Dr James Stoxen DC – Induction Into THE NATIONAL FITNESS HALL OF FAME – Acceptance Speech

Dr. James Stoxen, DC, President of Team Doctors™ Treatment & Training Center

Accepts induction into the National Fitness Hall of Fame on March 15,  2008.

Dr Bob Goldman MD, former 2006 inductee presents the award to Dr Stoxen.  He shares, “Dr Stoxen is not only an amazing Doctor but also a personal friend of mine. I have seen him grow over the years and how Dr Stoxen has evolved into the celebrity chiropractor the he is today.  He has treated many top celebrity performer and Olympic Athletes and top level sports athletes. Ranging from Football, Track and Field, boxing and Ultimate fighting heavy weight champions. He has also lectured all over the world at many anti-aging conferences.”

Dr James Stoxen DC and Dr Bob Goldman Induction For The National Fitness Hall Of Fame

Dr James Stoxen DC and Dr Bob Goldman Induction For The National Fitness Hall Of Fame

Dr. Stoxen thanked his Father, Dr Paul Stoxen DC who guided him through his life to become the doctor he is today. He thought back to why he got into this field and said, “My mother sat me down when I was 12 and asked me what I wanted to do and I said. Well I like rock and roll music, I like to work out and I like to eat healthy and take vitamins. My mom began to write the ideas down and put a circle around all of them and told me to package all of the ideas up together and you will have the life you have dreamed of. Well she was right, I do have the life I dreamed of right now.”
It’s all about helping people. The reason why I do all of this is to make a champion out of everyone because everyone has a champion within them waiting to come out.”

 The National Fitness Hall of Fame & Museum (NFHOF&M) was founded on December 2nd, 2004 to provide both a physical and virtual place, where the lifelong efforts of individuals and organizations are acknowledged and showcased.


Voting is comprised of The National Fitness Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors (25%), Past HOF Inductees (25%), Professional Members (25%) and this year the general public (25% of the total).

Maximum points that can be earned = 1,000  — The minimum number of points needed for induction into The National Fitness Hall of Fame for 2012 is 500.

Current and Former Inductees into the National Fitness Hall of Fame are:

Class of 2020

  • Dr. Dudley Sargent, MD – 2020 NFHOF Inductee
  • Patricia Bragg, PhD – 2020 NFHOF Inductee
  • Ben Bocchicchio, PhD – 2020 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2019

  • Lance Dreher, PhD – 2019 NFHOF Inductee
  • David Lyons – 2019 NFHOF Inductee
  • Dr. Robert Weil, DPM – 2019 NFHOF Inductee
  • Lucille Roberts – 2019 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2018

  • Bill Bowerman – 2018 NFHOF Inductee
  • Paige Palmer – 2018 NFHOF Inductee
  • Earle E. Liederman – 2018 NFHOF Inductee
  • W.T. Rawleigh – 2018 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2017

  • Elaine LaLanne – 2017 NFHOF Inductee
  • James E. “Doc” Counsilman – 2017 NFHOF Inductee
  • Jim Flanagan – 2017 NFHOF Inductee
  • Diane H. Hart -2017 NFHOF Inductee
  • Greg Justice – 2017 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2016

  • Callan Pinckney – 2016 NFHOF Inductee
  • John “The Beast” Azari – 2016 NFHOF Inductee
  • Fred Hatfield, PhD – 2016 NFHOF Inductee
  • Professor Len Kravitz – 2017 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2016

  • Callan Pinckney – 2016 NFHOF Inductee
  • John “The Beast” Azari – 2016 NFHOF Inductee
  • Fred Hatfield, PhD – 2016 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2015

  • Debbie Drake – 2015 NFHOF Inductee
  • Joe Lupo – 2015 NFHOF Inductee
  • Gary Yanker – 2015 NFHOF Inductee
  • Thomas K. Cureton, Jr., PhD – 2015 NFHOF Inductee
  • Gilda Marx – 2015 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2014

  • Kathie Davis – 2014 NFHOF Inductee
  • Peter Davis – 2014 NFHOF Inductee
  • Bobby “Sugar” Hinds – 2014 NFHOF Inductee
  • Beth Kuntzleman – 2014 NFHOF Inductee
  • Leslie Sansone – 2014 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2013

  • Tom Campanaro – 2013 NFHOF Inductee
  • Brenda DyGraf – 2013 NFHOF Inductee
  • Clyde Emrich – 2013 NFHOF Inductee
  • Anibal Lopez – 2013 NFHOF Inductee

Class of 2012 

  • William Crawford
  • Dave Parise
  • Sylvia Ulback
  • Sara Kooperman
  • Francis Ruettiger

Class of 2011

  • Bill Kazmaier
  • Cathe Friedrich
  • Doris J. Barrilleaux
  • Jim Everroad
  • Lee Haney
  • Lenda Murra
  • Mark Rothstein

Special Awards Given:

Arnold Schwarzenegger “Fitness Spokesperson of the Century”

Jim Lorimer “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Class of 2010

  • Bill Pearl
  • David P. Webster
  • Dennis Tinerino
  • Dr Bob Delmonteque ND
  • Dr. Joseph C. Maroon MD
  • Esther Gutierrez-Sloan
  • Forbes Riley
  • Fred Schutz
  • Melissa Orth Fray
  • Terry Todd Ph.D,

Class of 2009

  • Bob Richards
  • Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile MD
  • Dr. Philip E. Claussen DC
  • IDEA Health & Fitness Association
  • Jan Todd Ph.D.
  • Jim Lorimer
  • Joe Bonomo
  • John Hansen
  • Nancy Claussen
  • Paul Bernstein

