Congratulations to Dr. Spencer Bell (Class of ‘17) who was recognized by the Foundation for the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) with their Annual Academic Achievement Scholarship Award.
Bell received the award for his project investigating the effect of extremity and foot manipulation on performance in elite sprint athletes.
In Bell’s words:
"Although chiropractic has been an accepted element in elite track and field for several decades now, we are only beginning to understand some of the mechanisms by which the effect may be taking place. This project is an introductory investigation into whether chiropractic manipulation of the foot can have an effect on the athlete's performance and ability to interact with the ground during high impact activity."
His research is undergoing final revisions for publication and is his thesis project for the Chiropractic Sports Science Residency he completed at CMCC in 2019.