Richland chiropractor to adjust golfers at U.S. Open

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 4:48 PM


A Richland man went to Pebble Beach, Calif., last week to serve in a wellness trailer to treat athletes and others during the U.S. Open.

Brent Shealer, 41, traveled to the tournament as one of the many chiropractors to serve in the wellness trailer. He owns a practice in Wilkins .

The PGA offers a wellness team to its athletes, coaches and other related staff during the U.S. Open, which was June 13-16.

Shealer, who enjoys playing golf, was one of several from around the country that was chosen to volunteer in the tent.

He and the other doctors and physicians were not paid for their services, he said.

“But there’s no way I would not do it,” Shealer said.

He applied to volunteer on the wellness team in late 2018. He was accepted in January. “It’s like a fun work trip, per se.”

Shealer worked at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in 2015 with bobsled and luge athletes. He has also worked in similar sports medicine capacities in the Pittsburgh region.