A gifted healer
The trainers worked with a top-notch medical team that essentially donated their time and considerable talents. Russ Shields, Lyle Mason, Micheal Lowe, and Craig Buhler were an eclectic but interesting group of practitioners. They provided their services for little or no compensation, considering what they did. Each of these men took turns going beyond the line of duty to take care of me over the course of my career. From serious health issues and surgery to minor upkeep and daily care, their significant talents were put to good use. They also infused medical kits full of personality to the mix. Jazz players missed very few games due to injury- a credit to the entire medical staff.
Over time the doc that I spent the most time with ended up being our team chiropractor, Craig Buhler. Initially, I was less than open to the idea of him even touching me with his some-what unorthodox treatment methods. Later, after watching and experiencing some incredible healing, I gained complete confidence in him, and our association widened. I became both a believer in and a student of his methods. Using pain as a warning light and muscle testing as the body's tool for communication, he was able to eliminate pain and increase function for almost all chronic and acute injuries with-out the use of drugs.
Under his care, sprained ankles stabilized and became pain-free in days, not weeks or months. Tendonitis went away with only a few treatments. It's not an overstatement to say that Dr. Buhler was largely responsible for me enjoying a durability and longevity that few players have come close to matching.
From Assisted: An Autobiography, by John Stockton (pg 176-177)