2015 Masters Tournament Winner, Jordan Spieth, Credits Chiropractic Care for Good Health and Peak Performance

On April 12, 2015, Jordan Spieth became the second youngest golfer to ever win the Masters Tournament. Spieth did it by tying the Masters record with 18 under par.  After his win, Spieth thanked several people including his chiropractor.

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress issued a release on May 4, 2015, with the headline above and and stated, “Following a record-breaking win at the 2015 Masters Tournament, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth recognized those who significantly contributed to his victory, including his doctor of chiropractic Troy Van Biezen, Dallas, Texas. Since the age of 14, Spieth has relied upon chiropractic care to prevent injuries as well as optimize overall health and athletic performance.”

The Star Tribune reported in an  article on April 13, 2015, that Spieth made a home video when he was just 14-years-old, stating that he would one day win the Masters. His boyhood proclamation would have to wait until he was 21 to become a reality.

In thanking his chiropractor, Spieth commented, “Dr. Van Biezen is an important member of my team and, thanks to his care, my all-time dream of winning the Masters Tournament has now become a reality.” Dr. Van Biezen currently travels full-time with Spieth and several other professional golfers, providing chiropractic care as regularly as once or twice per day. 

Dr. Van Biezen noted that 4 out of 5 golfers will experience some form of back pain from the repeated motion of the sport. Van Biezen commented on Spieth’s determination to win the Masters, “Since a very young age, Jordan has aspired to win the Masters and has since applied great discipline to achieve this goal. Many athletes, and especially golfers, understand the significance to spinal and pelvic motion to functional performance.” 

“Jordan finds that an individualized chiropractic care plan including prevention and recovery-focused techniques is essential for maintaining good health and a competitive edge,” stated Dr. Van Biezen. “Regular chiropractic care helps to alleviate back pain and greatly improve an athlete’s game.” Dr. Van Biezen, goes on to say “Back pain is the most common complaint among golfers, but isn’t the only pain experienced. Neck, shoulder, elbow and hip pain are also common complaints among golfers of all ages. Regular chiropractic care offers an effective non-pharmacologic solution for golfers seeking to rid themselves of pain and properly prepare for a successful and enjoyable game.”


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Resolution of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches in a 6 Year Old Male Following Care Directed at Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report

CASE STUDY

 

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Resolution of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches in a 6 Year Old Male Following Care Directed at Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report

Ryan Olsen, DC  & Joel Alcantara, DC

 

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2014 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 81-86

 

Abstract

Objective:  To describe the chiropractic care of a child with chronic cervicogenic headaches.

 

Clinical Features: A 6-year-old male with chronic headaches of two years duration presented for chiropractic care. No organic cause was determined by extensive medical diagnostics. The medical care consisting of ibuprofen was ineffective.

 

Intervention and Outcome: The child was cared for with chiropractic characterized as high velocity, low amplitude thrust-type adjustments directed to the cervical spine. The patient attended care for a total of 10 visits over a 2 month period with resolution of the patient’s headache complaints.

 

Conclusion: This case report provides supporting evidence towards evidence-informed practice in the care of patients with cervicogenic headaches.

 

Key Words:Vertebral subluxation, cervicogenic headache, pediatrics, chiropractic, adjustment, spinal manipulation

The Care of a Teenage Girl with Migraine Headaches with the Advanced Orthogonal Procedure: A Case Report

 

Moses Bernard, DC Bio, Joel Alcantara, DC Bio, G. Stanford Pierce, DC Bio

 

Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ January 24, 2013 ~ Pages 14-19

 

Abstract


Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of an adolescent girl with chronic migraine headaches (HAs) without aura.

 

Clinical Features: A 16-year-old female presented with a chief complaint of migraine HA since kindergarten.   Magnetic resonance imaging, computer axial tomography scans of the cranium and a dental consultation were unremarkable.  The frequency of HA attacks occurred 1-2 times per week, lasting approximately 2-3 hours per episode.

 

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with the Advanced Orthogonal Procedure characterized as instrument assisted SMT to address atlas subluxation. The patient attended a total of 16 visits in a period of one year and received 5 corrections to the atlas. Ongoing care resulted in independence from the use of medications and abatement of HA attacks to 2-4 per month of mild intensity.

 

Conclusion: The care of an adolescent with chronic migraines with Advanced Orthogonal Technique was presented. This case report provides supporting evidence that patients with migraine HAs may benefit from this type of chiropractic care.

 

Keywords:  Migraine Headaches, Advanced Orthogonal, Children, Chiropractic, Upper Cervical