In late February, I traveled with the University of Iowa Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving Team to provide chiropractic care, soft tissue, and acupuncture services for injury prevention, treatment, and performance care at the Big 10 Championships. This is the second year I have traveled with The University of Iowa. I was on the pool deck and in a hotel conference room providing treatment between races, treating over forty athletes. One swimmer said he owed a season best time to the work I did prior to a night swimming at finals. It is such a rare opportunity to see the work I do in action mere moments after the treatment is comp
lete. Iowa finished seventh in the conference. The techniques and style of treatment used helped Iowa to break multiple school records at the Big 10 Championships. Both the Women’s and Men’s Team were successful in having team members qualify for NCAAs that will be held in late March. NCAA’s are currently underway now!
For those of you who do not know, I am a former collegiate swimmer that has used my time outside the pool to further my education. I studied at New York Chiropractic College graduating with a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic and a Masters in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I am certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMasters University and am certified in Cosmetic Acupuncture. My previous work experience includes working with USA Swimming and Swim MAC in North Carolina, providing care at the professional level.
MeKenna Scheitlin, a senior at Iowa, is a Barrington native. In 2013, She was named NISCA/ Speed High School Girls All- American in the 400 free and 200 free relay, a three time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and has ten records with the Barrington Swim Club. MeKenna was a member of the University of Iowa relay teams which broke three school records: 200-free relay (1:30.96), 200 medley relay (1:38.99), and 400 medley relay (3:36.71). She ranks third in the Univerity of Iowa record books in the 100 fly (53.95) and fourth in the 50 free (22.86).
I had such a great time with the team and the staff that they invited my husband, Eric, and I to go out to Iowa during the fall for a football games- schedules pending!