The Life Chiropractic College West Sports Performance Institute (SPI) team headed to the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado in December. It was the third consecutive year the team traveled to the Dew Tour to provide chiropractic care to the athletes and staff.
SPI coordinator Dr. Scott Lessard led his team of students and worked with Richard Bahr’s WMI Global Inc. staff and students from Weber State University in Utah to form the first responders unit for the event.
During the week of practice and competition, students spent time training and learning with the WMI team, providing helmet and equipment checks. They also spent time on the slopes with the athletes to help them prepare for competition.
As a first responder, it is their duty to take the necessary precautions to help an athlete get back on the snow safely. That could include duties such as conducting a concussion test, providing an adjustment or checking extremities and mobility.
Having experienced the Dew Tour in 2016, I can say that the work days were long but worthwhile for the team as they gained valuable knowledge and experience from different doctors and learned different aspects of teamwork.
The Winter Dew Tour is one of many opportunities Life West students are able to experience. To learn more about our SPI program, head to https://lifewest.edu/prospective-students/spi/.