Northeast Instructor Among Select Group Providing Chiropractic Care at World Games
Northeast instructor Dr. Jose Balseca served as part of the chiropractic care team at the 2022 World Games held July 7-17 in Birmingham, Ala.
An evidence-based chiropractor who graduated from Northeast College (then known as NYCC) in 2014, Balseca specializes in sports medicine and was selected as one of 46 sports chiropractors to provide chiropractic care to thousands of top athletes from across the world.
The World Games, held every four years, featured 3,600 athletes from over 30 countries in 2022. Among the teams and athletes that Balseca treated was an inline hockey player from Italy, wheelchair rugby players and the Singapore Women's Canoe Polo team.
"They were such a pleasure to work with. The athletes were so thankful that we were able to treat them. They had such positive energy which boosted us all up," Balseca recalls of the women's canoe team. "They encompassed what the World Games are about, camaraderie, unity and fun."
Balseca earned the international sports chiropractic certification (ICSC) through the Federations of International Sports Chiropractic (FICS). After working FICS regional level events, Balseca became eligible to apply to work at the World Games. "I get so much satisfaction treating the athletes from different parts of the world, hearing their experiences, and learning about their cultures," said Balseca. "I am so thankful to be among the chiropractors selected for the World Games."