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Posted on 11-29-2012


     I had quite a unique opportunity the other day that I was fortunate enough to do. I was invited to go to downtown Pittsburgh and go backstage at the Consol Energy Center and do adjustments for the crew etc. at the Carrie Underwood concert.

     It was something that I’ve always wanted to do, and simply couldn’t pass it up. It was very eye-opening to be back there and see what takes place and what all goes on hours before the show. The preparation and logistics involved are simply mind-boggling, but to those that work behind the scenes, it’s just old hat to them.

     From a Chiropractor’s standpoint, they all need care. Seeing what they do first hand definitely cements that notion into my mindset. All of the crew do so much lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, running, carrying, pushing, etc. They truly need to be adjusted to keep them in shape and able to do their work duties that are vital to the show’s success. I simply took a portable adjusting table with me, they had me in the Hockey Official’s Locker Room, and I was able to do adjustments on a handful of them.  I am happy that I was able to have contributed to the tour and concert in a small, yet important, way.

     I did see the band members and backup singers a few times, I saw the opening act walk by me and say “hello”, and Carrie Underwood herself also walked by a few times. None of them stopped for care, but that’s ok. They did seem really busy, hustling here and there, but they were all very cordial.

     In short, it was a very cool experience to be backstage at a major concert event. I believe I’m in line to do it again in February and I’m already looking forward to it.

     - Dr. Brent Shealer -- Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Penn Hills Chiropractor

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