Dr. Niklaus DelFavero, is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College, a Board Certified Chiropractor, and a Certified FDM (Fascial Distortion Model) Provider.
He was trained by Active Release Techniques (ART) in both full body and long track nerve modules. His additional post graduate training and certifications include Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) through the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (CGFI) through the Titleist Performance Institute.
Originally a native of upstate New York, Dr. DelFavero was drawn to Houston, Texas for his undergraduate study at Rice University where he was a key member of their Men’s NCAA Swim Team. As a member of the Austrian National Swim Team he won several medals in international competition. His passion for athletics and holistic healthcare was the catalyst to a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic. In Texas he met and married his wife Rachel, and while he was starting his chiropractic career, she was finishing medical school and the University of Texas at San Antonio. His first office in Texas specialized in work related injuries, trauma, pre-surgical intervention, and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Despite the success he enjoyed, the desire to serve the athletic community still remained strong. In 2005 he joined 1st Choice Healthcare where he was able to use his experience and understanding of how athletes think and perform to build his practice as one where sports injuries could be resolved in the fastest time possible. In 2014 he took the helm as the practice owner and rebranded the office as 1st Choice Sports Rehab Center to more accurately describe its mission.
Dr. DelFavero continues to improve his career skills through seminars, certifications and research. Doing so allows him to incorporate many of the latest conservative treatment methods for his patients which include male and female members of the National Rugby Team, semi-pro and professional golfers, competitive swimmers, cyclists, marathon runners and triathletes.
Outside the office, he provides sports injury clinics and lectures to many of the local athletic groups in the community. He is a former head coach for a Masters swim program at Mercer University, and continues to provide private and group stroke analysis clinics. These clinics help swimmers achieve maximal stroke efficiency, as well as prevent injury from improper swim technique. In addition to his speaking, teaching and training engagements, Dr. DelFavero volunteers as a treating doctor for local and regional athletic events such as the Judo Masters World Championships, the Ford Ironman Triathlon, and Augusta Ironman.