By Eric Kuznar
Dr. Clark Scott, a Fishers chiropractor and owner of Summit Spine and Therapy, is on his way to Rio, Brazil, for the Olympics as a part of the medical team with Team USA Diving.
For Scott, Rio will be his second Olympics after having previously traveled to London in 2012 with Team USA Diving.
“I’ve been working with them since 2009,” Scott said. “I’ve always been a huge fan of the Olympics. To be there as a part of a team (in London) was both humbling and such an honor. To be able to help these athletes perform at their peak performance was just amazing for me.”
Scott will serve as an athletic trainer, chiropractor and massage therapist for both the men and women’s diving teams.
“Each athlete has their own routine,” Scott said. “You communicate with the athletes … some people like to get all flushed out and pre-stretch, for other athletes it’s the night before.”
Scott said working with divers provides its own unique challenges.
“They need a lot of flexibility and a lot of stability,” Scott said. “A lot of flexibility to get through the movements that their body requires in the air and stability for when they enter the water. … If they don’t have that stability, they can have an injury.”