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Olympic Medalist Phillip Dutton Credits Chiropractic Care
for Optimal Health and Enhanced Performance

– December 08, 2016 – Olympic Medalist Phillip Dutton credits chiropractic care for his body’s enhanced flexibility and functionality during and after competition. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the leading voice of the chiropractic profession, asserts that Dutton's experience with chiropractic care exemplifies the improved balance, performance and overall wellness that athletes can achieve.
Due to the nature of the sport, equestrian riders commonly experience repetitive movement and imbalanced weight distribution, resulting in added stress being placed on the spine,” states Dutton’s Chiropractor, Dr. Charlette Fletcher. “Chiropractic care helps to relax the muscles, align the pelvis and spinal column with the goal of restoring proper function to the joints – ultimately contributing to the good health and competitive edge displayed by athletes, including Phillip Dutton.”

Today, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) operates three training centers, with chiropractors on-staff at each. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) - who receive a minimum seven years of higher level education -  provide hands-on care that helps to improve range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength and other key performance factors, as well as counsel on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle practices.

With the aging process, I find that the care provided by my chiropractor is essential in continuing to compete successfully in my sport,” shares Dutton, who won his first individual Olympic Medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. “For those individuals who strive to stay healthy and active, I wholeheartedly recommend regular visits to their chiropractor.”  

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About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress    

A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) informs and educates the general public about the value of chiropractic care. Visit or call 866-901-F4CP (3427). Social media: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestYouTube.