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Old 05-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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Calgary Flames trainer comes to the rescue of ailing Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks at Calgary show

By Eric Francis
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First posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 04:54 PM MDT | Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013 07:00 PM MDT

Try as he might Schad Richea wasn’t able to save the Flames season.

However, the Flames assistant athletic therapist was able to make sure the show went on at the Dome Friday night.

In the midst of Fleetwood Mac’s stirring performance at the Saddledome leading lady Stevie Nicks paused between songs to explain a recent fall had left her hobbling to the point she wasn’t sure if she was going to be able to continue on as part of the iconic band’s latest tour.

“It was, like, really bad,” the 64-year-old Nicks told the sold out crowd of her knee injury.

“It was to the point we were going to have to start cancelling shows.”

She said Richea’s magic touch had helped to the point she wanted to dedicate the next song, Landslide, to Richea, adding, “I feel like a hockey player!”

Richea was given tickets to the show by Nicks and was shocked to hear his latest patient rain praise upon him for his efforts.

“I was flattered — I wasn’t expecting anything like that,” said Richea.

“She’s a very classy lady and I was happy to help spruce her up.”

Richea said he just happened to be at the Dome when a call came from someone asking if he could help the legendary singer.

“What I did was no different than what 140 other athletic therapists in Alberta would have done for her – I just happened,” said Richea, 39, a former Dinos and Toronto Blue Jays athletic therapist who has been with the Flames four years.

“I guess I had a small part in helping her out and she was really grateful and I appreciate that.”

Richea, a huge fan of live music, said the he thought the show was phenomenal.

“Everyone was standing — I haven’t seen anything like that at the Dome since Kipper’s last game,” said Richea, who also took Nicks up on her invitation to see her after the show to meet the rest of the band.

“Just a great show. She’s 64 and she’s the youngest in the group — incredible.”

The aging band is in the middle of a rigorous 48-date North American tour that features shows almost every second night over the course of three months.

To put that into perspective the Flames lineup of 20-and-30-something athletes also played 48 times in a three-month schedule with the help of a massive support staff that includes Richea and colleague Morris Boyer, who recently worked for Team Canada at the World Championships in Sweden.

The NHL team only travels for half its games unlike rock bands, which play all their gigs on the road.

“A lot of bands like Bon Jovi have chiropractors and physiotherapists travelling with them because the schedules and the job are demanding and they’re not athletes,” said Richea.

“One of the things I did say to her is that ‘you may have to find someone to work with you along the way.’”

After a one-month summer break Fleetwood Mac will resume rocking in Europe where they have another 19-city schedule set up.


http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/05/19...t-calgary-show
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“Just a great show. She’s 64 and she’s the youngest in the group — incredible."
Try again, dude.
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^I'm just gonna go ahead and assume he meant youngest acting...
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:17 PM
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Oh my god.A knee injury..I know about that stuff.Poor girl.

I hope she will take it easy and stay off as much as she can.

I had my right knee come out of joint and back in 2009 just about a week before I went on my FM journey for their Unleashed tour.

Oh I was in pain on and off and at the time I did not know what was wrong until I visit my doctor after I came back after my Stevie/FM trip.

My doctor is a chiropractor not a athletic therapist.He just freakin retired now.


I was shocked when he said my knee was out of joint.He pop it into place and I was fine for alittle bit and popped out about couple days later after hitting a low spot in the lawn and he re popped it back in again.
I did take my pain pills from my dental job that I had done weeks before and I had some left over take them with me on the road be never had to use them.



As I remember how it happen the first time around when I almost fell down the stairs moving out of my APT to this address.

I still dont believe I walk almost the whole Atlantic City Boardwalk with a disjointed knee.

Thanks Stevie you probably have takin my mind off the pain and let me enjoy my time there.



I hope Stevie will recover quick and safely with her injury.

It would not bother me if she just sit and sing for a whole show.
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Same thing happened in 1990 on the BTM tour. Stevie said on stage that she had to have the coach at UNC wrap her leg because she had hurt it. She was very thankful and I think she mentioned his name, but since I not into sports I'm not sure of who it was.
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Same thing happened in 1990 on the BTM tour. Stevie said on stage that she had to have the coach at UNC wrap her leg because she had hurt it. She was very thankful and I think she mentioned his name, but since I not into sports I'm not sure of who it was.
I forgot about that time.I'm sports illiterate.I never heard of the team mentioned in this report.

I'm glad that he came to rescue Stevie.
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I feel for her. She is a very classy lady as well. I tore my ACL (partial) and I was in tremendous pain for a full month. You know the pain scale of 1-10, well I was at a 6-7 everyday for a full month. I hope she gets well soon, knee injuries are so painful. That woman is a tough cookie.
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“A lot of bands like Bon Jovi have chiropractors and physiotherapists travelling with them because the schedules and the job are demanding and they’re not athletes,” said Richea.

“One of the things I did say to her is that ‘you may have to find someone to work with you along the way.’”

No, they need a full MD on tour with them..one with a very full Rx pad!!!
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Break out the platform reeboks, honey.....The show must go on. Thanks to the hockey therapist for fixing our girl up. Rock on Gold Dust Woman!
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Last night Mick said she had tripped over her dog in the hotel room a couple weeks ago, and that they thought she had torn a ligament, but fortunately it was a sprain and she's doing much better.
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Last night Mick said she had tripped over her dog in the hotel room a couple weeks ago, and that they thought she had torn a ligament, but fortunately it was a sprain and she's doing much better.
Without knowing a single factual detail of the incident in question, I blame Karen.
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