June 9, 2010 — Foundation for Chiropractic Progress spokesperson, Ret. Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead, completed a successful Memorial Day Media Tour — a day of interviews calling attention to the mental and physical strain experienced by members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The media tour, which kicked off in New York City with an appearance on Fox & Friends (FOX News Channel), concluded in Washington, D.C., with a live hour-long interview on the The Jim Bohannon Show.
During her interview with Fox & Friends (View Video Here) Halstead commented on the value of chiropractic care for all members of the military, in addition to discussing the importance of recognizing and honoring our nation’s veterans and active-duty military.
“Chiropractic helps our soldiers maintain and sustain their whole physical stature as they wear very heavy gear,” stated Halstead.
The hour-long interview (Listen to Interview Here) with Jim Bohannon in Washington, D.C., allowed Halstead to discuss several hot topics in today’s military more in-depth, including women’s roles in the military and soldier “readiness.” Halstead was also able to share her personal experience dealing with fibromyalgia and how chiropractic care helped her return to a pain-free life.
“Part of getting well was a strong introduction to the chiropractic community, which I think would have really helped me if I could have received the treatment while I was on active duty,” Halstead noted.
During the radio interview, Halstead also detailed her visit to the Connecticut Veteran Affairs (VA) Hospital where she had a chance meeting with a young soldier who was suffering with a herniated disc. After two years of physical therapy, the solider was referred to chiropractic care and much like Halstead, was on the road to recovery.
The soldier, who was receiving a chiropractic adjustment, spoke with Halstead about the benefits chiropractic care would have on active duty military.
“Just think if we came in off our patrols each night and we could get adjusted the way I just got adjusted, what a sense of relief and healing,” Halstead recalled the soldier saying.
Gen. Halstead was thrilled to participate in both interviews, taking the opportunity to not only remember and recognize the fallen soldiers and families for their service, but to educate everyday citizens on the importance of keeping our military ready for battle.
“I hope my message instilled a sense of responsibility in everyone to properly resource and support our military men and women,” concluded Halstead.
Source: Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, www.f4cp.org