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San Jose alumnus helps Calgary team win Grey Cup championship

As a native of Cochrane, Alberta, Jason Dick, D.C., San Jose ’03, grew up rooting for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Dr. Dick holding trophy cup in front of RiverSide Sports Therapy wall

So when the Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last November to win their sixth Grey Cup championship in franchise history, it was an exciting and proud moment for Dr. Dick, who has served as the CFL team’s official chiropractor since 2013.

The Grey Cup game is the CFL equivalent of the National Football League Super Bowl, and while hockey may be Canada’s largest participation sport, the Grey Cup game, first played in 1909, is the country’s largest annual sports and television event, regularly drawing an audience of approximately 4-million viewers.

“Chiropractors provide an important tool and effective treatment, not only for keeping players in the game, but also for shortening recovery times,” says Dr. Dick, who provided care for some of the Stampeder players at his practice, Riverside Sports Therapy in Calgary, on an individual basis before his appointment as the team’s official chiropractor.

While caring for professional athletes is an exciting honor, Dr. Dick, who also has been the team chiropractor for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League for nine years, notes that “the ‘weekend warrior’ is the foundation of my clinic.”

“Chiropractic has allowed me to have an incredibly rewarding career; I consider myself very fortunate to help people achieve optimal physical fitness so they continue to have the opportunity to stay active,” adds Dr. Dick.

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