September 11, 2011 — Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy by recognizing Harris County’s firefighters and law enforcement personnel.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Moody Health Center will formally launch a new program that will provide eligible first responders with chiropractic care without charge or at minimal cost for 12 months beginning Sept. 12, 2011.
Media members and police and fire officials are invited to join the TCC community in honoring America’s firefighter and law enforcement heroes.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the college to give back to our community and support the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe every day,” said Dr. Richard G. Brassard, president of TCC.
“This gives (our officers) the opportunity to get treatment without having to go downtown, and it’s certainly beneficial for the reduced cost,” said Assistant Chief of Police M.P. Jackson of the Pasadena Police Department. “I’ve already sent the email out to all the commanders and so has the chief. I’m sure there will be some officers coming to the Moody Health Center and taking advantage of the services.”
Care that will be available as part of this program includes: physical examinations; chiropractic manipulative therapy; acupuncture; rehabilitation therapy; nutritional counseling; and wellness consultations. Eligible patients will be billed at cost for durable medical equipment such as orthotics, pillows, braces, supports, kinesio-tape, nutritional supplements, and other supplies deemed necessary for the treatment of the individual patient.
“When discussing how we could best commemorate the tragedy of 9/11, we knew immediately that we wanted to honor our own local heroes,” said Dr. Barry Wiese, TCC’s dean of clinics. “I believe there is no better way could we give them our support than by offering them the health and wellness care we provide at the Moody Health Center.”
Eligible participants must be an active duty firefighter, police officer, an officer within the Sheriff’s Department, a constable, a Texas Ranger, or a Department of Public Safety Officer.
Source: Texas Chiropractic College, www.txchiro.edu