In this episode, Dr. Neil shares his experience of being in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and how that mindset has shifted and prepared him for where he is now in his life. He discusses on the podcast episode, the biggest issue with health in Jamaica that is the same in the US and what can we do to change things up.
We dive into how the brain is the foundation to someone's well-being and overall health. If we don't incorporate this, we are missing the boat on health and wellness. There are so many nuggets shared in this episode... Tune in for more!
Who is Dr. Neil Gardner?
Before his current profession as a Chiropractic Neurologist, Dr. Neil Gardner was a very successful track and field athlete. Dr. Gardner competed for Jamaica in the 1996 Olympic Games where he was a semifinalist in the 400m hurdle event and was among the top 10 fastest performers in the world that year. He was also a semifinalist at the 2001 World Athletic Championships in Edmonton, Canada. While competing for his alma mater, the University of Michigan, Dr. Gardner won two individual NCAA Championship titles. To date he is the only male in the history of the NCAA to have won titles in the 400m hurdle and the 55m high hurdle events.
Dr. Gardner graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average from Parker College of Chiropractic. He has a diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology from the American ChiropracticNeurology Board. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, their first black graduate to do so, as well as two Bachelor of Science degrees from Parker College in Anatomy and Health & Wellness.
Dr. Gardner has combined his expertise as a Chiropractic Neurologist with his experience as a successful athlete to pioneer the Sports Neurology Therapeutic Programme. This is a unique program geared at enhancing athletic performance without the use of drugs, by identifying and correcting neurological deficits in athletes. He is the recipient of the 2011 Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence and the 2012 recipient of the International Alumni of the Year Award from Parker University, Dallas, Texas. He is an inductee of the Michigan Track and Field Hall of Fame and was voted athlete of the decade of the 1990s for the ISSA Boys’ Championships, while representing Wolmer’s Boys’ School.
Dr. Neil Gardner practiced chiropractic in Dallas, Texas and has moved back to Jamaica to serve the Jamaican people. His office is located at 8 Tremaine Road, Kingston 6 (Off Upper Mountain View Ave). He is the talk show host for Back 2 Health which is aired every Tuesday night at 8pm on RJR. Dr. Gardner is a Christian, husband, teacher, motivational speaker, a nutrition and wellness expert. He is married to his high school sweetheart Carolyn since March 2000.