Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Recognizes Dr. Karen Slota, First Female Chiropractor Contracted by the National Football League to Serve on Medical Staff

for Chiropractic Progress
(F4CP), a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care,
recognizes Karen Slota, DC – the first female doctor of chiropractic
(DC) to be contracted by the National Football League (NFL) to serve on
its medical staff. According to experts at the F4CP, the impressive
health and athletic performance displayed by professional athletes can,
in part, be credited to the multidisciplinary team of on-staff
healthcare professionals, including DC’s.

“For athletes, chiropractic care can help to reduce the risk of
injuries, and enhance health and performance through improvements in
range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength and other key factors,”
says Dr. Karen Slota, team chiropractor, Detroit Lions. “The NFL
recognizes that access to top-notch healthcare, regardless of discipline
or gender – is the foundation for success on and off the field, and I am
honored to work alongside the NFL’s seasoned medical staff.”

Healthcare personnel who serve professional athletes and teams generally
include medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic, physical therapists,
certified athletic trainers and support staff. Utilized by all 32 NFL
teams, doctors of chiropractic are qualified to diagnose, address and
manage a broad spectrum of health conditions. In 2001, the Professional
Football Chiropractic Society
(PFCS) was established to provide the
education and communication necessary to enhance the perception of
chiropractic care in sports and the general public, as well as optimize
the health and performance of individual athletes.

“Initially, the PFCS aligned to promote acceptance of chiropractic
within the league, and now that all NFL teams employ at least one DC on
staff, we have been able to shift our focus toward continued education
and amplified success for the profession,” says Brenda Ellis, executive
director, PFCS. “The growing reliance on chiropractic care within the
NFL signifies a shift from traditional treatment modalities to a more
integrative and effective approach. Congratulations on a ground-breaking
appointment, Dr. Slota!”

About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress

A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
aims to inform and educate the general public about the many benefits
associated with chiropractic care. To learn more about the Foundation,
please visit us on the web at
or call 866-901-F4CP (3427).


For Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
Megan Kivlehan,
201-641-1911 (14)