April 1, 2010 — Parker College of Chiropractic alumni Dr. Walter Ford, provided chiropractic care to Olympians at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California as they prepared for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Ford’s interest in the U.S. team began six years ago when he wrote to the Sports Performance Medical Division of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) explaining his desire to serve as a chiropractor.
“It’s important for Olympic athletes to have a chiropractor travel with them because chiropractic completes the whole therapy for their body,” said Dr. Ford. “It’s such a team effort from everyone. There are always trainers, orthopedics, massage therapists, and other specialists. Chiropractors complete the treatment puzzle for those athletes.”
Ford felt honored to provide care to our countries Olympians. “It’s such a good feeling knowing that you’re a part of a great team,” said Dr. Ford. “Everybody puts forth so much for one goal and that’s to make the team as good as possible.”
Ford also provides chiropractic care to the Baylor Track and Field team, the NFL’s New England Patriots, and individual athletes in areas ranging from gymnastics to figure-skating. He is also the owner and president of Vitality Sports Medicine Inc., which is based in Plano, Texas.
Ford plans to be invited back to additional tournaments to care for the athletes and hopes to travel with the Olympic team in the future.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu