New England Revolution Forward
Taylor Twellman, left, with
Dr. Michael Weinman, team
chiropractor for the Revolution
and the Boston Red Sox.
Mr. Twellman was named
Major League Soccer’s
Most Valuable Player in
2005 and was an
alternate selection to
the United State’s 2006
FIFA World Cup squad.
STATS: Team chiropractor for Major League Soccer’s New
England Revolution (2000-present) and Major League Baseball’s
Boston Red Sox (2005-present)
How long have you been a sports chiropractor? Almost 22
years. I did a lot of sports chiropractic work while still at
Palmer. I also attended many seminars through Dr. Mitch
Mally in Davenport and interned in his office. This is my
eighth year with the Revolution and my third season as the
Boston Red Sox team chiropractor.
How did you become the team chiropractor for the
Revolution? I had been asked to do some drug screenings
for Major League Soccer on New England Revolution players
and began attending practices as well as interacting with their
trainers, staff and players. I also began seeing their coach/star
goalie in my office for treatment. At the end of
the season, their general manager
asked me to consider being their
team chiropractor the next season
so that they could provide the
players with all the necessary
tools to stay healthy.
And the Red Sox? Having
worked with the Revolution
for many years, I had the
pleasure to work with some
wonderful orthopedic surgeons who were also team doctors of
the New England Patriots. One of them became the team doctor
for the Boston Red Sox and asked me to join him as their
How is caring for athletes different than caring for traditional
patients? The athletes I see are all very well conditioned,
and they have a desire to do whatever it takes to get
well as quickly as possible. Being a sports chiropractor also
means having access to some of the greatest minds in training,
physical therapy and rehab, as well as a wonderful and very
knowledgeable team of medical doctors.
What do you like about being a team chiropractor? Being
part of a team—as a team member on the medical staff and
playing a role in helping the players perform at their best on
How did Palmer prepare you for where you are today?
Palmer was the foundation for the rest of my learning.
What have you been able to take away from being a sports
chiropractor? When we all work together, the players and the
How to kick off a career in sports chiropractic:
Dr. Weinman belongs to the Chiropractic Association for
the Care of the Elite and Professional Athlete, which promotes
the inclusion of chiropractic care within collegiate
and professional sports organizations. He also has Certified
Chiropractic Sports Physician certification and is on the
American Chiropractic Association Sports Council.