Palmer doctor has close ties to USA Bobsledding program
Former U.S. Bobsled Team member Dave Juehring, D.C., CCSP, DACRB, director of Palmer’s Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department, is a 1994 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport, Iowa, campus. He’s also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board.
So how’d he go from flying down an icy track to being one of the nation’s leading sports chiropractors?
“My introduction to sports chiropractic was as an athlete,” says Dr. Juehring. “I had a back injury while competing in track and field in college, and, having grown up in Davenport, I thought I’d try chiropractic. I went to the Palmer Clinic, and within a month my back was fine and I was back to competing.”
While Dr. Juehring went on to compete on the U.S. Bobsled Team, he didn’t make an Olympic team. But he began treating Olympic bobsled athletes and went on to be a USA Olympic Bobsled team leader in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Games. He’s pictured with Venetta Flowers (left) and Jill Bakken, the 2002 Olympic gold-medal winners in women’s bobsled.