Dr. Ulm has been involved with track and cross country for over 15 years. As an athlete at Ashland University, he achieved 4 All-America awards and won two National Championships. After college, he continued training, and in 2004 he competed at the Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in Sacramento, CA. He also has over 10 years of experience coaching track and field at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels. This extensive experience has profoundly influenced the way in which he treats and trains athletes.
In 2007, he decided to take his talents to the medical community and attended National University of Health Sciences. While in school, in addition to his medical course load, he studied running biomechanics, anatomy, functional evaluation and advances in rehabilitation. He attended over 50 additional seminars on these subjects to ensure that he would be able to provide the highest quality of care to his patients and athletes upon graduation.
Dr. Ulm realizes that in order to supply high quality care and keep his athletes on the road, he needs to be proficient in several therapies so that he can address all the different issues that athletes may have. For this reason, his treatments are all specific to the patient and involve a myriad of therapy techniques based on their individual needs. Here is a list of some of the therapies that Dr. Ulm uses with his athletes.
• Active Release Technique (ART) is offered at every Ironman and Rev3 race in the world and is an extremely powerful soft tissue therapy for treating such conditions as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. (www.activerelease.com)
• Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a cutting edge system of functional rehabilitation that is profoundly useful for restoring stability, which is necessary for treating many running injuries such as ITB Friction Syndrome and runners knee. (www.rehabps.com)
• Joint Manipulation is utilized by many Chiropractors, and allows Dr. Ulm to restore proper biomechanical function and movement to the joints.
• Gait Analysis. Because of the repetitive nature of running, many of the injuries that plague the sport result from poor running mechanics. For this reason, all runners are put through a gait evaluation so that Dr. Ulm is able to address the cause of the problem and help prevent reoccurrence.
Dr. Ulm works with numerous runners ranging from people training for their first 5K to elite athletes like Brian Olinger and Jeff See, two of the best runners in Ohio. Both of these athletes competed at the 2012 Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in Eugene, OR.
Here is what Jeff See had to say about Dr.Ulm and the care he provides.
“I came to Dr. Ulm with a lot of nagging problems that would always prevent me from training as hard as I would have liked. I started working with him in January and had the best track season of my career the following spring. I was running higher mileage than ever and handling larger workload with relative ease. The various techniques that Dr. Ulm is trained in allowed him to attaché any problem with an array of treatments. I can come to him with anything from a sprained ankle to a poor neuromuscular system and by the time I left his office, I was back on track. Because of this, I had the most consistent training ever and I was able to take a real shot at making the Olympic team in the 1500m. I even had him work on me at the trials!”
In addition to treating athletes, Dr. Ulm frequently gives presentations on preventing injuries in the running population, core function, proper running form, gait analysis and treating the running population.
Dr. Ulm is the owner and head treating physician of the Columbus Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center in Dublin, OH, just off of I-270. If you have any questions about training, running mechanics, an injury, or would like to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact him.
6077 Frantz Rd. Suite 103
Dublin, OH 43017