a teacher. In the rehab process we work together, learn together, and improve together. If a patient or athlete can’t reproduce what we are doing in the room, the information is useless.
What’s the point of buying rice that you can’t cook properly? – Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Be bold, but remain humble.
*** Norwood Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center has two locations. I am listed on Clinical Athlete at the Norwood, OH location. I am also available at our Mason, OH location.