Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Doctors of Chiropractic Answer London's Call

With the London Olympic Games in full swing, it's worth remembering that in 1979, track and field star Dwight Stones broke barriers and thrust chiropractic care into the Olympic spotlight in an interview on national TV, where he spoke about the important work being done by Leroy Perry, DC.

Now, a little more than 30 years later, there will be 28 DCs in the Olympic polyclinic — a multidisciplinary medical services team provided by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games — led by Tom Greenway, DC. In addition, there are 27 other DCs working with foreign countries and teams from around the world, including Angela Salcedo, DC, who is the team doctor of chiropractic for the British Virgin Islands.

Doctors of chiropractic across the country have been making news over he past couple of months. James Parker, DC, a former hammer-throwing Olympian, provided chiropractic services for athletes at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in June. While they're at the games, the U.S. track team will be treated by Joel Bienenfeld, DC.

It's no surprise that athletes and coaches both sing the praises of the services provided by doctors of chiropractic. Swimmer Michael Phelps, the star of the Beijing Olympics who is competing at his third Olympic games, cites [chiropractic] as essential to his recovery after hard workouts. Additionally, Terry Schroeder, DC, head coach of the U.S. water polo team, makes sure his athletes receive regular chiropractic care to improve their long-term health and to maximize their performance at the Olympics.

Source: American Chiropractic Association,

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