Dr James Stoxen DC FSSEMM Hon Team Doctors Newspaper Article Fitness Community Conversation by By James Janega Chicago Tribune 2012

Newspaper Article, Fitness Community Conversation, by By James Janega, Chicago Tribune


Dr. James Stoxen DC of Team Doctors Treatment Center in Chicago joined 26 other community health and fitness enthusiasts for a Trib Nation fitness community conversation lunch. Tribune host and health writer Julie Deardorff shared with selected guests and journalists about what fitness meant to them. Their passions and personal stories were inspirational.

Fitness Community Conversation
By James Janega
Chicago Tribune
November 13, 2012

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What do a chiropractor, a meditation teacher, a truck driver and an “adventurpreneur” have in common with an outdoors enthusiast, a workplace wellness provider, a Lake Michigan circumnavigator and a paratriathlete?

They all share an interest in fitness, as did the rest of the 27 guests and journalists invited by Tribune host and health writer  Julie Deardorff to join Tuesday’s Trib Nation fitness community conversation lunch.

Their passions and personal stories were inspiring, and the conversation cast fitness in terms that included the pride of overcoming personal inertia, the discount it gets folks on health insurance premiums — and as a life-affirming element in a comeback from cancer.

That was how Jenn Gibbons couched Recovery on Water, a rowing team for breast cancer survivors. Jenn became the first person to row around Lake Michigan.

Jonathon Dugas of the Vitality Group hopes his company can improve the health choices of entire workforces. Trucker and runner Jeff Clark seeks to inspire longhaul truckers to adopt healthier habits on the road.

Impossible as it seemed, writer and personal trainer Nicki Anderson once had been an obese teen, a key factor in her passion to help others attain their own healthier lifestyles through fitness.

The collective posture of the room improved as personal trainer Victoria Gray described how to improve office posture — chin up and back, not jutting forward, and ears aligned with shoulders while sitting; middle fingers lightly touching outside trouser seams while standing. (Try it. Right?)

Womens’ Running and Runners World writer and “adventurpreneur” (I love that) Jenny Hadfield talked about the importance of community on “breaking the sitting disease.” Beside her, exercise physiologist Joel Woldt of Revolution Training Centers discussed the importance of aligning long-term diet, fitness and motivation to reduce health risk factors.

Meditation teacher Elesa Commerse drew a focus on mental fitness, while chiropractor and author Dr. James Stoxen DC described his passion for understanding the mechanics of movement.

For Susan Chamberlin, a board member of the National Outdoor Leadership School, fitness in the backcountry was about risk management.

Keri Schindler and Melissa Stockwell of the paratriathletic group “Dare 2 Tri” concluded by talking about the healing power of striving against odds. Stockwell’s observation after running races as an amputee was that people told her they could keep running because she did.

It made a motto real for her: “One person inspires many.”

And isn’t that what we all do for one another when we get fit?

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— James Janega

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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