AUSTIN (KXAN) - With the Olympic games under way in London, Central Texas has many ties to competing athletes.
Dozens of the competitors live here or went to Texas A&M University or the University of Texas.
Right now, there are some Austinites in London working behind the scenes with Team USA.
Chiropractor Dr. Kelsie Keen opened her chiropractic office two years ago in Northwest Austin and has built a loyal following of patients.
This week her patients will miss her, however, because she will be in London helping U.S. athletes win the gold as part of the Maximize Living organization.
Maximize Living is a group that focuses on self-healing and treatments that don't rely on medication. The organization is a good fit for athletes who have to watch everything they put into their bodies.
"We've been able to take that system of health care and give it to the best athletes in the world and see them perform better than they ever dreamed that they could," said Keen.
During the games, these athletes push themselves to the limit. That is where people like Keen come in, playing a vital role in how these athletes perform.
"Correcting the spine so the nervous system can function at 100 percent for an athlete," Keen said. "That's seconds faster on a mat or recovery after a match to be able to come back and win their next match."
Two teams of chiropractors will make the trip.
Keen will be on the first team, staying a week. Then, the second team will arrive the following week.
"They get the best care possible through us and the rest of the team to help them win gold medals, so it's an honor," Keen said.
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