Palmer News http://blogs.palmer.edu/news News and information from Palmer College of Chiropactic Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:06:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.palmer.edu/?v=3.8.1.1 San Jose campus alumna among inaugural VA residency appointments http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/12/san-jose-campus-alumna-among-inaugural-va-residency-appointments/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/12/san-jose-campus-alumna-among-inaugural-va-residency-appointments/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:34:35 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=680 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the inaugural selections to the VA’s new  Chiropractic Care Residency Training Program, which include San Jose campus alumna Amanda Dluzniewski, D.C. (’13), among the initial five appointments..

The pilot program will be located at five VA health centers throughout the U.S., and includes initial funding for up to six full-time resident positions planned for the first three years.

While attending Palmer's San Jose campus, Dr. Dluzniewski served as SACA president, student government officer, Campus Guide, among other positions of student leadership.

Dr. Amanda Dluzniewski

Dr. Dluzniewski began her assignment  at Canandaigua VA Medical Center in New York in July, and she is equally excited and honored about her appointment.

“I was ecstatic when I learned that I was selected to be one of the chiropractic residents, and could not be more excited and grateful for this opportunity–not only for myself, but for the chiropractic profession, as a whole,” said Dr. Dluzniewski, who graduated with academic honors, and served as president of the San Jose campus student chapter of the American Chiropractic Association (SACA), as well as an executive officer of the Associated Student Government, while also serving as a member of the Campus Guides, and the Sports Council.

“The program at Palmer’s San Jose campus produces the elite, and my Palmer experience was nothing short of amazing. I would not have gained this opportunity were it not for the education I received, and all of the amazing extra-curricular opportunities and unique learning experiences available to Palmer San Jose students,” said Dr. Dluzniewski, who prior to graduating, completed a five-month rotation in the Palmer VA/DoD Internship program with Dr. David Paris, D.C. (San Jose Campus, ’01) at the VA outpatient clinic in Redding, Calif.

Dr. Dluzniewski says the collaborative approach to patient care she experienced during her Palmer internship at the VA clinic in Redding inspired her to pursue one of the initial VA residency positions. She sees the VA’s  Integrated Clinical Practice model, which utilizes Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs), as the ideal approach to achieving optimal results for the veterans who seek non-invasive and drug-free alternatives to achieve relief from chronic pain.

Dr. Dluzniewski and fellow Palmer VA/DoD intern Dr. David Paris (San Jose campus, ’01) at the VA outpatient clinic in Redding, Calif.

Dr. Dluzniewski and fellow Palmer VA/DoD intern Dr. David Paris (San Jose campus, ’01) at the VA outpatient clinic in Redding, Calif.

“It’s exciting to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team and working in an integrative setting, and providing chiropractic care for U.S. veterans is a dream come true for me!” said Dr. Dluzniewski, whose primary duties in the residency position are to provide full diagnostic and management services of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions under the mentorship of the three attending D.C.s at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, which serves 30 to 40 chiropractic patients daily.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve a patient population that truly loves chiropractic care, and I believe that chiropractic care will continue to expand within the DoD and VA health care systems. I hope that health care, in general, both in the VA and civilian settings, continue to move in a direction that utilizes this model of co-management to treat patients.”

“I can’t think of a better choice for this program than Amanda, and I’m sure that she will do exceedingly well, not only in the quality of care she provides to our nation’s veterans, but also in the manner she represents herself, Palmer, and the chiropractic profession,” said Greg Snow, D.C., San Jose campus dean of Clinics.

 

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San Jose Campus Summer Quarter graduation http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/09/san-jose-campus-summer-quarter-14-commencement-highlights/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/09/san-jose-campus-summer-quarter-14-commencement-highlights/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:20:11 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=660 Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose Campus honored the 130th graduating class at its Summer Quarter 2014 commencement on Sept. 5 in the theater of the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Hamdan Harhara (Detroit, Mich.) receives the "Student Fellow Award" from Matt Fuller, San Jose Campus Associated Student Government president. Dr. Harhara graduated as valedictorian of the Summer Qtr. '14 class.

Hamdan Harhara (Detroit, Mich.) receives the “Student Fellow Award” from Matt Fuller, San Jose Campus Associated Student Government president. Dr. Harhara graduated as valedictorian of the Summer Qtr. ’14 class.

