From left to right, students Josh Keene, Tom Nixon and Nicole
Bailey, with Dr. Heather Cline, Sports Council advisor, during an
event at USTA headquarters in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Sports Council on the Florida Campus is off to a flying
start under the leadership of Heather Cline, D.C., West ’06,
who previously worked with the West Campus Sports Council.
Through a partnership with the United States Tennis Association
(USTA), Sports Council members have the opportunity
to practice on-field assessment, including first aid and CPR,
as well as off-the-field care of athletes through stretching, soft
tissue techniques and chiropractic adjusting.
The mission of the USTA is to promote and develop tennis
in the state of Florida. Established in 1949, the USTA is the
governing body of amateur tennis in Florida. The not-forprofit
group is comprised of more than 1,000 member organizations
throughout the state, with almost 50,000 members.
In the same vein, the Sports Council’s goal is to provide
exceptional chiropractic education for the care and treatment
of athletes by offering complimentary sports chiropractic,
injury assessment and emergency care to athletes throughout
the state of Florida.
“USTA Florida is committed to the growth and development
of tennis as an enjoyable, lifetime sport that contributes to
good health,” said Trina Singian, USTA. “Further, we are
committed to building a pathway of opportunities to enable
players to enjoy the sport of a lifetime. Our partnership
with Palmer College of Chiropractic allows us to provide
a resource and service to our members that enhances their
ability to enjoy tennis through the care provided by the staff
at Palmer College.”
Dr. Cline added, “Our policy is to present all students
with cutting edge information regarding the treatment and
prevention of athletic injuries, and the knowledge and
training for student members to carry into their future as
chiropractors. Our partnership with the USTA allows us to
offer additional hands-on experience at off-campus athletic
events where students work with seasoned practitioners in
the care of these athletes.”