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21 DISC-Treated London 2012 Olympians

DISC Sports & Spine Center Congratulates the 21 DISC-Treated U.S. Olympians Who Competed in the London Games

Group Includes Nine U.S. Olympic Medalists Who Won a Combined 12 Medals

Los Angeles – August 27, 2012 – DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) proudly congratulates all of the athletes who were treated by its sports medicine team before representing the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games. In total, DISC helped 21 U.S. Olympians recover from injury and/or overcome adversity leading up to the XXX Olympiad.

Below are highlights of nine of these athletes who together earned 12 medals:

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner Misty May-Treanor won their third consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball. Both took advantage of DISC’s groundbreaking sports psychology sessions through Dr. Michael Gervais.
  • Swimmer Jessica Hardy won gold in the 4x100 medley relay and bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay. Hardy’s treatments included sports psychology, as well as strength training and soft tissue mobilization via DISC’s Soft Tissue Center, directed by Dr. Horrigan.
  • Swimmer Eric Shanteau won gold in the 4x100m medley relay. Returning to Olympic competition after defeating testicular cancer, Shanteau also benefitted from DISC’s sports psychology services and received preventative treatment from the Soft Tissue Center.
  • Sprinter Ryan Bailey won silver in the 4x100m relay. Bailey’s care at DISC included frequent treatments in the Soft Tissue Center.
  • Hurdler Jason Richardson won silver in the 110m hurdles. Richardson [utilized Soft Tissue Center treatments at DISC to aid his recovery and prevent future knee injuries.
  • Swimmer Ricky Berens earned gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay and silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay. As part of his injury prevention plan, Berens sought conservative care at DISC’s Soft Tissue Center.
  • Rebecca Soni swam to two World Records in the 200m breaststroke and 4x100m medley and also won silver in the100m breaststroke. Soni attended sports psychology sessions and received conservative care from DISC’s Soft Tissue Center.
  • Scott Gault won bronze in the men’s four rowing competition. Before making it to London, he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery at DISC and received conservative spine care for a bulged disc.

The identity of additional medalists has been withheld under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

About DISC Sports & Spine Center

DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) is one of America’s foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced arthroscopic techniques. Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. founded DISC with the vision of delivering an unparalleled patient experience for those suffering from sports injuries, orthopedic issues and spine disorders. DISC’s individually picked, highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient and a zero MRSA infection rate. For more information, contact DISC at 866.481.DISC or visit www.discmdgroup.com.

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