Hamdan Harhara (Detroit, Mich.) and Toxil Ruck (Los Angeles, Calif.) graduated as class valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Harhara achieved Magna Cum Laude (3.70-3.89) academic honors, and Ruck graduated with Cum Laude (3.5-3.69) honors. Each was also recognized for their selection as members to Palmer’s San Jose Campus chapter of the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society, the oldest and most distinguished honor society in the chiropractic profession.

In addition to graduating as class valedictorian, Harhara also received the Student Fellow Award. Selected by members of the graduating class, the Student Fellow Award is presented “in recognition of service and leadership while upholding the values of her class, college and profession.”

Summer Quarter '14 graduate Carling McMichael (Waterloo, Ont., Canada) receives the "Clinical Excellence Award" from Dr. Greg Snow, D.C., San Jose Campus dean of Clinics. Dr. McMichael also received the "Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award."

Summer Quarter ’14 graduate Carling McMichael (Waterloo, Ont., Canada) receives the “Clinical Excellence Award” from Dr. Greg Snow, D.C., San Jose Campus dean of Clinics. Dr. McMichael also received the “Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award.”

Carling McMichael (Waterloo, Ont. Canada), received the Clinical Excellence Award, which is presented to the graduate who has uniquely distinguished him- or herself during the internship portion of their educational experience at Palmer’s San Jose Campus, and has performed the tasks of the student doctor with exceptional proficiency in the following categories: patient diagnosis; chiropractic technique; radiography; and case management.

McMichael also received the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award, which is selected by a faculty panel, and recognizes a deserving graduate for his or her “distinctive accomplishment and contributions to the philosophical principles of chiropractic as a student at Palmer College’s San Jose Campus.”

Dr. Frank Verdoliva, D.C., JD, CCSP, QME, presented the commencement address, “The Best Day of My Life.”

Photo gallery: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/GtoxXHit/1/6661299

The 130th graduating class at Palmer College's San Jose Campus.

The 130th graduating class at Palmer College’s San Jose Campus.

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Palmer community mourns Dr. Frank Sovinsky http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/05/palmer-community-mourns-dr-frank-sovinsky/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/05/palmer-community-mourns-dr-frank-sovinsky/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:34:10 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=645

Not only did Dr. Sovinsky speak regularly at Palmer College, he was also involved with the Palmer Center for Business Development. In the video above, he shares his insights on a chiropractic career as well as his appreciation of Palmer. Thank you, Dr. Sovinsky, for everything you’ve done to make the College shine brighter.

The chiropractic profession lost a giant with the death of Frank Sovinsky, D.C., 63, on August 31, 2014. Dr. Sovinsky graduated from Palmer College’s Davenport campus in 1981. He was a mentor, consultant, speaker and co-author of “The E-Myth Chiropractor: Why Most Chiropractic Practices Don’t Work and What to do About It.” As the CEO of DC Mentors, he was committed to transforming the way chiropractors grow their practices. His passion for chiropractic, genius for understanding human behavior and his business acumen were the foundation for DC Mentors’ patient-centered practice model.

Dr. Sovinsky loved his alma mater and was a great friend to Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic, inducted in 2011. He and Cathy, his wife of 27 years and business partner, had been members of the Presidents Club for seven years. Dr. Sovinsky also was a popular speaker at Palmer Homecoming events. He enjoyed working with students and was a frequent contributor to Palmer Center for Business Development programs.

He also was a Proficiency Rated Activator doctor who built one of the largest patient-centered practices on the West Coast. A published author, businessman, marathoner and expert skier, Dr. Sovinsky’s motto was to “work smart, play hard.”

His family will hold a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Village at Squaw Valley, Bar One Room, 1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olympic Valley, Calif. The Village at Squaw Valley is offering a 15 percent discount on rooms with a mention of DC Mentors. Call (888) 767-1907 for reservations.

The family has specified that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmer College of Chiropractic (in care of the Development Office), Life Chiropractic College West or to the chiropractic college of your choice.

Dr. Sovinsky’s obituary

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Palmer College dean publishes 5th edition of ‘Differential Diagnosis’ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/05/differential-diagnosis-text-authored-by-sj-campus-dean-reaches-5th-edition/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/05/differential-diagnosis-text-authored-by-sj-campus-dean-reaches-5th-edition/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:34:11 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=622 Jones and Bartlett Publishing recently launched the fifth edition of “Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor,” a “compendium of evidence-based approaches to the most common presenting complaints,” by Thomas Souza, D.C., DACBSP, dean of Academic Affairs at Palmer College’s San Jose Campus.

