Friday, June 4, 2010

General Halstead on Chiropractic

F4CP - Memorial Day Media Tour
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June 4, 2010

Gen. Halstead's Memorial Day Media Tour a Success

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress ( spokesperson, Ret. Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead, completed a successful Memorial Day Media Tour -- a day of interviews calling attention to the mental and physical strain experienced by members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  The media tour, which kicked off in New York City with an appearance on Fox & Friends (FOX News Channel), America's most watched cable news morning show, concluded in Washington, D.C., with a live hour-long interview on the The Jim Bohannon Show, which broadcasts on more than 350 radio stations across the country. 

During her interview with Fox & Friends (View Video Here) Gen. Halstead commented on the value of chiropractic care for all members of the military, in addition to discussing the importance of recognizing and honoring our nation's veterans and active-duty military.   

"Chiropractic helps our soldiers maintain and sustain their whole physical stature as they wear very heavy gear," stated Gen. Halstead.



The hour-long interview (Listen to Interview Here) with Jim Bohannon in Washington, D.C., allowed Gen. Halstead to discuss several hot topics in today's military more in-depth, including women's roles in the military and soldier "readiness."  Gen. Halstead was also able to share her personal experience dealing with fibromyalgia and how chiropractic care helped her return to a pain-free life.  

"Part of getting well was a strong introduction to the chiropractic community, which I think would have really helped me if I could have received the treatment while I was on active duty," Gen. Halstead noted. 

During the radio interview, Gen. Halstead also detailed her visit to the Connecticut Veteran Affairs (VA) Hospital where she had a chance meeting with a young soldier who was suffering with a herniated disc.  After two years of physical therapy, the solider was referred to chiropractic care and much like Gen. Halstead, was on the road to recovery.  The soldier, who was receiving a chiropractic adjustment, spoke with Gen. Halstead about the benefits chiropractic care would have on active duty military. 

"Just think if we came in off our patrols each night and we could get adjusted the way I just got adjusted, what a sense of relief and healing," Gen. Halstead recalled the soldier saying. 

Gen. Halstead was thrilled to participate in both interviews, taking the opportunity to not only remember and recognize the fallen soldiers and families for their service, but to educate everyday citizens on the importance of keeping our military ready for battle.  

"I hope my message instilled a sense of responsibility in everyone to properly resource and support our military men and women," concluded Gen. Halstead. 

About F4CP

A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) embraces a singular mission to promote positive press for the profession in national, regional and local media.  Through effective and ongoing initiatives, the Foundation's goal is to raise awareness to the many benefits provided by doctors of chiropractic.   The F4CP relies upon strategic marketing campaigns that span prominent spokespersons, monthly press releases, public service announcements, and advertisements in high-profile media outlets.  To learn more about the Foundation, please visit us on the web at www.foundation4cp.comor call 866-901-F4CP (3427).

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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. (866) - 901-3427

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