Special Award:

Dr. Bob Delmonteque ND – “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Class of 2008

  • Bob Gajda
  • Cory Everson
  • Dr Charles Kuntsleman
  • Dr Don Powell
  • Dr James Stoxen DC
  • Dr JH Kellogg
  • Kathy Kaehler
  • Michael Thuromnd
  • Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Tamilee Webb

Class of 2007 

  • American Council of Exercise
  • Betty Weider
  • Douglas Brooks
  • Dr Thomas Sattler
  • Gilad Jankiowicz
  • Jackie Sorrensen,
  • John Abdo
  • Keli Roberts
  • Linda Shelton
  • Lou Ferrigno

Class of 2006

  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Ben Weider
  • Bonnie Prudden
  • Donna Richardson Joyner
  • Dr. Bob Goldman
  • Gin Miller
  • Jake Steinfeld
  • Kathy Smith
  • Margret Richard
  • Marilu Henner
  • Richard Simmons
  • Robert Kennedy
  • Tony Little
  • Steven Blair Ph.D

Class of 2005

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Arthur Jones
  • Bernarr Macfadden
  • Bob Hoffman
  • Charles Atlas
  • Dr. Kenneth Cooper MD
  • Dr. Paul Bragg ND
  • Jack LaLanne
  • Jane Fonda
  • Joe Weider
  • Judi Sheppard Missett
  • Vic Tanny

I would like to thank the following people for their ongoing commitment and support:

I want to especially thank my close friend, Dr. Robert Goldman M.D., Ph.D., D.O., FAASP; “Dr Bob” for his years of friendship and support.  As you know Dr Bob Goldman is the President Emeritis of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the A4M and Chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine (WAAAM). Dr. Goldman serves as Chairman of the International Medical Commission overseeing sports medicine committees in over 184 nations. D

I would also especially like to thank my close friend, Dr. Ronald Klatz, M.D., D.O;, Founder of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  He is the physician founder and President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). In his capacity as A4M President, Dr. Klatz oversees AMA/ACCME-approved continuing medical education programs for more than 100,000 physicians, health practitioners, and scientists from over 105 countries worldwide.

Id like to thank my close friend, John Abdo for his 25 years of friendship and support.  John Abdo is a World-Wide decorated authority on life motivation, health, fitness, nutrition and athletic conditioning. At age 25, Earnie Frantz the founder of the World Powerlifting Congress and the American Powerlifting Federation (APF) trusted me with the duties of the federations team doctor for the 6 years, 1986-1992.

I’d also like to thank my father, Dr Paul Stoxen DC, my mother, Lydia Stoxen and daughter, Paige Jordan.  Thank you to my hard working staff at Team Doctors, Diana Brant, Alma Romero, Laura Zamarripa and Tania Camarena.  Also, thanks to my education director, Debbie Wessman for helping me put out the 250 video tutorials and articles Ive written in the last 6 months.

I want to thank some special friends, Anthony Field, Paul Field, Dr Rich Gringeri DC, and Greg Truman for How I Got My Wiggle Back.  Also special thanks to the late Dr Ed Enos for trusting me in coordinating the second powerlifting team competitions in the former Soviet Union in 1988 and working with me to develop the historic first sports medicine course at the famed Central Institute of Physical Culture and Sports Sciences in Moscow when I was just 26 years old.

friends and colleagues, Irina Vdovets, the late, Dr. Bob Delmonteque, John Figarelli, Tamilee WebbKathy KaehlerPhil BroxhamHenry Love Vaughn, Fernando Hernandez, Paul AndrewsMichael CherskovCarrie M. Austin, Lemeul Austin, Victor Shenkin, Diane Frantz, Ed CoanDr. Bob GajdaShane HammanBill DobbinsJoe WeiderBen WeiderHelen Anton, Bill Anton, Dr. Jim Bell (IFPA), Jun Matsuyama (A4M Japan)Dr Paul Ling TaiDr. Nick DelgadoDr Dato Harnam, Dr Selvaraj Y Subramaniam,  Bobby ChiaKevin LymanKerry NicholsonCharlo CrossleyDave Brown, Heidi Froelich, Kevin Trudeau, Natalia Trudeau, Janine Contursi, Lee Kenny, Ken Knoblauch, Jon Herington, Sonny Burke, Vincent CorryGeorge Daniels, Cindy Chapman, Stephanie KuoArny Granat, Mike Kline, Ken Bob Saxton, Deon Bolden, Michael Sandler, Jennifer Sandler, Tamara GerkenDan WeissChris Weathers, Lois De La Haba, David DiazMiguel Macho HernandezJason Robinson, Christopher Riley, George HernandezDominic PesoliSam Colona, Mario Martinez, Diamond Baier, Rudy Cisneros, Rocky Martinez, Andrei ArlovskiShonie CarterLeo Khorlonsky, Alex Dubovic, Alex Andyevsky, Dr Steven Press DCDr Scott Calzaretta DC, Dr David Pierson DC, Dr John Petrozzi DCBill Scalise DCDr Rick Speizer DCTimothy FuelingDr Amir Majidi DCDonald PetersonGarrett CuneoLauren KennedyKent Greenawalt, Ramon McLeod, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini DCDr Howard Fisher DC, James Yiatras, Robert HaasMala ChandranJayagandi JayarajIrene MichaelsDan ArguelloDavid Fisher and Dave Deuser.  I will be adding many more to come.


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 teamdoctors@aol.com

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