Since its debut in 1997, “Differential Diagnosis” has sold more than 30,000 copies, becoming one of the most widely utilized references to assist doctors with determining an appropriate plan of diagnostic evaluation and care for the most common musculoskeletal and visceral complaints. It is currently a required text at every chiropractic college.

“Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor”  by Dr. Thomas Souza

Since its first-edition debut in 1997, “Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor” has sold more than 30,000 copies, and is now a required text at every chiropractic college.

In addition to the flowcharts, relevant historical questioning, and summaries of common conditions related to the presenting complaint featured in prior editions, the updated version includes additional features, including: expanded “Likelihood Ratio” graphics; 500 new references; updated protocols and algorithms: cervical spine, lumbar spine, shoulder, knee; evidence-based approach to the literature (appendix); and instructor resources.

“Much has occurred, since the publication of the fourth edition six years ago,” said Dr. Souza,  a member of the San Jose Campus faculty for nearly 30 years, who also served as dean of Clinics for five years. “Most important is the inclusion of manipulation for the management of spinal pain in the recommendations of national groups.”

The new text “has extended to the use of manipulation for radicular (nerve root) disorders, once thought to be a contraindication for chiropractic management. In addition, much more is known about the value of specific diagnostic tests, including which to use as clusters as opposed to single tests.”

Dr. Thomas Souza

Dr. Thomas Souza

“I congratulate Dr. Tom Souza on the newest publication of what many regard as the definitive chiropractic reference textbook on diagnosis. This updated edition further enhances its daily practical utility for both teaching and clinical practice.” said Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., president of Palmer’s San Jose Campus.

“I’m proud of our well-published faculty, whose collective efforts impact the global delivery of care by the chiropractic doctors of today, and, also shape the patient care protocol utilized by the doctors of tomorrow. This includes not only the students they teach here at the San Jose Campus, but also the many students at all the other chiropractic colleges that require textbooks authored by Palmer College faculty.”

Copies will soon be available for purchase in the Palmer College Bookstores. To learn more or to order copies online, visit www.go.jblearning.com/Souza5.

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Palmer President Dr. Peter Martin is 2014 Chiropractor of the Year http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/04/palmer-college-president-dr-peter-martin-honored-as-2014-chiropractor-of-the-year/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/09/04/palmer-college-president-dr-peter-martin-honored-as-2014-chiropractor-of-the-year/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:30:10 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=613 Dr. Peter Martin FCA award

Dr. Peter Martin (left) receives the 2014 Chiropractor of the Year Award from Dr. Michael Chance, FCA President.

Peter Martin, D.C., the president of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus was presented with the 2014 Chiropractor of the Year award during the annual convention of the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) held in Orlando Aug. 22-24.

Dr. Martin has been president of Palmer’s Port Orange campus since 2005. Prior to that, he was president of Palmer’s San Jose campus in San Jose, Calif. He served as the president of the California Chiropractic Association from 1988-89 and as a member of the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

FCA President Michael Chance, D.C., presented the award citing Dr. Martin’s “outstanding service to the chiropractic profession in Florida, your community and fellow citizens.” Dr. Chance added: “It is amazing how far Peter Martin has been able to advance his and Palmer’s presence and prestige here in the state of Florida. This could only be accomplished by his hard work and persistence.”

“The award celebrates Dr Martin’s 46 years of service to the chiropractic profession, as a clinician, educator, administrator and, finally, as president of Palmer’s Port Orange campus. He has overseen the graduation of more than 2,000 doctors of chiropractic from the Port Orange campus,” Dr. Chance continued. “His support of chiropractic and the FCA is seen not only at the Port Orange campus but throughout the state. He participates in all five of the FCA conventions and lobbies for health issues in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.”

Added Dr. Martin: “Coming from the FCA, this is truly an honor. One reason chiropractic has flourished in Florida is because of all the FCA has done for the profession. It is an award also for Palmer College, for what we have done to represent chiropractic education and all of the doctors of chiropractic throughout Florida.”

The FCA, in existence since 1931, is the largest state chiropractic association in the U.S. and every year adds new accomplishments to improve access to chiropractic services by Floridians.

