There are two things I love about this article from the Grand Rapid News, about chiropractor, Dr. Jason Ross, D.C.
The first thing is the fact that helped the men’s four man bobsled to a gold medal, and the two woman bobsled team to a bronze at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
“It was an unbelievable experience being part of two Olympic medal winners,” said Ross, “”Walking in with the team during opening ceremonies was something I’ll never forget.”
Unlike my previous two Olympic chiropractor posts, here and here, his official role may not have been as a chiropractor. I think it will be worth an email to get feedback on his experience with the team, bobsledding, and any influence he may have had on athletes via chiropractic adjustments.
The second is that after being away from home since October training these athletes, he still found the time to teach about the chiropractic profession at a fifth grade career day. I know there are many of us who haven’t recently found time to impact our profession in such a meaningful way, but you know those fifth graders now know that chiropractors help people win medals at the Olympics. That’s good news for everyone, and just maybe a few of those students will find their way to a great chiropractic college.
From what I understand about Olympic rules, is that coaches do not receive any medals for their participation in the training of each athletes. That means that the coaches of the 2010 gold medal winning men’s hockey team, Team Canada, will have to go without. I had to fit that HUGE win in here somewhere.