TCC Clinician Selected as Sports Medicine Staff for Nigerian Women's Bobsled Team
Written by Texas Chiropractic College   
Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Chiropractic doctors from Texas Chiropractic Colleg will be representing Nigeria's green and white flag in the Winter Olympics for the first time, in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  

Texas Chiropractic College Attending Clinician, Todd Riddle,DC, has been selected to serve as a member of the Sports Medicine Staff for the team. Dr. Riddle will travel alongside the team, which includes TCC Alumni Seun Adigun, and provide sports chiropractic and rehabilitative services as they chase their Olympic dream. Dr. Riddle will also be a speaker at TCA's Texas Sports Chiropractic Conference, being held in April on the TCC campus.

“I am beyond honored to be participating in this very historic Olympic games and would like to express my gratitude for the team and the Nigerian Olympic Federation for this opportunity,” says Dr. Riddle, who holds his certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Registered Kinesiotherapist and post-doctorate designation as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner. “Traveling to the Olympics to serve on the sports medicine staff on this first-of-its-kind team is an honor and a privilege."

Team driver, Seun Adigun, started working with Dr. Riddle in 2016 when she began her quest toward the Olympic games as a bobsledder. Adigun graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in the fall of 2017 with her doctorate of chiropractic. She previously competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as a part of the track team for the country of Nigeria.

Dr. Riddle’s involvement with Olympic bobsled began in 2002 as owner of a sports performance center in Charlotte, North Carolina. After receiving a call for tryouts from the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, Riddle began sports performance training with his former football teammate, Brock Kreitzburg. Kreitzburg went on to compete as a brakeman for Team USA in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

“Bobsled has always held a special place in my heart,” says Dr. Riddle. “The drive and dedication of these athletes is truly incredible and to compete at this level takes a great deal of speed, stamina and dedication to training. I am looking forward to helping these amazing athletes make history in PyeongChang.”

Todd Riddle, DC, CCSP, RKT, CSCS is an Associate Professor and Director of Rehab at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX. He is also the Director of Education for Southeast Sports Seminars, a leading provider of continuing education for physicians and manual therapists. Outside of his work with the college, Dr. Riddle teaches several FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation) hands-on training courses throughout the world each year. He has been a featured expert speaker at national conferences including the National Chiropractic Leadership Council, National Athletic Trainers Association Convention and the Association for Chiropractic Colleges Research Symposium. Dr. Riddle has written extensively on sports medicine topics and techniques.