Rodeo Cowboys Helped by Chiropractic
the May 8th, 2006, issue of the Ventura County Star comes an interesting
article on rodeo cowboys and chiropractic. The article starts off by
reviewing the harsh incidents rodeo cowboys endure. The article describes
how they get tossed around on the back of an angry 1,800-pound bull, they
leap off a galloping horse, many times into the spiky horns of a charging
steer. Often they get hurt and then pick themselves up, dust
themselves off and endure the pain.
The article continues and
notes that even the roughest, toughest cowboys need help. That's when
they mosey over to the Pro-Sport Chiropractic tent to get some TLC and
Chiropractic care. At the the Conejo Valley Days rodeo, the cowboys
would slip just beyond the spectators site into a tent where they would get
A local chiropractor who
cares for the cowboys, Dr. Terry Weyman said, "I've seen guys with noses
splayed open, and they still talk to you like nothing is wrong. It's the
world's roughest sport, bull riding. If you can handle these guys, you can
The article goes onto say
that every time ProSport Chiropractic sets up a tent at professional rodeos
around the country, the cowboys come to get care. One rodeo cowboy,
bull wrestler Kevin McKinney noted in the article that his pain was a "nine"
on a scale of one to ten. "I'm hurting," was his comment as he came
into the tent for care.
McKinney's wife, Tammy, who
was wearing a T-shirt that read, "Every girl loves a dirty cowboy," agreed
that he must be hurting if he says anything. She added, "He'll ride if
he's hurt. That's how much he loves it." After getting evaluated and
receiving chiropractic care, McKinney walked away. Then, referring to his
aches and pain, he commented, "It's always worth it."