Team China Morning Briefing Session
training and treatment
Interview of the Official Chiropractors and Team Captain of Team China at Asia Game 2018.
Drs Li Peng, DC, David Bellin, DC and Eric Chu, DC, MHA, FRCC, ICCSP, have attended the Asia Game 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang as Chiropractors for Team China. Dr. Li was appointed as the Team Captain at multiple water sports competitions of Team China. His duty is managing the multidisciplinary healthcare team included a chiropractors, medical doctor, physical therapist, massage therapist, and athletic trainer.
Members of the healthcare support team were appointed based on the recommendations from the sports ministry, along with their respective levels of sports-care experience and academic training.
China is the biggest winner of Asia Game. Thanks to chiropractic, where the healthcare team were able to help the athletes to perform at their optimal functions in winning the slit seconds of difference. Team China is also the only team who has chiropractor at the athletes village in helping both male and female teams to win the most gold medals.
The multi-disciplinary healthcare team has to dedicate the effectiveness, collaboration, and team spirit; and chiropractor is a great professional leader in putting the team together. The captain needs to put everyone’s strength base on their experience and personality and maximize their expertise and delivers result. Daily morning briefing is a key to understand and facilitate the daily schedule for athletes” said Dr. Li, who also provided care inside the sports ministry for Olympic athletes and Team China.
Dr. Li’s chiropractic sports experience was filled with many highlights, from researching as a post-doctorate at the Physical Education School of Tsinghua University, teaching as visiting professor at the Beijing Sports University, to treating elite athletes at multiple sports teams.
“Awesome experience working with the world elite athlete, Team China, who receive the most medals at the Asia Game. Team China athletes understand the importance of chiropractic, how we help them in injuries prevention, training recoveries, and most importantly, achieving the optimal function of human race.” said Dr. Eric Chu, chairman of Sports Chiropractic Council of Hong Kong China. Dr Chu is an international certified chiropractic sports physician and fellow of Royal College of Chiropractors, who leads the top Spine team handling orphan diseases, including neurosurgeon, sports surgeon, traditional Chinese doctor, and physiotherapist.
Regarding the long term and larger scale of chiropractic at the Team China, Dr. David Bellin, who introduced chiropractic to the sports ministry and established the official relationship, commented, “It was evident that Chinese athletes from multiple sports appreciate having access to chiropractic care. It was very encouraging to see the sports ministry has given budget to chiropractic and incorporated us into the scope of future care.”