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QC Chiropractor Works with Team USA

Posted: Updated: Jun 26, 2014 11:03 PM
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A Quad Cities man is moving between the World of Chiropractic and the World Cup, inspiring hometown pride on an international field. He is a doctor who not only treats patients here, but also on Team USA.

Thousands of fans gathered at local taverns to watch Thursday's World Cup match between the US and Germany, but no one watched quite the way Dr. Jason Rannfeldt did. "A little bit here when I was seeing patients. In between patients, we had it on all of our TVs. And then I caught some of it in my office downstairs." While he admits he hasn't always been an avid soccer fan, the Davenport chiropractor says the sport has grown on him, for the level of international play and because he has worked on several of its players.

"Dempsey was one I worked on, a couple of the backups," he says. Starting with Mallards and River Bandits players more than a dozen years ago, Rannfeldt now finds himself helping olympic athlete and the stars of Team USA. "There was a couple head shots. Two guys hit heads, so you see concussion a fair amount. But you see bruising and contusions on the thighs and legs. And then lots of knee and ankle injuries with soccer players." He's seen those injuries firsthand, adjusting Goalie Tim Howard, Landon Donovan and forward Clint Dempsey. "You still see that at this level. When you see some of these guy, Dempsey's making millions of dollars, but they still appreciate the care."

He says elite athletes have been on board with chiropractic care for longer than you might image. Even more so now that drug relations are so strict. "Anything that can give them the edge that's not gonna cause them to have a positive or anything like that, they'll use."  Using the services of this Davenport doctor, who says while he can't take credit for high scores or winning goals, he can help keep players on the field.

Dr. Rannfeldt  tells us he also works with Bix7 Jackpot Runner Kathy Schmitt. He says the game plan is the same whether he's working with a pro-athlete or a hometown goal setter.
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