More Insight Into Dr. Anthony Galea

The Washington Post has takes a look at the doctor at the center of the HGH controversy, Anthony Galea. They also published a list of the Canadian doctor's visits to the U.S. between last June and September, right up to when his assistant was detained at the U.S.-Canada border for carrying HGH.

As you'll see quickly in the feature, Galea isn't just some underground doctor funneling drugs to elite athletes. He has a track record of helping athletes recover from injury and avoid surgery through a number of different methods:

Galea first garnered international attention for his work with Canadian Olympic gold medal winner Donovan Bailey as he made a comeback from a torn Achilles' tendon. After Bailey underwent surgery in 1999, Galea put Bailey's foot in a special shoe rather than a cast while having him undergo daily oxygen treatments in a hyperbaric chamber and workouts in a pool. Despite the severe nature of his injury, Bailey showed world-class speed in the summer of 2000, though he did not perform well at the Olympics because of the flu.

Around that time, Galea also began administering "shock-wave therapy," a rehabilitation technique that involves sending electrical charges through an injured area. He used the treatment on the injured leg of Jamaican sprinter and Olympic bronze medal winner Michelle Freeman -- and many others -- before it was approved for use in the United States. Galea and a colleague had attended a clinic on shock-wave therapy around the time it was undergoing trials by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and then brought the therapy back to Toronto, luring many clients from the United States.

After reading the article, you'll have a better understanding of Galea's background, but there are still plenty of questions that need to be answered about if, where and when he distributed performance enhancing drugs and which of clients received treatment, including Santana Moss.

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