I trust Eric with my life, literally, my life. His enthusiasm for work and people is contagious. He is confident, positive, well practiced, professional, and the ultimate expert. I learned how to properly take care of my body by getting the services I needed from Eric. His knowledge and courageous execution in his many credentials as our sports medicine trainer and doctor tremendously assisted our US team to be ultimately prepared for competition to take on of the world.
Dr. Eric St. Pierre led our medical and sports physiotherapy team into the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC. Pre Olympic Season he was incredibly valuable to our entire team dealing with past injuries, acute, and minimizing risk of injury during the competition season. His unique ability to transcend beyond traditional western medicine and instead blending modalities and teachings into our everyday lives to greatly enhance our performance, cannot be take lightly. Developing a personal relationship while also delivering outstanding professional results is something that I’m in debt for. We sought the best, and Dr. St. Pierre surpassed our expectations.
Eric has been an unbelievable support in getting through my injuries. I had searched and searched trying to find someone that could help my situation. It was 10 months before the Olympics in Sochi and I was having shin issues that were so disabling that I thought there was no chance I was going to be able to ski, let alone compete for a spot to be on the US Freeski team. I was referred to Eric through a PT at the US ski team. They had previously worked together at US Speedskating. I went in with an open mind and a desire to fix my leg. After the first session I knew that he was going to be the guy that was going to get my body right. A big issue for me was wrapping my head around what was going on in my leg, he explained everything clearly so I could finally make sense of it. A lot of the time during rehab the person you’re working with will just adjust, move, or tell you to do an exercise without explaining what exactly all of that was doing to make you heal. By explaining everything I could put my mind at ease and focus on actually getting healthy. After working with Eric for a few months I was back on my skis and feeling like I did before the injury. This was the most strenuous year of my career and I made it through with barely any hiccups. I ended up making the US Freeski team and competed in Sochi. Honestly, I wouldn’t have been there if it wasn’t for Eric!
Working with Eric during the 2009/2010 season made a huge difference for my performance at the 2010 Olympics. Eric did whatever it took to help me perform at my best physically, but he also took the time to get to know me personally and was able to help me further develop as an athlete because of it. Of the many doctors I’ve worked with Eric is the most passionate I’ve seen when it comes to treating people both inside and out.
Bobsled is a sport that is incredibly physically demanding. Numerous times, Eric has helped me recover from strenuous workouts, kept me healthy with preventive treatments, and also aided in rehab from sport related injuries. He has extensive knowledge on how to treat elite athletes that are in tune with their bodies, helping them to achieve their very best. It is clear that his top priorities are helping athletes get and stay healthy through a variety of treatment techniques. His compassion for athletes and his passion for his profession are evident every day I have worked with Eric.
I had the pleasure of working with Eric St Pierre before and during the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. He was an essential element to my physical well being during critical moments in my career. I used him for both dry needling and general sports medicine treatment, through several of my injuries. I have complete faith in both his ability to identify problems/find solutions as well as his wisdom in knowing when an issue needs outside consulting. These are rare qualities in a medical professional and Eric possesses these and many others, in spades.
It is my pleasure to write this letter of reference for Eric St. Pierre.
I met Eric in the summer of 2009 when he was hired as the Head Athletic Trainer position at US Speedskating. This meant that he would be the trainer to take care of us during the season of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, a very important role to be given. We were assured that Eric knew what he was doing and had several years of experience in Winter Sports as a Bobsled trainer.
Right away I felt his positive, uplifting presence and confidence in his ability as he shared his knowledge and willingness to help in any way he could. Taking this role was no easy task, but Eric came in and connected with the team right away as he if worked with us for years already. I was injured in September of 2009 at the Olympic Trials with a cut to my thigh and Eric was one of the first ones to rush on the ice and be by my side. He played an integral role in the rehabilitation process as he made sure things were going smooth and that I was being cared for properly. Also, he kept telling me over and over that things were going to be ok which helped me immensely when I was down the most. I put all of my trust into Eric and knew right away that he would do everything he could to help me reach my goals.
I was able to recover rapidly and wound up winning two medals in the Olympics even after this incident. I contribute my success to the Medical team, family, friends, coaches and teammates, and Eric had a huge role in this circle. The best thing about Eric is his innate ability to have the best interest of the athlete or who ever he is taking care of. His knowledge and experience is felt with his every action. He is also able to connect with people regardless of their situation or personality which makes him not only a great Trainer / Chiropractor, but also a great human being.
I maintain a great relationship with Eric not only from a professional standpoint but also a life long friendship and will put my trust into him no matter what the situation is.
Eric’s Olympic caliber skill set coupled with his passion for performance and an acute understanding of an elite athlete’s body are major factors as to why he is one of the most effective providers I’ve ever worked with.
Dr. St. Pierre has been an anchor for me as I went through lumbar and cervical fusions. He has an amazing gift of starting “where the patient is” in the healing process instead of beginning therapy too close to where s/he “should be” at the end of treatment. He understands that treatment takes many forms and incorporates many therapies to heal tissue, along with recognizing the importance of targeted movement and effective strengthening techniques. Dr. St. Pierre is a caring practitioner who was the one medical professional who listened to me. If any future care is needed, he is the only practitioner I would trust to support me as I move through the healing process.