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R. Keith McCormick

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R. Keith McCormick
Born June 17, 1954 (1954-06-17) (age 68)
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Residence Amherst, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Alma mater Stanford University, National University of Health Sciences
Occupation Chiropractor

R. Keith McCormick (born June 17, 1954) is an American chiropractor and Modern pentathlon who represented the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics, as an alternate.[1][2] He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and author of the 2009 book The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis.[3][4]

Early life and education

McCormick was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at Stanford University and his doctorate at the National College of Chiropractic. While at Stanford, McCormick competed on the cross-country and fencing teams along with competing in the World Modern Pentathlon Championships during his junior year.[5]

Professional career

Since 1982 McCormick has been a Chiropractor in the states of Massachusetts, Colorado, and California. McCormick is also a Sports Chiropractic Physician who treats collegiate, high school and recreational athletes in Western Massachusetts.[5]



  • The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis (New Harbinger Publications, 2009)


  • Osteoporosis: Integrating Biomarkers and Other Diagnostic Correlates into the Management of Bone Fragility (Alternative Medicine Review Volume 12, Number 2 2007)

Private life

McCormick continues to compete in triathlons in all distances including Ironman Triathlons. McCormick placed 7th in his age group in the 2010 and 9th in his age group in 2011 70.3 Ironman Triathlon World Championships.[6]

Modern pentathlon accomplishments

Year Venue Place
1973 Junior National Championships 1st place
1973 Junior World Championships 2nd place
1975 Polish World Invitational, Warsaw 1st place
1975 World Championships 2nd place team
1976 North American Invitational 1st place
1976 U.S. Olympic Team 5th place team
1976 U.S. National Record 5,425 points
1978 World Championships 4th place team


  1. United States Olympic Book 1976: Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montreal : XII Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck : VII Pan American Games, Mexico City by F. Don Miller; the United States Olympic Committee, 1976. p. 277
  2. (July 11, 1976). "Roster of U.S. Athletes for Olympic Games at Montreal", The New York Times, p. 152.
  3. Bowden, Jonny (May 2010). "The truth about bone health", Better Nutrition 72 (5): 20–22.
  4. Tweed, Vera (July 2011). "Healthy hinges", Better Nutrition 73 (7): 41–44.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Dr. R. Keith McCormick; Olympian, Chiropractor, Author". WEBE ( 15 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  6. "Dr. R. Keith McCormick Talks about The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis on Living Fully After 40 Radio, 11-15-12". Living Fully After 40 Radio. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-08.