Palmer West well-represented at ACA Sports Council Symposium 2018
The American Chiropractic Association Sports Council recently held its Annual Symposium in Minneapolis, Minn., which was well-attended by students, alumni and faculty associated with the Sports Council program at Palmer College’s West campus in San Jose, Calif.
Highlights of this year’s Symposium included the formal appointments of West alumni Andrew Cohen, D.C., CCSP ® (’04), as the new ACA Sports Council president, and Bryanna Esquivel, D.C. (’17), as ACA Sports Council secretary.
“One of my primary goals (as ACA Sports Council president) is to create more unity within the sports-chiropractic arena, which we started at this year’s Symposium with multiple organizations meeting for the first Sports Chiropractic Summit – and all the participating groups were excited to improve communication, and work together,” said Dr. Cohen, who maintains his practice at ProActive Chiropractic in San Francisco.
In addition to the ACA Sports Council, the other organizations participating in this year’s Sports Chiropractic Summit included the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society (PBCS), the Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS), the Professional Hockey Chiropractic Society (PHCS) and ProSport.
“Our second goal is to create more opportunities and gain greater access for our Sports Council members to provide on-field care at more events. Palmer West, like other schools with Sports Council programs, does an exceptional job in providing these types of on-field learning experiences. We want to expand those opportunities for sports chiropractors in the field”
Other highlights of this year’s ACA Sports Council Symposium included:
- Steven Capobianco, D.C., DACRB (West ’03), director of medical affairs for RockTape kinesiology tape, was among the featured speakers at this year’s Symposium. Dr. Capobianco’s presentation focused on “Floss/Shearing Technique.”
- West Professor (and Sports Council faculty advisor) Edward Feinberg, D.C, DACBSP® (West ’83), was appointed to serve another term on the Sports Council executive board as “Faculty Liaison Advisor.”
- West Sports Council executive officers Korissa Ramage and Kyle Siskar presented their research paper, “Pilot study: The influence of a cervical chiropractic adjustment on dynamic balance in an asymptomatic population,” which was accepted for entry in the 9th annual “Thomas Hyde/ACA Sports Council Poster Presentation Contest.”
ACA Sports Council Past-President Carly May-Zuehlke, D.C., CCSP® was pleased to see another large delegation of current Palmer West students as well as West Sports Council alumni at this year’s Symposium.
“Each year we have a great turnout from Palmer West students, which is especially nice to see on the East Coast,” said Dr. May-Zuehlke, who practices at Denver Sports & Family Chiropractic Center in Colorado.
“The Palmer West Sports Council is very active, which encourages students to remain active members in the sports-chiropractic community when they graduate.”
Established in 1972, the mission of the ACA Sports Council is “to help provide advanced programs of learning related to injuries that occur during athletic events, training, competition and more,” and has held an annual symposium and general-membership since 1976.