BOUND FOR TORINO
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has announced that Brian Seaman, DC, FRCCSS(C), FICC, has been named to Canada's Health Care Team as a core selection for the 2006 Winter Olympics that will be held in Torino, Italy this coming February.
Dr. Seaman (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 1982) achieved his Fellowship from the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) in 1988, making him a sports specialist in his field. Since that time, he has remained extremely active, being involved professionally at numerous national and international events, including providing chiropractic care to athletes as a member of the host medical services at the Calgary Winter Olympics (1988), as well as a member of Canada's core Health Care Team at the Pan American Games (Winnipeg, 1999) and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics (2002). He treats national team and elite-level athletes on a regular basis in his clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and he is a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic. A past president of the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada), Seaman continues to be actively involved within the organization. He is a board member of the Sports Medicine Council of Nova Scotia and is the Chair of the Council of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Nova Scotia). He was named Independent Chiropractor of the Year in 2003 by Canadian Chiropractor magazine.
Joining Dr Seaman in Italy will be two chiropractors named to the Canadian Health Care Team by National Sport Organizations (NSO). Greg Uchacz, DC, FRCCSS(C), was appointed by bobsleigh/skeleton and Richard Robinson, DC, by freestyle skiing.
Dr Uchacz (Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1992) is also a chiropractic sports specialist and was a member of the host medical services at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg (1999) as well as being named to the Canadian Health Care Team for the World University Games (1999), Salt Lake City Winter Olympics (2002), and the Pan American Games in Dominican Republic (2003). Over the past several years, he has travelled extensively with the Canadian track and field team, and the Canadian bobsleigh and skeleton teams, attending more than 80 national and international events. He maintains a family and sports-based practice in Calgary, Alberta. Currently, he is serving as president of the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences(C).
For Dr. Robinson (Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 1996), this will be his first Olympics. He has gained considerable experience over the past five years travelling widely with the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team and working with athletes in sports such as football, bobsled, and Ironman events. He maintains a multidisciplinary practice in Calgary.
As a student at Palmer College of Chiropractic West, he was instrumental in helping to establish the school's sports council. Now, once each quarter, he travels to San Jose, California, as a part-time faculty member, to offer a course in sports chiropractic. On the second day of the weekend course, he accompanies students to a sporting event (beach volleyball, soccer, rowing, mountain biking triathlon, etc.) where they clinically apply some of what was presented the previous day in the classroom.
The COC has previously announced that orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert McCormack of Westminster, British Columbia will be Chief Medical Officer, and athletic therapist Stephen King of Lennoxville, Quebec will act as Chief Therapist for the Canadian team.