|Dr. Reed||Dr. Moreau||Dr. Press|
From the time that the 1st Olympic DC (Dr. Leroy Perry) went to the !976 Summer Games in Montreal, Canada, to the present in 2012, with the London Games rapidly approaching, the Chiropractic profession has now fielded over 60 Doctors at each of the Olympic Games to date, plus at least another 50+ who attended the PanAm or other regional games in this period.
It should be borne in mind that it was 1980 before the USOC took Dr. George Goodheart to Lake Placid and essentially hid him in a trailer with a sign saying only "sports medicine modalities". Thus the Chiropractic profession has come a very long way indeed. It took until 1991 for the USSR to appoint Dr. Stephen Press to serve as Chief Physician for the entire Olympic team of the then Soviet Union. More recently, the USOC hired two highly respected and well qualified Sports Chiropractic Specialists, Dr. Mike Reed of California, and Dr. William Moreau, of Colorado Aprings, Co, who were serving the United States Olympic Committee as Co-Medical Directors for the US Team. Dr. Reed as Medical Director for the Team, and Dr. Moreau as Director of Sports Medicine Clinics for USOC. Dr. Reed has moved on, but Dr. Moreau is still Director of Clinics.
So, a rather élite group of DC Chief Olympic Doctors now has a nucleus, to whose ranks we hope that other teams will add from the best of the best in Sports Chiropractic.