Is it any wonder the chiropractic profession is made look bad when the scheming politician Peter Dixon, is selected as a member of the central medical team at the London Olympics. I was recently invited by Sports physiologist Lars Mickaelsik to spent the day observing Brazil and Norways training camp at the Olympic park which was fascinating to see teams still using the type of warm ups and cool downs I pioneered in the 80s which were completly new at the time. Unfortunately due to my ongoing treatment for cancer I have not the time to get involved in Olympic preparations, despite a number of requests. My involvement in the preparation of Danish athletes for LA and Seoul Olympics gave me unique experience as to the performance support elite athletes require at this level, however no one asked my opinion on Peer Dixons appointment, no doubt knowing what I would say. Athletes want chiropractors with clinical expertise and experience of elite sport, not clowns who spend their days scheming giving jobs to the boys up at the GCC. I guess these are the rewards for being part of the establishment and kissing the right arses.
A successful team will have a performance team in place where athletes can have the treatment they require. Then in the village there is a place athletes from small countries with little support and knowledge can go for treatment. I hear Eddie the eel is making a come back in the pool so if he needs help he can seek chiropractic care in the Olympic village from Peter Dixon, alternatively there are many officials who could seek seek Peters advice on how one keeps corrupt dictatorships in power.
This from Dixons Local Newspaper http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/9641757.Olympic__medic_to_fit_in_well/
Olympic medic to fit in well
11:00am Sunday 15th April 2012 in News
Chiropractor Peter Dixon, who has practices in Devizes, Bradford on Avon and Batheaston, has been selected as a member of the central medical team at the London Olympics.
The Central Medical Unit is a multi-disciplinary team which will provide medical support to athletes and support staff from around the world during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mr Dixon said: “Many chiropractors applied to be part of the team and to have been selected is a massive honour.
“To be part of this event at any level is extremely exciting, but the chance to work with the best athletes from around the world is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“I’m really excited about working with some of the best sports care doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and sports massage practitioners from the UK and abroad.”
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