Big Red Alert For The Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field – Herald Sun

Dr. James Stoxen DC

Herald Sun
Cheryl Critchley
September 24, 2007

BLUE Wiggle Anthony Field, 44, almost died on his 2003 honeymoon with wife Miki when a tooth infection spread to the bones in his face.

Field became infected after having work done on his teeth, which had always been weak. In the two years it took to diagnose the problem, he often had to put on his Wiggle smile while enduring pain and dizziness.

Field, 44, told the Herald Sun he was rushed into the operating room after collapsing on his 2003 honeymoon with wife Miki. “I left it for a couple of years,” he said. “I had pain in my teeth for years.  “I was having dizzy spells and fainting on my honeymoon. “I collapsed and they took me to hospital and they had to scrape my bones from this infection. “It was all through my skull, it was terrible.

” The infection, with chronic back pain, made life hell for the Wiggle known for his love of tucking in healthy food. “I was in this incredible pain,” he said.

“I was a mess. I just didn’t care about what I ate so I was overweight. I was puffy and lethargic.”Halfway through a concert I’d go off stage because my back was hurting so much I’d have to lie down on the ground beside the stage while the show’s on and get someone to sort of try to crack the back a bit.”

Now a picture of health, Field features in a four-week Herald Sun Health and Fitness series with fellow Wiggles Murray Cook, Sam Moran and Jeff Fatt.

The Wiggles have always promoted children’s health, and the series endorses healthy exercises and nutrition for pre-schoolers. Field kicks it off today, revealing how he transformed his diet after his 2003 health scare. He lost almost 10kg and is now pain-free. “I went down the traditional medicine course, which was to get the operation, which fixed me, and that saved my life,” he said.  “Then after that I went, ‘OK, how do I get myself not feeling so sluggish, to rehabilitate myself?’ ”

US chiropractor James Stoxen helped Field transform his diet and fitness, which helped ease the back pain. 

Field now takes a special pull-up pole, which fits on a doorway, on tour so he can exercise. “Every time you get off the ground either hanging on a bar or supporting yourself, you lengthen out your spine and you develop your core muscles such as stomach and your arms,” he said. “You use all your body instead of just isolated body muscles.

“The father of three children under four now shuns soft drinks, processed and fried food, biscuits and cake. His only “unhealthy” indulgences are his daily coffee and an occasional lolly or bowl of ice cream.

“Once you get rid of the taste you’re fine,” he said.”It’s been four years since I had bread. I used to love bread. I used to eat a loaf of bread in one sitting.”

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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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