Show Headline: The Sports Doctor
Show Sub Headline: Guests, Dr. Eric Williams and John Harmata
The Sports Doctor with Dr. Robert Weil
Broadcast Date: Wed, 10/27/2021 – 15:00
John Harmata, AKA ‘Mr. Edge’, Author, Master Figure Skating boot-blade specialist, Owner of Arena Sports & Consulting returns along with Dr. Eric Williams, Sports & General Chiropractic Physician & former Naperville, Illinois Citizen of the year. Then, it’s ‘The Sports Doctor is In’ with your questions and emails!
Guest Name: Dr Eric Williams
Guest Website: https://www.williams-chiro.com/
Guest Occupation: Sports & General Chiropractic Physician & former Naperville, Illinois Citizen of the year.
Eric P. Williams, B.A., D.C.
- 1988 Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College, Davenport, Iowa
- 1985 Bachelor of Arts in Biology with minor in Chemistry – Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
- 1989 Advanced Proficiency rating in activator methods
- 2020 CPR & AED certified by American Heart Association
- 1990 to Present Williams Chiropractic Center, Lisle, Illinois – Founder/Owner
Friendly family-oriented chiropractic center purposed to treat infant aged patients to seasoned individuals. Spinal health and preventative application are the primary focus and approach for the WCC team.
- 1989 to 1990 Shepherd Chiropractic Center, Lisle, Illinois – Associate
Professional Organizations and Committees:
- Board Member & Vice President (as of 2021) of Education Foundation of Lisle Community School District 202, 2000 to current
- Adjunct Professor at National University of Health Science, Lombard, IL
- Appointed to the Knox College Alumni Council as a board member, 2019
- Twice a year speaker for Lisle Senior Park District
- Nominated Citizen of the year for Naperville, 2003
- “Official” doctor on the sidelines for the Lisle Senior High School football games, 1996-2020
Additional: Avid sports enthusiast; circuit training, basketball, and 5k running. Naperville resident for 25 years. Two lovely grown daughters.
Guest Name: John Harmata
Guest Website: https://geppettosskateshop.com
Guest Occupation: AKA ‘Mr. Edge’, Author, Master Figure Skating boot-blade specialist, Owner of Arena Sports & Consulting
John was born and raised in Chicago and earned a degree and certification as an X-ray technologist. While serving his internship in X-ray, someone in the skating industry familiar with John’s background and medical training encouraged him to consider entering the industry.
As an X-ray technologist, John learned easier, more effective ways to achieve optimum results while having little to work with. Applying his medical and scientific training to his business practices, John discovered an easier, more accurate way to fit boots, mount, and sharpen blades. Applying knowledge from his skeletal anatomy courses, John quickly realized the importance of properly preparing boots for mounting, and as a result, noticed a decline in the need for remounting blades. John also noted a reduction in recurring injuries, apparently the result of bad fittings, mountings, and sharpening.
His newly developed techniques resulted in reduced skating injuries and an overall improvement in skating technique for skaters. In the fall of 2000, a member of U.S. Figure Skating heard about John’s work and asked if he would be interested in contributing an article to Skating magazine. John’s “Ask Mr. Edge” column was featured in U.S. Figure Skating magazine for more than a decade.
In 2013 John released the industry’s first-ever book, “Anatomy of a Figure Skating Injury”. The book details the many injuries ice skaters are prone to and how to prevent the same injury from recurring. Since that time John has gone on to become recognized around the world as the leading authority on equipment-related injuries to figure skaters.
In 2014 John released his second book, “What Teenage Driver Don’t Know, The Unwritten Rules of the Road” which went on to be used in the Naperville, IL High Schools. In writing this book, John relied upon his million-plus miles of driving experience and the fact that his children were of age and learning to drive.
Since then John has written and published an Ice Skaters Equipment Guide which he gives to each customer purchasing a pair of skates. The ROI from both figure skating books was well worth the time and effort.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled ‘#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports’ – is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury-free exercise, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.