We Stayed busy on the sidelines during an epic battle between the Foxes & Rush!

If you missed the Springfield Foxes vs the Roscoe Rush on Saturday 7-30-11, then it’s your own fault! It was one heckuva battle! The Foxes put up a valiant effort, but in the end they fell just a bit short to the defending MSFL league champions.

Eugena giving a Springfield Fox a massage on the sidelines.

Eugena and I stayed very busy on the sidelines tending to necks, low backs, shoulders, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles and knees both before, during the contest and at halftime. With the heat index being 90 degrees +, it was quite a workout indeed! Sweat, sweat & more sweat!

During the halftime intermission, Eugena spent 10 minutes massaging a Defensive Back / Kick Returner who had been cramping up badly. Lo and behold, what a sight it was to see him return the opening kickoff all the way to the house for a touchdown and the Foxes first lead of the game at 21-20. You go, Eugena! Woot Woot!

All in all, it was a great game. Paying fans definitely got their money’s worth and then some, with a total of 76 points being scored.

Although the Rush defeated the Foxes by a 43 to 33 margin, the game was actually much closer than the score indicated.

The Foxes next home game will be on August 13th in Kincaid as they take on the Chicago Thunder. We hope to see you there. Go Foxes!

Foxes now 1-1. To face Roscoe Rush on Saturday 7-30-11 in Kincaid, IL @ 7 PM.

All I know is what I read on facebook, as Eugena & I only accompany the Foxes to home games.  And that is that our guys took it on the chin & lost a tough one by a 29-6 score up in New Lenox, IL (Chicagoland) to the Lincoln-Way Patriots.

If I know anything about our Springfield Foxes though, it’s that they’ll be ready & chompin’ at the bit to face a pretty solid Roscoe Rush squad that will come a callin’ on Saturday July 30, 2011 at 7 PM at the South Fork High School Field in Kincaid.  Be there or be square!

Dr. Todd


Introducing our new Austin Family Chiropractic / Springfield Foxes portable sideline chiropractic adjusting table!

We (Todd W. Austin, a Virden, IL Chiropractic Physician & Eugena B. Austin, a
Licensed Massage Therapist, both from Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden), will
be helping out on the sidelines this season with the Springfield Foxes.  The
Foxes are a semi-pro football team which just began it’s 2nd season of play
during the summer of 2011.


The team won it’s division in 2010 while playing home games at Rotary Park in Springfield, IL.  The Foxes will have a change of scenery this year, as their home will be the South Fork High School Field in Kincaid, IL.

I’m a 1993 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO.  Eugena and I have practiced at Austin Family Chiropractic on the West side of the Virden Square
since 1996.  I’m an Associate Member of the Professional Football
Chiropractic Society.

I recently purchased a custom portable sideline chiropractic adjusting table from the Narson Table Company in Florida.  The table which was personally hand-crafted by Bob Narson displays both the Austin Family Chiropractic logo as well as the Springfield Foxes logo.  The table folds up, can be carried like a suitcase and weighs only 39 pounds!

In their home opener, The Foxes defeated the Mid-State Steel on Saturday
7-16-11 by a 9-6 score.  Their next home contest will be on Saturday July 30,
2011 at 7 PM.

I’ve treated a fair amount of athletes in my chiropractic practice over the years.  I’m very well versed in both spinal and extremity (shoulders, knees, elbows, wrists, feet & ankles) adjusting techniques.  At Austin Family Chiropractic, they have also been using state-of-the-art cold laser or low level laser therapy to speed up the healing process for many tough shoulder and knee issues since 2005.

One of the items on my personal bucket list, dating back to 1990 as a chiropractic college student, had always been to serve as the official sideline D.C. for a football team.  Maybe this serves as proof that good things come to those who wait.