Olympian - melissa-hoar

Melissa Hoar, a student at Palmer's San Jose, Calif., campus, recently was featured in a Foundation for Chiropractic Progress "Future Champions of Chiropractic" ad.

A native of Australia, Melissa competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, and qualified for the World Championships every year since she started "sliding" in 2005. She achieved performance-strengthening results through care provided during the Vancouver, B.C., Olympiad by Palmer Davenport alumnus Jason Ross, D.C., Team USA chiropractor.

"I always knew I wanted to do something within the health field, and chiropractic seemed like it was the best fit for me, especially as I personally benefited, and learned that chiropractic was more than just adjusting the spine," said Melissa. Also a two-time Surf Life Saving world-champion, she'll soon graduate from Palmer's San Jose, Calif., campus, where she received care from Palmer San Jose alumnus Steven Capobianco, D.C.