Original Wiggler Finds His Cure for Depression Through Chiropractic Care
By: Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP)
He’s the original “BlueWiggle,” which probably makes him about the last man on earth you’d think ever suffered from clinical depression. But that’s exactly what Anthony Field, founder and co-star of the popular children’s musical group The Wiggles, says was at the root of a slew of health problems that lasted years, and – parents, brace yourselves – threatened to end his wiggling for good. “I was troubled by chronic back and neck pain, as well as a string of digestive and food sensitivity issues that extenuated my general ill health, fueled by clinical depression, to the point that I could no longer continue,” he says. It’s what turned things around, though, that’s perhaps even more surprising.
“Chiropractic care saved my career,” Field proclaims. In fact, his new book, “How I Got My Wiggle Back,” describes how a certain chiropractor helped him morph from an overweight, pain-racked mess into the muscled Adonis he is today.
“His turnaround has been inspirational,” says Kent S. Greenawalt, chairman of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.