Dr. Matt Hammett with Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Former Governor of California and Actor
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
Dr. Matt Hammett of Merrillville, IN., was among a select group of Doctors of Chiropractic from across the nation invited to participate in the 19th Annual Symposium on Natural Fitness, held the weekend of March 3rd – 6th, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. This unique seminar, which is sponsored by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science, and The Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Classic and Fitness Weekend, brought together top authorities in sports chiropractic with specialists from the fitness world, for a weekend of education and inspiration.
The Arnold Schwarzenegger Fitness Weekend is the largest fitness event outside of the Olympics. It attracts over 200,000 visitors, with over 15,000 athletes competing in 40 competitions including bodybuilding, fitness gymnastics, martial arts, MMA, cheerleading, power lifting and strongman competition.
Today, most professional and college teams have chiropractors on staff due to the athletes demand for this form of treatment. The unions of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage, has been a tremendous breakthrough for the care of elite athletes, weekend warriors and everyday people.
The Symposium focuses on the close relationship between fitness, health and nutrition, while bringing together the sport of bodybuilding and chiropractic science to educate all participants on the value of natural health through exercise and chiropractic.
Arnold & Dr. Matt Hammett
Listen to Arnold speak at the Symposium
Arnold Schwarzenegger discussed his family’s experiences with chiropractic, returning to making movies and becoming an advocate for environmental changes. Also in attendance was Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, chiropractor for Lance Armstrong, and Lou Ferrigno; who has benefitted from years of chiropractic care. He recommended athletes at any level receive chiropractic care once a week due to the stress on their body.