Dr James Stoxen DC Lectures at the ICA’s Symposium on Natural Fitness Event: “Arnold Classic” Columbus, Ohio, March 5-6, 2005

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention in Sports Medicine.
By Dr James Stoxen DC
ICA’s Symposium on Natural Fitness Event: “Arnold Classic”
Columbus, Ohio, March 5-6, 2005

Speaking to over 400 participants, Dr James Stoxen DC of Team Doctors Chiropractic Treatment and Training Center delivered a presentation entitled Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention in Sports Medicine. The 12th Annual Symposium on Natural Fitness hosted hundreds of doctors of chiropractic from around the world, including doctors from 42 US States, five Canadian provinces, as well as doctors from France, Norway, Portugal, The Netherlands and Australia.

Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger was the featured speaker at ICA’s Symposium on Natural Fitness held March 5-6, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. Dr Stoxen‘s connection to Arnold Schwarzenegger comes indirectly as Dr Stoxen was a member of the “Muscle and Fitness” Editorial Advisory Board from 1991 – 2003. The “Muscle and Fitness” editorial advisory board contains some of the most highly respect experts in the world.

The Annual ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness once again brought together a unique assembly of over 400 enthusiastic doctors of chiropractic, students, and friends from around the world in a conference held March 4 – 5, 2005 in Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by the Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science of International Chiropractors Association, the Symposium on Natural Fitness celebrated its thirteenth consecutive year of programs held in conjunction with the Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Classic and Fitness Expo.

Dr. James Stoxen DC (right) with Arnold Schwarzenegger (left).

This leading educational event brings together top authorities in sports chiropractic with celebrities from the fitness world for a weekend filled with education, inspiration and communication. The Arnold Fitness Weekend, including one of the world’s prestigious annual bodybuilding events, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Classic involves over 14,000 athletes participating in strength, fitness and martial arts competitions in over 20 different competitive events, including 8 Olympic sports.

The highlight of the 2005 chiropractic conference was a personal appearance by California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. In his special presentation before the packed Symposium, Governor Schwarzenegger, global superstar and longtime enthusiastic chiropractic patient, spoke at length of the importance of chiropractic care for both himself and his family. Introducing his friend, co-star in the movie “Pumping Iron,” and training partner since 1965, chiropractor, Dr Franco Columbo, Arnold expressed his appreciation for chiropractic, telling the packed audience:

“It is an incredible profession, the most honorable profession, just wonderful to help that many people, that many patients. Chiropractic is about natural preventive health care. There is nothing that fits better together than chiropractic and weight training and sports and fitness, because it all has to do with this: how do we make bodies healthier, how do we become more energetic, more powerful more flexible and how to create longevity. What you are doing and I have experienced this for at least 20 years myself on my own body, means that whenever I have a problem – or even if I don’t have a problem – and I go to a chiropractor, my problems are gone for a long time.

The 2005 symposium also featured a powerful array of top fitness leaders in chiropractic, presenting current research and training strategies in the context of chiropractic and performance enhancement. Dr Tom Deters, former Muscle and Fitness editor and Symposium keynote educator, addressed nutritional strategies for performance enhancement. Dr Christopher Colloca featured his research-driven updates on neuromechanical advances in chiropractic with additional persoective from his educational background in exercise physiology and his collegiate accomplishments in football. Dr Alan Palmer brought his extensive experience in chiropractic care on the field in competition.

Four-time Mr Universe, Bill Pearl teamed up with Dr Pete Gratale, ESPN exercise instructor and founder of the PowerCentering program, for a dynamic and interactive presentation on optimal strength training strategies that included highlights from the history of the developement of resistance and exceptional advice on approaches to maximize results.

The Symposium weekend programs included Dr Douglas Miller, who serves as the team chiropractor for the NFL Baltimore Ravens, interviewing Mr Duane Clemons, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive end with an eight-year history including 366 career tackles, 41 sacks, and 10 fumble recoveries. Dr James Stoxen DC, a published author and editorial advisor for leading fitness publications who works extensively with competitive athletes, presented on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome case management issues in sports performance. Dr Tom Krueger, an experienced practitioner and athlete serving on both the advisory board and faculty of the International Federation Professionals Association (IFPA), presented on the latest findings in sucessful fitness strategies from the perspective of coaching patients.

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