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Dr. Philip E. Claussen, DC - 2009 Inductee


Dr. Philip Claussen, DC

2009 NFHOF Inductee

“Healthy American Fitness Leader”


Hometown: Oakbrook, Illinois


Pennsylvania where he graduated in 1978.  He then attended the National College of Chiropractic earning his degree in 1983.  Beginning in private practice, he has been at the same location in Oak Brook, expanding three times throughout the years.  

In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic, he was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Cubs in the 80s.  Throughout the years he has used his chiropractic and strengthening skills for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Brewers, and Minnesota Twins.  He has also trained and worked on numerous professional athletes encompassing the sports of football, golf, tennis, hockey, auto racing, and bodybuilding.

Currently he is serving as a Team Doctor and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the country of the Bahamas. Said Dr. Phil, “Working the Pan Am Games and most recently the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, this was an amazing experience! “

Dr. Claussen has been in athletics all his life and believes in keeping up a healthy lifestyle himself.  This motivates him to stay up on the latest information on health and nutrition.  His practice has been dedicated to his mother and father who helped from the beginning to make the office a success.

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