NUHS Florida faculty Carlo Guadagno, DC, CCSP, ICCSP, FICC, and Michael Stern, a student in the chiropractic medicine program, recently served as members of the medical staff for the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials from June 18-27 in Eugene, Oregon.
At Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, top athletes across the United States competed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics later this month.
Through membership and involvement with the American Chiropractic Association’s Sports Council, NUHS students are able to be involved with various sporting events. During the event, Dr. Guadagno and Stern helped treat athletes in order to optimize their performance.
“At these highly competitive events, elite athletes value our services,” said Dr. Guadagno. During the Trials, he provided adjusting and soft tissue treatment as well as instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and kinesiotaping. Stern provided assistance to Dr. Guadagno and other doctors on site.
Dr. Guadagno said the event is a great way to connect with elite athletes along with old friends and colleagues. When they weren’t in the medical tent providing care, Dr. Guadagno and Stern were able to watch the event from track-side seats.
“On a rare opportunity to sit in the stands, I watched history in the making as Allison Felix qualifies for her 5th Olympics,” Dr. Guadagno said.
Dr. Guadagno, who teaches sports medicine, physiotherapy, evaluation and management of the extremities, and diversified technique at National University’s Florida-site, has extensive experience treating athletes during various international sporting events including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.