Dr. Rindal with U.S. Olympic swimming
champion Allison Schmitt in Rio.
Members of the medical support staff were selected based
on the recommendations from USA Swimming coaches and
athletes, along with their respective levels of sports-care experience.
Dr. Rindal provided care for the team at the 2016
USA Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., and has
worked with USA Swimming since 2009.
“Earning the appointment as USA Swimming’s team chiropractor
at the Summer ’16 Olympics ranks as the greatest
honor of my professional career,” says Dr. Rindal, “and it
was an absolute privilege to serve our U.S. swimmers for
over a month as a member of the medical support staff.”
In a sport where hundredths of a second can mean the difference
between winning or losing a race, Dr. Rindal took
great pride in helping the men and women of Team USA
win 33 medals in the 34 swimming events.
Regarding the role of chiropractic at the Olympics, Dr.
Rindal says, “It was very evident that the U.S. athletes from
multiple sports appreciate having access to chiropractic
care. On a larger scale, it was very encouraging to see chiropractic
incorporated into the scope of care provided for
the athletes of so many other countries, in the polyclinic,
and through services by their own sports care staff.”