Today on Facebook a fellow chiropractor shared a picture of Usain Bolt being treated by the Jamaican Athletic teams chiropractor, Michael Douglas. I know there is Chiropractic at the London 2012 Olympic games and that different athletes have their own chiropractor with them at the games.
I didn’t realise that the fastest man in the world and the London 2012 gold sprinting medallist is one of them. It is nice to see fellow chiropractors out there on the sporting field helping professional sportsmen and sportswomen maintain good muscle, joint and nerve health and help address any sport injuries.
Jamaican Team Olympic Chiropractor
Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr Michael Douglas is a US based chiropractor who has a clinic in both Miramar and Lauderhill, Florida, USA. His practice is called Douglas Rapid Rehab.
According to Dr Douglas website homepage he has been apart of the Jamaican healthcare team since 1996 as their official Chiropractor. He has also treated other Olympic athletes like: Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell and Shelly-Ann Fraser and more.
You can see the first picture on the home page of his website of him performing what is called an AP thoracic adjustment on Usain Bolt’s back. I see Dr Douglas also uses Active Release Technique, Kinesio Taping, Cold Laser Therapy and manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA).
The picture I saw on Facebook is Dr Douglas using an adjustment tool called an Activator on Usain’s lower back. You can see this picture below.
So I now have Lance Armstrong’s Chiropractor, PGA Golfers Chiropractor and now Usain Bolt’s chiropractor featured on ChiroCentre FYI 🙂 Well done to all the chiropractors at London 2012.