April 18, 2018—In preparation for competitions in the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympics, Team China has joined with Life University (LIFE) and its LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) to establish a Chiropractic Performance Center in Beijing. Spearheaded by Drs. David Bellin (Executive Director for LIFE’s Global Initiatives), Peng Li (Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tsingua University and LIFE alumnus) and John Downes (Vice President for LIFE’s Global Initiatives), the Chiropractic Performance Center will incorporate the protocols utilized for LIFE athletes in an interdisciplinary facility involving coaches, performance trainers and other members of Team China.
“It is a great honor to sign this agreement following months of discussion and a personal visit by the leadership of Team China to our campus and seeing the value we place on Chiropractic being an essential component of athletic performance,” says Life University Chancellor Dr. Guy Riekeman. “We look forward to this opportunity to work with Team China and serve the athletes they are preparing for competition.”
LIFE, home to the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world, is well equipped to open the Chiropractic Performance Center and provide the necessary care to improve sport performance and injury rehabilitation to Team China athletes in preparation for both the upcoming Summer and Winter Olympic games.
This announcement follows other recent news from LIFE’s Department of Global Initiatives after their March opening of the Life University Chiropractic Center in Kaifeng, China, a city with a metro-area population of nearly 5 million people. The mission of LIFE’s Department of Global Initiatives is to support the development, establishment an
Source: Life University