Meet Dr. Michael K. Van Antwerp
Dr. Michael Van Antwerp is a specialty chiropractor called a Certified Sports Chiropractic Physician (CCSP). There are only nine CCSPs in Oklahoma, and he is the only one in Tulsa. He has trained with the top extremity chiropractic practitioners in the United States and has developed his own specific shoulder and foot treatment protocols. About half of his practice involves working with extremity issues. Besides athletes, he has a full practice treating a wide variety of patients from infants to seniors.
In addition to his chiropractic degree, he has the additional professions of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Pedorthist (CPed), and Fellow of the American Society of Acupuncture (FASA). He also has a host of certifications including Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), Kinesio Tape (CKTP), CrossFit Movement and Mobility, and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT).
Dr. Mike became interested in chiropractic through injuries in mixed martial arts. He later transitioned to marathon running and cycling. He is active in yoga and MovNat. He works with a variety of coaches and trainers in town.
He was Valedictorian of his high school class, summa cum laude in his Bachelors of Biomedical Chemistry, and summa cum laude in his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. He also participated in a research stipend at Dean A. McGee Eye Institute in neurochemistry research for degenerative blindness at the University of Oklahomaís SURE program. He wanted the ability to treat clinically, so he switched from obtaining his PhD in genetic engineering to obtaining a MD. However, he withdrew from the OU Medical Program to pursue a hands-on healing career without drugs or surgery as a DC.