Kansas City Royals spring training chiropractor, Dr. David Perrine describes the impact that Dr. Ralph Filson has had on him as well as many other current DC’s who have the privilege of working in professional baseball.
The following is an excerpt from an article originally published by Logan University. Click here to read the full article.
“While at Logan, my class was privileged to be mentored by some incredible leaders and role models such as Ralph Filson, DC, Ralph Barrale, DC, Roy Hillgartner, DC and Michael Wittmer, DC to name but a few. These doctors not only taught us what was necessary to earn our degree and pass our boards but they invested themselves in us, teaching us what it truly meant to be a chiropractor. After graduating in 1990, my true passion in sports medicine led me to attain my Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) at Logan the following year with the dream of someday working with professional athletes.
In January of 2015, the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society had its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Colorado Rockies spring training facility. Logan was well represented, including former graduates Chuck Clark, DC (class of December 1998-Arizona Diamondbacks), Chris Williams, DC (class of December 1998-Tampa Bay Rays) and Reddell Nolan (class of April 2012-Kansas City Royals).
Our presence there would not have been possible without the assistance of Dr. Filson. In 1998, Dr. Filson became the team chiropractor for the St. Louis Cardinals. His contribution and success in the professional realm of sports (two World Series Championships with the Cardinals and a Super Bowl Championship with the Rams) opened the doors for us as the word began to spread amongst professional athletes and medical staffs as to the benefits of chiropractic care.
I will be forever grateful for those who have paved the way for me to do what I love to do—help people reach their full potential both on and off the field of play.”