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Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust rugby event in Chicago Oct. 31-Nov. 1 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/25/dr-david-d-palmer-athletic-trust-for-an-all-blacks-event-in-chicago-oct-31-nov-1/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/25/dr-david-d-palmer-athletic-trust-for-an-all-blacks-event-in-chicago-oct-31-nov-1/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:33:52 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=603 Join the Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust for an All Blacks Event in Chicago Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust (DDDPAT) invites members of the Palmer community to join them for an All Blacks Event Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The event includes a meet-and-greet dinner on Friday, Oct. 31, at The Parthenon restaurant in Chicago.

All Blacks, New Zealand rugby

All Blacks, New Zealand rugby (RugbyWorldCup.com)

The All Blacks is known as the most successful international rugby team of all time and one of the most successful teams in the world of sport.

The weekend continues with a chiropractic coaching session (no CE credit) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Advanced Health Institute South Loop in Chicago, followed by the USA vs. New Zealand All Blacks rugby game at Soldier Field. Palmer’s Admissions Department also will participate in a career fair in conjunction with this event.

For more information and registration, go to www.palmer.edu/trust/.

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What do Palmer College, Channing Tatum, Iggy Azalea, Captain America and Kermit the Frog have in common? http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/22/what-do-palmer-college-channing-tatum-iggy-azalea-captain-america-and-kermit-the-frog-have-in-common/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/22/what-do-palmer-college-channing-tatum-iggy-azalea-captain-america-and-kermit-the-frog-have-in-common/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:40:14 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=591
They’ve all done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

In August, Palmer faculty members and students Davenport and Port Orange campuses took the challenge and were doused with ice-cold water to raise money and promote awareness of ALS.

Palmer College #icebucketchallenge Port Orange Campus

On the Port Orange Campus, Dr. Melissa Ferranti and her clinic interns gave an explanation of ALS before taking turns dumping buckets of water on each other.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t just a way for celebrities and others to gain attention, it’s a movement to raise awareness for a disease that has been long overlooked.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a “progressive neurodengenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord” (alsa.org). The severity of this disease is staggering. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is “about two to five years from the time of diagnosis.” But since “it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any give time” (compared to the estimated 1.6 million new cases of cancer reported in 2013 – cancer.org), awareness of the disease is often low.

According to alsa.org, as of Friday, Aug. 22, “The ALS Association has received $53.3 million in donations compared to $2.2 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 21).

Top photo: On the Davenport Campus, Dr. Michael Tunning, Dr. Michelle Barber, Dr. Ranier Pavlicek, Dr. Ian McLean, Dr. Ron Boesch, Dr. Kevin Paustian, Lori Byrd, Dr. Julie Johnson and Dr. Scott Carpenter lined up in chairs while willing assistants poured ice water on them.

Quad-City Times article

To hear a personal story of why ALS awareness is important, check out Anthony Carbajal’s video (note there’s minimal use of expletives, but Anthony’s emotional message is worth sharing).

Have you taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Post a link to your video or photos in the comments below.

Want to see the stars mentioned taking the challenge?
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Iggy Azalea
Chris Evans (Captain America)
Kermit the Frog

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Strengthening Core Values at Davenport Homecoming 2014 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/14/strengthening-core-values-at-davenport-campus-homecoming-2014/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/14/strengthening-core-values-at-davenport-campus-homecoming-2014/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:18:14 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=561 Photo gallery

About 1,200 alumni, guests, faculty, staff and current students, plus 200 prospective students and guests, gathered for three days of continuing education from the best minds in chiropractic, along with fun, food and networking at Palmer’s Davenport Campus Homecoming 2014 Aug. 7-9. Here are some highlights from the program and events. Share yours in the comments below!

Homecoming Highlights

Heritage Court dedication

The dedication of the revitalized Heritage Court drew local TV news crews. From left: Dr. Donald Kern, Vickie A. Palmer and Dr. Dennis Marchiori.

• A crowd gathered for a special rededication of Heritage Court, which features the large bronze busts of the Palmer family and the Heritage Wall. The court recently received new landscaping and sidewalks. The Heritage Wall, built from bricks from the Ryan Building in downtown Davenport thanks to generous donors, was rededicated with the original donors standing proudly in front of it. Additionally, a Chiropractic Tree was planted near the historic sign in front of the Palmer Academic Health Center.

