Local Chiropractor Heading To Rio To Work For Team U.S.A.

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kevin Miller will be heading to Rio  next week to be a chiropractor for the Team U.S.A. Wrestling team. Miller, who owns E.P. True Chiropractic, will be one of six chiropractors working for the team in Rio.

"It's been great. I've  been to four  world championships and the 2012 London Olympics with the team and developed some great relationships with those athletes and the coaches, it`s been an amazing ride and journey," says Miller.

Miller says he stumbled upon chiropractic care when he was injured as an All-American wrestler in college.

"A neck injury almost ended my career but chiropractic is what helped me and saved my career."

Miller says he's happy to stay connected to the sport through chiropractic care.

"I love giving back to the wrestling community because it`s done so much for me and taught me so many lessons."

One of Miller's patients also has a connection to the Olympic Games.

Virginia Norris, of Des Moines, says she was lucky enough to carry the torch during the winter games in 1998 in Japan.

"I don't know if I can even describe it, it was such a thrill. The hard part was...I was so excited I had the torch way, way, up and my arms just were killing me," says Norris.

Miller leaves on Tuesday and will spend a week helping the U.S.A. Wrestling Team including University of Iowa graduate Dan Dennis.

Miller says he also has plans to watch Team U.S.A. in sand volleyball and swimming.