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Palmer alumni are keeping elite athletes at the top of their game

Spring 2012

West Campus

Dr. Gringeri helps performer ‘get his wiggle back’

Dr. Gringeri (right) with Anthony Field.
Dr. Gringeri stands with Anthony Field.

As a member of The Wiggles, the Australian-based group regarded as “the world’s biggest preschool band,” Anthony Field has delighted worldwide audiences of all ages for more than 20 years.

Along the way, Mr. Field found himself in a downward spiral. Despite treatment, drugs and counsel from “prohibitively expensive” doctors, he was faced with multiple health issues in 2005, and he was on the verge of walking away from the international fame and multi-million- dollar success of the group he helped form in 1991.

Then he met James Stoxen, D.C., who is based in Chicago. Later in 2005, Mr. Field, aka “the blue Wiggle,” met Richard Gringeri, D.C., West ’87. More than just helping Mr. Field return to an optimal level of health and wellness, the two doctors helped him “get his wiggle back” (which is the title of Field’s new autobiography). Dr. Gringeri, who practices at The Human Engine Clinic in Santa Clara, first cared for Mr. Field and other members of The Wiggles backstage at the Oakland Arena in 2005. Dr. Gringeri was asked to return two days later to provide care prior to performances at HP Pavilion in San Jose.

In his book, Anthony Field shares his frustrations in trying to resolve his health issues, which included joint pain, allergies and depression. He expressed his gratitude for the positive results achieved through care from Dr. Gringeri and Dr. Stoxen by dedicating his book to “the inspirational chiropractors who saved my life.” He is now sharing how he “got his wiggle back” as a spokesperson for The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

“I have had many great successes helping patients with chiropractic care, and it never gets old,” says Dr. Gringeri, who contributed a chapter to Fields’ autobiography, and is now writing a book on the diabetes epidemic. “I’m more excited than ever before about being a chiropractor.”

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