Canadian DC serves on World Games medical team

July 16, 2009
July 16, Kaohsiung, Taiwan – As the eighth World Games commence in Taiwan, today, the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) is proud to announce that 35 DCs – including Canadian Gary Barone - will be serving on the event’s medical team.

Dr. Tim Ray, Chair of the FICS Games Commission reports, “This is an historic trip. In so many ways they will be making first steps through previously closed doors for sports chiropractic, by stepping into a country, a culture, a system of health care largely unfamiliar with

chiropractic. It will be the FICS team’s privilege to introduce an alternative form of health care to the television audiences of Southeast Asia, the country of Taiwan and to thousands of athletes from over 80 countries competing in these games.” 

The 35 DCs, from 15 different countries, will be striving to work seamlessly within a medical community that is inherently reluctant to include or accept chiropractic into its midst, particularly as a partner in sports medicine.  DC participation in this important international event is an opportunity to assist the Taiwan Chiropractic Doctor’s Society – a group which is working toward recognition as a legitimate profession in that country – to move toward increasing their credibility.  

“Imagine the potential of demonstrating chiropractic in view of thousands present at the Games and to television audiences throughout Asia,” says Ray. 

Canadian Chiropractor would like to wish all the chiropractors involved on the medical team for this event the very height of success during the games.  We would also like to thank Dr. Barone for stepping forward and becoming part of this important initiative for the profession. 

Source:  Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport, 2009.

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