Be like an Olympian – Your Health – A collaboration

One of my colleagues, Dr David Steven, was one of several chiropractors serving at the Rio Olympics polyclinic consisting of multiple health disciplines working together for the benefit of athletes from around the globe.

The word polyclinic caught my attention offering a broad range of services to the athletes, not only for emergency health concerns but also for peak performance.

Also catching my eye was the Chief Medical Officer for the US team was chiropractor Dr William Moreau, DC, DACBS

“Olympic and Paralympic athletes access care from a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals, including DCs who hold additional ACBSP™ certifications in sports chiropractic (an active Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP) or Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® certification is necessary), as well as advanced techniques in soft tissue cares, joint mobility, active care and others,” states Dr. Moreau. “Chiropractic plays an important role in preventive, maintenance or injury specific care, and contributes to enhanced clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction levels among all athletes.” 

For athletes, chiropractic care can help to reduce the risk of injuries, accelerate recovery time and improve health and performance through enhancements in range of motion, flexibility, balance, muscle strength and other key factors.

A small percentage of us can live to a ripe old age with very few serious health problems, even with a lifestyle that is known to be unhealthy!…but we don’t know if we are one of them!

I personally have a general practitioner who has a thorough and somewhat holistic approach. In my referral network I frequently use an acupuncturist, naturopath, nutritionist, remedial massage therapist, podiatrist, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, psychologist, & general practitioner. I frequently recommend pilates, yoga, & other programmes offered by gymnasiums & personal trainers.

So be like an Olympic athlete!…seek out health care services that are willing to collaborate for you to achieve the best outcome for the health of you and your family.

 Dr Patrick Maher – Chiropractor Brisbane City




Posted on September 23, 2016

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