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Directing health care for U.S. Olympic athletes

Dr. Moreau at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Dr. Moreau standing with another Olympic participant

It’s no secret that chiropractors are well-loved and respected by athletes of all levels for their conservative, holistic approach to health care. But did you know the health-care professional in charge of caring for all U.S. Olympic athletes is a chiropractor?

William Moreau, D.C., DACBSP, Davenport ’81, has cared for athletes most of his career, and today he’s the Managing Director of Sports Medicine for the United States Olympic Committee.

Dr. Moreau standing in front of Olympic Rings display

He directs the multiple disciplinary clinics that service about 30,000 athlete visits annually, oversees the medical care and medical team selections at the Games, and develops a nationwide network of health-care providers to support Team USA athletes. He also served as Medical Director for the London and Sochi Olympic Games. In Sochi, Dr. Moreau managed a medical team of 28 physicians, six of whom were doctors of chiropractic. He’s the Chief Medical Officer for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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