Strong Palmer presence at CCA Sports Symposium for second year in row
With five alumni among the featured speakers, and graduates from all three campuses in attendance, Palmer College showed its leadership in the field of sports chiropractic once again with a strong presence at the fourth annual California Chiropractic Association (CCA) Sports & Rehab Symposium, Aug. 18-20, at Disney’s Grand California Hotel and Spa in Anaheim, Calif.
With more than 100 chiropractic doctors and students in attendance, Palmer-alumni accounted for the majority of Symposium presenters for the second year in a row, including: Steven Capobianco, D.C., DACRB, CCSP®, West ’03; Ed Feinberg, D.C, DACBSP, West ’83; Jeffrey Langmaid, D.C., Florida ’06; Ed Le Cara, D.C., Ph.D., MBA, West ’99; and David Paris, D.C., West ’01.
As an “MVP Sponsor,” Palmer’s high-profile presence extended into the Marketplace vendor-area, which featured displays by the three California chiropractic colleges and various chiropractic-product companies. Palmer alumni enjoyed the opportunity to connect with fellow graduates and discuss current trends in the field of sports chiropractic.
Dr. Langmaid said he was “thrilled” to see alumni from all three Palmer campuses featured among the CCA Symposium speakers for the second year in a row.
“To me, it speaks to the leadership and professional foundation that Palmer gives its graduates to succeed in practice,” said Dr. Langmaid, founder of “The Evidence Based Chiropractor.”
“A lot of us, and I just feel privileged to be part of the community, have taken the foundation Palmer has provided, to the next level. Whether it’s athletic, soft-tissue work, or any number of endeavors, Palmer has certainly given many of us a great foundation to succeed professionally and personally.”
“Palmer has helped me achieved my goals, by having great instructors help me prepare for the sports world,” said Nick Athens, D.C., Davenport ’82, renowned for providing care for many top athletes, and was a speaker at the 2016 CCA Sports Symposium.
“Athletes are always looking for ways to improve their performance, and Palmer provides the basis to do so.”
“It’s really refreshing to come to a symposium like this, and see so many Palmer West grads,” said Dr. Le Cara, who maintains a practice at KinetikChain in Denver, Colo.
“There’s a sense of shared-pride, because we came from a good program, Palmer prepared us well, and we’re the leaders in sports chiropractic.”
“I get to collaborate with a lot of different docs in the field and, quite often, I preferentially choose Palmer West grads because they’re best-prepared, in my opinion,” said Dr. Capobianco, a past executive officer of the West campus Sports Council, who in addition to serving as medical director for RockTape, also is the owner of Project Move, a sports-specific rehab and performance institute in Colorado.
“Many of the Symposium speakers are Palmer West alumni and my former students–in some ways, I think of them as my ‘children.’ Of course, they make me very proud,” said Dr. Feinberg, who has served as the West campus Sports Council faculty advisor since its formation in 1994.
“My appreciation for the quality of the education that I received at Palmer West has grown exponentially with each year in practice — and I’m reminded of that each time I attend an event like this, and have the opportunity to interact with many of my Palmer West alumni-colleagues,” said Brenda Morales, D.C., CCSP®, West ’01, who maintains a sports-focused practice in Escondido, Calif..