• The Homecoming Prospective Student Event concluded on a high note. With 80 prospective students (200 total with guests), yielding 15 applications, the event both informed and inspired. Students and guests had the opportunity to experience ‘a day in the life’ by participating in interactive classrooms in Radiology, Technique, Diagnosis and Rehabilitation. The day also included presentations from various departments, a Quad-City bus tour, walking campus tours and access to Homecoming festivities.

• The Alumni Luncheon featured a speech from Palmer’s Talk the ‘TIC national contestant Jenny Lane, a 6th trimester student on the Davenport campus, along with a special presentation by the Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust to Vickie Palmer for her support of the Trust and rugby at Palmer. Five new Fellows were inducted into the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic. They were:

  • Horace Elliott, Executive Vice President, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Frank Gingras Jr., D.C., Port Orange, Fla., a 1975 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport campus
  • Frank Gingras Sr., D.C., a 1947 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport campus, received a posthumous award accepted by his wife, Mrs. Frances Gingras
  • George McAndrews, Esq., who served as the lead trial counsel for the successful plaintiffs in the Wilk et al versus the AMA et al federal antitrust case
  • Ron Mulder, Ph.D., President and Principal of Braren, Mulder, German Associates, a Davenport fundraising consulting firm

Said Ashlee Drover, D.C. (Davenport ’11), “I had an amazing week at Palmer’s 100th Homecoming! It started with an amazing talent show and courtyard party on Wednesday, awesome presentations from some phenomenal speakers throughout the weekend, then I met with some old friends, and finished with a great party Saturday night. Well done, Palmer!”

General sessions

• Palmer Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., “Strengthening Palmer’s Core”

Dr. Dennis Marchiori

“There’s no higher compliment to Palmer College and all that it stands for than to refer a student to Palmer.” – Dr. Dennis Marchiori, Palmer chancellor

Dr. Marchiori on Palmer’s identity: “Palmer’s identity focuses on the health of the spine per se, but also the health of the entire body through spinal health. Do chiropractors have a role in coaching well-being? Absolutely.”

Dr. Marchiori on alumni: “It’s imperative that you maintain connections with Palmer. Our alumni are an important part of the Palmer community. All of you in practice are doing the work of the College because you’re taking care of patients.”

CEO and Founder of Neuromechanical Innovations Christopher Colloca, D.C., “Validating Our Traditional Chiropractic Philosophy with Contemporary Science”

Dr. Christopher Colloca

“From a rational standpoint, chiropractors address disc degeneration by trying to correct the spinal structure back to the most normal pattern using a chiropractic care program.” – Dr. Christopher Colloca

Dr. Colloca on technology: “Current technology allows us to measure the quality of motion as well as quantity. What if we used this technology to demonstrate that our patients improve biomechanically as well as symptomatically? Researchers are looking at measuring these types of improvements.”

Dr. Colloca on chiropractic research: “We’ve had a renaissance in chiropractic research and findings in the last 20 years. Palmer’s research program has played a major role, and there is no better time to be in chiropractic than during this renaissance!”

• Palmer Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., “Chiropractic Quality, Cost and Risks: What the Evidence Says and Why You Should Care”

Dr. Christine Goertz

“Why the scientist? The health care system is rapidly evolving and rules are continually changing. Patients expect you to be able to answer their questions when they come in with a printout from the Internet.” – Dr. Christine Goertz

“Palmer is very committed to providing practitioners with the tools you need so that you can answer questions about research and data in a way that will move the profession forward.”

“It’s important to analyze statements about chiropractic risks, such as the Aug. 7 statement from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, using scientific principles and the latest research data, before providing a measured, scientifically based response.”

• Vice President of CBP Nonprofit Deed Harrison, D.C., “The Spine as the Foundation for Health and Disease: A Contemporary Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) Technique Presentation”

Dr. Deed Harrison on refining chiropractic techniques: “What research is needed to develop and/or refine chiropractic techniques? I’ve come up with four boxes, if you will, for Chiropractic BioPhysics. The first is developing a distinct/specific subluxation definition for the given technique and the validity of the existence of the model. The second is examiner reliability and validity of technique analysis/measurement for detection of the presence of subluxation. The third is, using the measurement, does the treatment correct the subluxation, and what is the average dose required? The fourth is: Does correction of the subluxation lead to reduction of pain and improved health?”

• Executive Director of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association Bharon Hoag, “A Vision of Chiropractic in Today’s Health Care”

Mr. Hoag to chiropractors: “To me, what you get to do every day is incredible. You get to empower people to believe there’s a power to heal that has no side effects.”

