December 4, 2010 — The Colombia Olympic Committee once again invited Parker College of Chiropractic to join the treatment team in providing chiropractic care for their athletes during the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Dr. Aleisha Serrano, Parker’s Colombia abroad staff doctor, and Dr. Jennifer Davis ’09 were the official chiropractors for the Colombian team. In addition to Serrano and Davis the treatment team was composed of six medical doctors, six physical therapists, two psychologists, and one nutritionist.
Parker also assisted athletes competing in Bogota, Colombia, an additional hosting city for the games. Parker student interns Ryan Adams, Evelina Esparz, Doug Gunderson, Carl Heath, Hillary Owen, Danny Porcelli, Kevin Sykes, and Britton Taylor treated athletes from 31 participating countries, under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Santo Domingo ’07.
They provided chiropractic, kinesiotaping, cold laser therapy, specific proprioceptive response taping (SPRT), and arthrostim. They treated gold medalists like gymnast Natalia Sanchez, an entire water polo team, archery team, weight lifters, swimmers, and more.
Overall, Colombia took fourth place, winning 102 gold medals and 265 total medals.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu