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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress ad honors West Student-Olympian

9/27/2013 (Archived)

F4CP adCurrent West Campus student Melissa Hoar is featured in an ad produced by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) as part of the F4CP’s series on “Future Champions of Chiropractic.”

Melissa represented her home country of Australia in the sledding sport of “skeleton” at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the South Wales native will again represent Australia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The 9th Quarter student recently entered the internship phase of her West Campus experience, and is now caring for patients in the Palmer Clinic. Melissa jokes that perhaps she was destined to become a chiropractor -- given the event in which she competes.

“I always knew that I wanted to do something within the health field,” said Hoar, who has qualified for the World Championships every year since she started “sliding” in 2005. “As I personally benefited from the care, and learned that chiropractic was more than just adjusting the spine, chiropractic seemed like it was the best fit for me as a future career,” said Hoar, who also is a two-time Surf Life Saving world-champion.

In addition to profiling the Australian Olympian, the ad also acknowledges Melissa’s personal chiropractor, West Campus alumnus Dr. Steven Capobianco (’03).

The F4CP “Champions of Chiropractic” ad series appears in some of the nation’s most prominent publications, including USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.

Other West alumni who have appeared in the F4CP “Champions Of Chiropractic” ad series include Dr. Terry Schroeder (’86), a four-time Olympian as a member of the U.S. men’s water polo team, and two-time Olympic coach of the U.S. national team.

Click here to see the complete full-size ad.