• Life University Presidential Liaison for External Affairs Gerard Clum, D.C., “Black and White in a World of Gray!” 

Dr. Clum on current state of health care: “Everything is changing. The world of health care and consumers of health care is changing. Future chiropractors need to be prepared to adapt to a changing world.”

 

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Dr. William Morgan featured in ‘The American Chiropractor’ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/14/dr-william-morgan-featured-in-the-american-chiropractor/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/14/dr-william-morgan-featured-in-the-american-chiropractor/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:12:54 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=569 'The American Chiropractor' featuring Dr. Bill Morgan

‘The American Chiropractor’ featuring Dr. Bill Morgan

An interview with William Morgan, D.C. (San Jose ’85), is the cover story of The American Chiropractor magazine (Volume 36, Number 7). The article, titled “The Navy’s Secret Weapon,” discusses Dr. Morgan’s role at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and as the team chiropractor for the United States Naval Academy.

On how he got involved with the military as a chiropractor, he said, “In 2003, I gave a talk to the medical department at the Naval Academy about chiropractic. Five years later, I received a call from the academy asking me if I would be interested in taking care of the team.”

He also interacts “with the team’s entire training and medical staff; including certified athletic trainers, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and our strength coaching staff.”

To read more, contact TheAmericanChiropractor.com.

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WSCA Board Members Visit San Jose Campus http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/11/washington-state-chiro-assn-board-members-visit-palmers-san-jose-campus/ http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/08/11/washington-state-chiro-assn-board-members-visit-palmers-san-jose-campus/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:13:06 +0000 http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/?p=549 Palmer College’s San Jose Campus recently hosted a visit by a delegation of Washington State Chiropractic Assn. (WSCA) Board members and district representatives.

WSCA VISIT-JULY 31, 2014

Board members of the Washington State Chiropractic Assn. (WSCA) ventured to Palmer’s San Jose Campus on July 31 for meetings with administrators, faculty, students and staff.

The WSCA’s decision to visit the two Bay Area chiropractic colleges (including Life West) was motivated by the goal of learning more about each school, through campus tours; meetings with faculty, staff and students; and getting a first-hand look at the collective academic, clinical and extracurricular components of each program.

During their visit to Palmer’s San Jose Campus, the WSCA delegation enjoyed morning refreshments while getting a chance to meet and speak (via video-conference) with Palmer College Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., followed by a series of presentations by members of the San Jose Campus faculty and administration, tours of the campus, and a special catered lunch, before departing to LCCW.

In addition to Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., president of Palmer’s San Jose Campus, other speakers included: Dr. Robert Cooperstein, D.C. (technique and research); Dr. Scott Snow, D.C. (chiropractic philosophy); Dr. Thomas Souza, D.C., DACBR, dean of San Jose Campus Academic Affairs (diagnosis/clinical management and overview of business and practice-development courses); and Dr. Greg Snow, D.C., dean of Clinics (overview of clinical educational programs, including campus and outreach clinics, as well as Palmer’s VA/DoD internship program).

Dr. Ronald Wilcox, D.C., a 1989 graduate of Palmer's San Jose Campus, enjoyed touring the campus with fellow WSCA Board members, and reminiscing with Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., SJ Campus president ('84 alumnus), and Dr. Greg Snow, D.C., San Jose Campus dean of Clinics ('90 alumnus).

Dr. Ronald Wilcox, D.C. (center), a 1989 graduate of Palmer’s San Jose Campus, enjoyed touring the campus with fellow WSCA Board members, and reminiscing with Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., San Jose Campus president (’84 alumnus), and Dr. Greg Snow, D.C., San Jose Campus dean of Clinics (’90 alumnus).

Through presentations by members of the Palmer College and San Jose Campus administration, and meetings with other members of the campus community, WSCA guests were able to enjoy a first-hand perspective on how Palmer has earned its status as “The trusted leader in chiropractic education.”

“Palmer College provides a unique educational experience that prepares our graduates to serve their patients with compassion and confidence as ‘the primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being’,” said Dr. Meeker.

“Spending an extended period of time on our campus provided the WSCA delegation an opportunity see examples of the many ways that Palmer is committed to student success, through programs that focus on individual student attention, while also advancing the profession overall – and only Palmer College has the resources to do both.”

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