Article: “Doctor to the Stars” in Image Chicago, features Dr. James Stoxen DC

“Doctor to the Stars” in
Image Chicago
featuring Dr. James Stoxen DC July  20, 2006

What kind of doctor has an agent in New York to negotiate his assignments with his celebrity patients?

Well, a doctor right here in Chicago, who might come in contact – literally — with more famous people each year than an

yone in the industry. Chiropractor physician, Dr James Stoxen DC has become the in-demand backstage doctor when major touring acts hit Chicago. It means he spe

nds a lot of late nights with a lot of famous people. You may not have heard of him yet, but the top celebrities know him as “The Doc” and the “go-to” guy when they need to recover from road-weary aches and pains fast.

In the last few years he’s provided care to more than 200 top entertainers, representing the “who’s who” of Grammy and Tony award winners and “American Idol” stars.
He is hired by concert tours featuring such performers as, Aerosmith & Lenny Kravitz and Kanye West. Stoxen has acted as backstage chiropractor to Broadway national tours such as Contact, Spamalot and Hairspray. His practice, Team Doctors, is located at 6432 S. Pulaski, and was one of the first in Chicago that combined chiropractic treatment with cutting-edge strength and conditioning training in his private training center.

Athletes who are patients of Stoxen include UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, recent IBF Lightweight Champion, recent IBA Lightweight Champion David Diaz, UFC fighter, Shonie Carter and many more. The reason so many high profile clients come to Stoxen isn’t because he is schmoozing or for who he knows. It’s because of a unique anti-aging, performance-improvement treatment approach that his clients now demand – not some glitzy Hollywood-type surgery. Its much better than that. What is it about this treatment that made him a guru of sorts all over the world?

The intense, hands-on intervention he developed reverses patterns of spasms, restrictions and fixation in joints; freeing the body up to work as it was engineered to. These abnormal patterns are related to the way the foot plants, and the bad habits are stored like a bad golf swing in your brain. The key is to reverse the bad patterns, allowing new healthier patterns of body motion. This puts less strain on the frame during walking or other movements, giving the body the right environment in which to heal.

In fact, Dr Stoxen’s unique treatment approach has got world-wide attention in the medical community. By the end of 2006, Stoxen will have educated over 20,000 medical physicians from over 50 countries in venues such as the Royal College of Physicians in London, England, the famous Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand and many others.

He recently gave a presentation on his approach to several thousand medical doctors at the AISET International Conference in Tokyo, Japan. The total participants, was well over 9000 which is a concert hall bigger than the ones that the top recording artists he is assigned to. Stoxen recalls a time when a reporter from Playboy flew in from New York, just to interview a Grammy Award-winning recording artist Stoxen was treating for a sprained ankle. The reporter asked to do the interview immediately, because his flight was leaving. The artist told him it had to be some other time, because he was being treated by Dr Stoxen. The Playboy magazine reporter flew back to New York without his interview. Stoxen gave the artist two hours of treatment that night till the ankle pain was gone. The next night, the pain was gone – and so was the reporter, but the artist didn’t care: he performed for his fans without missing a step.


Dr James Stoxen DC., FSSEMM (hon) He is the president of Team Doctors®, Treatment and Training Center Chicago. Dr Stoxen is a #1 International Bestselling Author of the book, The Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He has lectured at more than 20 medical conferences on his Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and asked to publish his research on this approach to treating thoracic outlet syndrome in over 30 peer review medical journals. He has been asked to submit his other research on the human spring approach to treatment, training and prevention in over 225 peer review medical journals. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopedic Science and Research, Executive Editor or the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care, Chief Editor, Advances in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Journal and editorial board for over 40 peer review medical journals. He is a much sought-after speaker both to the general public and at CME credentialed medical conferences. He has given over 1000 live presentations and lectured at over 70 medical conferences to over 50,000 doctors in more than 20 countries. He has been invited to speak at over 400 medical conferences in over 50 international cities in 30 countries. He has been invited as the keynote speaker at over 60 medical conferences. After his groundbreaking lecture on the Integrated Spring-Mass Model at the World Congress of Sports and Exercise Medicine he was presented with an Honorary Fellowship Award by a member of the royal family, the Sultan of Pahang, for his distinguished research and contributions to the advancement of Sports and Exercise Medicine on an International level. He was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame in 2012. Dr Stoxen has a big reputation in the entertainment industry working as a doctor for over 150 tours of elite entertainers, caring for over 1000 top celebrity entertainers and their handlers. Anthony Field or the popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, wrote a book, How I Got My Wiggle Back detailing his struggles with chronic pain and clinical depression he struggled with for years. Dr Stoxen is proud to be able to assist him. Physicians Medical Technologies does business as Team Doctors®, a medical device company that provides high end vibration massage tools. In 2012, the Massage Assist Pro was cleared by the FDA. Today the Massage Assist® is sold in 13 countries. In late 2019, Team Doctors launched the Vibeassage® which was cleared by the FDA in 2019 and has sold thousands of units around the world. Dr Stoxen can be reached directly at

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