Dan O’Brien: Gold Medialist and World Champion Decathalete

Dan O’Brien: Gold Medialist and World Champion Decathalete

Dan O’Brien was an accomplished athlete.  Throughout the 80’s and 90’s Dan competed in numerous Track and Field events all over the world, including Barcelona, Spain in 1992, and Atlanta, GA in 1996. According to the USA Track and Field web page (www.usatf.org), his career highlights include “1996 Olympic gold medalist; 3-time World Champion (1995, ’93, ’91); and five-time national champion.”  O’Brien has made numerous comments through out his career to the benefits that he experienced while competing under chiropractic care.  A few of his quotes are below:

“If I could put a percentage value on it, I think I compete eight to ten percent better from regular Chiropractic care.  I think that is how much of a benefit it is–if not more.  If it wasn’t for Chiropractic, I wouldn’t have won the gold medal.

“Every track and field athlete that I have ever met has seen a Chiropractor at one time or another.  In track and field, it is absolutely essential.  Chiropractic care is one of the things I think that no one has denied or refuted.”

“You obviously can’t compete at your fullest if you’re not in alignment.  And your body can’t heal if your back is not in alignment.  It was the holistic idea that I liked about Chiropractic and that is what track and field is about.” 

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