Meet Dr. Tamara Lovelace! We are proud to have Dr. Lovelace as a member of our NHCA Board of Directors.
Tamara Lovelace, DC, DACBSP, ICCSP, CKTP is a Chiropractic Sports Doctor and the Clinical Director at Seacoast Spine & Sports Injuries Clinic. The Seacoast Spine & Sports Injuries Clinic offers a premium service in Portsmouth NH, Kittery Maine and the Seacoast region for patients looking for treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of a sports injury or musculoskeletal complaint.
Dr. Lovelace grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta. She graduated summa cum laude as the valedictorian from Western States Chiropractic College (now the University of Western States) in 2001, and completed an intensive three-year residency program in radiology and diagnostic imaging in 2004. In 2011, Dr. Lovelace completed a program in advanced sports medicine that gives her the designation of Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP).
Dr. Lovelace is deeply involved within the chiropractic community. In addition to her position on the NHCA Board of Directors, she is the President of the New England Sports Medicine Council, as well as an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, the ACA Sports Council, the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, the Oregon Chiropractic Association, and the Vermont Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Lovelace has worked with professional action sports athletes since 2005 and as the Director of Athlete Medical and Rehabilitation or the Acting Medical Director for the Dew Tour since 2008. She is one of the Team Doctors for Team USAs BMX Supercross Team and Team USA’s Bobsled & Skeleton Teams, and she has worked at the US Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Lake Placid, NY helping the nation’s athletes get ready for both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. In February, Dr. Lovelace supported US athletes at the Beijing Olympics as part of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s medical delegation. She has provided chiropractic services to the Wiggles’ and American Idol Tours, and volunteered her expertise at sporting events, such as the US Figure Skating Championships, the Nationwide PGA Tour, the US Fencing Championships, and the Jim Danner and Nike Pre-National Cross Country Meets, in addition to volunteering her time and efforts at many other events. On occasion, Dr. Lovelace has worked with the Portland Timbers MLS team, providing chiropractic services to the players in preparation for their practices and games. Since settling in New England, she has joined the Prospect Mountain Timberwolves and the Kingswood Knights as their team doctor.
Dr. Lovelace is an athlete, herself. An accomplished classically trained ballerina, she trained and performed with professional dance companies, such as the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet BC, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Since then she has been involved in competitive paddle sports, including outrigger canoe and dragon boat racing. She has been a member of several elite teams that have received top level designations in both national and international competitions, and has represented the United States at the Club Crew World Championships in 2006 and 2008. Dr. Lovelace also finds joy and recreation in running and participating in a challenging Pilates practice.
Dr. Lovelace aims to use her chiropractic and sports medicine training, along with her athletic experiences and biomechanical knowledge of the human body, to help her patients reach their full athletic potential and improve their quality of life. She recognizes the amazing difference chiropractic has made in helping her to attain her optimal performance in her own athletic endeavors and she intends to help others to do the same. She uses a variety of techniques to assist her in this endeavor, including chiropractic manipulative therapy, physical therapy modalities, Graston Technique, soft tissue massage, Kinesiotaping and kinesiology taping, nutritional support, and rehabilitative exercises. Dr Lovelace has completed training and certification examinations in the evaluation and management of concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries.
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