Hollywood Stunt Performers Credit Chiropractic

Hollywood stunt performers who rely on their physical abilities are giving credit to chiropractic for their capability to be at their finest. Recently in an article published in the 06/20/2001 issue of USA Today Health, appeared a written report from the World Stunt Awards, where several of Hollywood's top stunt people credited chiropractic with their ability to carry on. One stunt person, Jill Brown, the winner for the best fall said, "I'd love to thank my chiropractor. I am not joking. I could not do what I do without him."

Hal Needham, referred to as "king of stuntmen", also chimed in by saying, " Almost everyone I know has been or regularly visits the chiropractor. Nowadays, everybody protects their bodies much better than we used to they're in excellent condition." Needham has broken 56 bones during a career which has spanned 310 films and over 4,500 TV episodes. Actor Burt Reynolds, another chiropractic supporter, praised Needham's ability by saying, "Nothing stops him there's only one Hal Needham. I'm just simply not sure how many pieces of him are left."

"Stunt jobs are incredibly taxing on the human body," says Dr. Bruce Hall, a chiropractor who practices in North Hollywood. "And there's an unwritten rule that when you get hurt carrying out a stunt, you take proper care of it yourself, so I treat stunt men and women daily inside my office." "I go weekly or at the minimum two times a month," says Jeannie Epper-Kimack, who at 60 still performs stunts and can be viewed in the upcoming films Spiderman and Rush Hour 2. After performing stunts for 51 years, Epper-Kimack, who had been Lynda Carter's double on Wonder Woman, is in remarkable shape and partially credits chiropractic. "I've gotten some stitches, but I have never broken a bone yet," Epper-Kimack says. "I'm not sure whether or not its luck, talent or God, but staying fit and aligned is unquestionably part of it."

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