Gracia Harrison performs at 8-24-2013 Springfield Foxes game sponsored by Austin Family Chiropractic

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Austin Family Chiropractic from Virden, IL was the official sponsor of the Springfield Foxes semi-pro football teams final 2013 regular season home game at SHG Stadium in Springfield on August 24, 2013. The Foxes hosted the Indiana Mustangs from Indianapolis. … Continue reading

Springfield Foxes win 2012 MSFL Eastern Conference in Epic Defensive Battle.

On September 29, 2012 the #1 Seed Springfield Foxes hosted the Chicago Thunder who last won a National Championship in 2008. The game would be played at the new home of FoxNation, beautiful Sacred Heart Griffin High School Stadium in the Capital City of Springfield, IL.

The Foxes outlasted the Thunder in a defensive struggle. #20 Akeem Topps scored the Foxes lone TD of the game. After a 7-7 tie, the Foxes nailed a short field goal late to take the lead. Then with less than a minute remaining in regulation time and the Thunder in field goal range, Chicago completed a short pass. Then 3 Foxes defenders including #22 Jae Russell and #45 Michael Rose made the play of the game by forcing and recovering a fumble to preserve the Foxes victory and the first ever MSFL Eastern Conference Championship for Fox Nation!

Springfield Foxes Beat the Indiana Generals for the 2nd Straight Game.

On September 22, 2012 after a 2-week layoff, the Springfield Foxes welcomed the Indiana Generals back to The Foxes Den (aka Sacred Heart Griffin High School Football Stadium) for a 2nd round MSFL Eastern Conference playoff matchup. Much to the Generals dismay, the results were similar to 2 weeks prior, with the Foxes emerging victorious once again. The final was 28-14 this time around, thus propelling the #1 seed Foxes into hosting the Eastern Conference Championship Game the following weekend.

Dr. Todd Austin with Springfield Foxes defensive player #45 Michael Rose

Dr. Todd Austin with Springfield Foxes defensive player #45 Michael Rose

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The Generals came into this contest off of a hard-fought win versus the Mid-State Steel during Week 1 of playoff action, while the Foxes enjoyed a much deserved “Playoff Bye Week”.

As is usually the case, Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin kept busy on the sidelines during pre-game and into the game as well working on a variety of knee, shoulder, calf, hamstring and low back issues that arose. Using Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT) and advanced taping techniques as needed to get our guys back in the game ASAP.

Go Foxes!

Springfield Foxes move to 4-1 while defending their new home turf in the “Game for Alli”.

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A Game for Alli Article by Coach Jason Kirkendoll and Dr. Todd Austin – 8/15/2012 Springfield, IL August 11, 2012 was a very special night in many ways! It was a night when the entire Springfield Foxes organization was honoring … Continue reading

2012 Springfield Foxes dominate the defending MSFL champions in Kincaid, IL by a score of 27-0.

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Kincaid, IL – The Springfield Foxes hosted the defending two time Mid States Football League champion Roscoe Rush, and pulled off their biggest upset of the year thus far, beating the Rush 27-0.    After a defensive stop on the … Continue reading

We stayed pretty busy before, during & even after a gut-wrenching Foxes loss to the Chicago Thunder on Saturday night.

Eugena and I stayed very busy on the sidelines during Saturday night’s barn burner between the visiting Chicago Thunder and your Springfield Foxes.  As did we before and after the contest as well.

The rains and storms rolled in and moved back out just in time to make the weather conditions perfect for gametime.  The first 2 home games, we had heat indexes in the ’90’s, which means that we had players sweating all over us and our equipment.  It goes along with the territory, but for a clean freak like myself, it’s a bit gross.  For example when I perform a ball & socket joint shoulder adjustment, the patient’s upper arm is resting against my chest (ie, touching my shirt).  Anyway, the gametime temp was about 70 degrees which equates to much less sweating and absolutely no profuse sweating!  Hey, that’s kind of comparable to the 70 degree temps in our clinic.  Woo Hoo!

Dr. Todd helps to stretch out a tight hamstring tendon in the early 4th quarter.

Dr. Austin helps to stretch out a tight hamstring tendon in the early 4th quarter.

Eugena stayed busiest this game working on lower backs and hamstrings.  While yours truly stayed busy adjusting lower backs and sacro-iliac joints (pelvis area) as well as examing, adjusting & lasering shoulders.  The Biofreeze spray was a hit with the players and fans once again.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 18 years of chiropractic practice, it’s that ‘You can’t go wrong with BIOFREEZE.’

Dr. Todd performing cold laser therapy on a sprained shoulder muscle.Dr. Austin performing low level laser therapy on a Foxes player’s shoulder.

Sidelined Foxes Defensive player Eric Vollbracht # 77 did a wonderful job announcing the game from the broadcast booth.  Eric’s quick thinking and sense of humor kept fans, players and staff entertained early & often.

Overall, this was one monster of a game.  Unfortunately, the Foxes missed a few opportunities and left some points on the field.  The Foxes defense however came up with a tremendous goal line stand at one point which led to a turnover on downs.  The Foxes D also stood tall in the mid 4th quarter during a 20-20 tie.  The Thunder were in field goal range when the Foxes forced another turnover on downs.
Eugena even kept busy for a while after the game massaging fans!

Eugena even kept busy for a while after the game massaging fans!

But in the end, the Chicago Thunder came out on top after converting a 4th & 17 with under a minute left in regulation time.  A few plays later, Chicago found the endzone with :18 remaining to seal a hard-fought 26-20 victory over the Springfield Foxes.

The Foxes fell to 2-3 and will need to pick up a win on the road to pull back into the playoff hunt in the MSFL’s Eastern Division.  These guys are really only a few plays away from being 4-1.  Unfortunately, the last time I checked, being close only counts in horse shoes or hand grenades.  So hopefully some ‘road cooking’ will fire up the troops like it did last weekend in Madison, WI when they brought home a 52-7 victory!

Yes, the Foxes have 2 road contests coming up before the final home regular season game on September 10, 2011.  All of us associated with the Springfield Foxes are grateful for all of the support and are hoping that you can make it out to the stadium for that one.

Go Foxes!  You can do it.

– Dr. Todd