Dr. Gringeri (right) 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.”