TOWer THE MAGAZINE OF LOGAN UNIVERSITY | FALL 2021
Dr. Arlan & Judi Fuhr Donate $1M Toward $28M Campus Renovation
New Master’s Programs Announced in College of Health Sciences Para Powerlifter Jake Schrom Achieves Paralympic Dreams Symposium 2021 Recap
In This Issue
10 Breaking Barriers Logan’s integrated health care resident helps underserved populations overcome obstacles to treatment
5 Leaders Made
20 Partners in Success New Business and Career Partnership Initiative will benefit participating organizations, Logan students
15 Logan Connects
25 A Biopsychosocial Approach Research provides framework for improved care for patients with chronic primary pain of the spine 28 Return to Campus Many Logan students enjoy in-person experiences, on-campus activities for the first time
10 College of Chiropractic 12 College of Health Sciences 16 Alumni Feature 18 Retirement 20 Donor Snapshot 22 Symposium 2021 24 Research 26 USA Para Powerlifting 28 Student Life 30 Graduating Class 32 Recognizing Success 34 Admissions 36 Under the Tower 37 Industry Update
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THE TOWER Vol. 3, FALL 2021 The Tower is published three times a year: Spring, Summer and Fall. On the Cover: Mrs. Judi (left) and Dr. Arlan Fuhr in the newly renamed and soon-to-be renovated Fuhr Science Center on Logan’s campus. Inside photography: Sierra Carter, Mike Chappell The Tower is produced by the Department of Marketing and Communications. Reader comments can be emailed to Tower@logan.edu. THE TOWER Logan University 1851 Schoettler Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 Tower@logan.edu | Logan.edu 636-230-1704
Logan’s Office of Admissions is proud to introduce ChiroConnection, which connects prospective students with a practicing chiropractor via phone, Zoom or in-person shadowing. This allows prospective students to find out how they could change someone’s life via chiropractic care and discover the various career possibilities open to them. For mentors, ChiroConnection provides the ability to influence the future of the profession and help Logan continue to grow. To learn more about how to become a mentor, visit Logan.edu/Chiro-Connection.
Students in Logan’s Radiographic Positioning and Foundations of Diagnostic Imaging courses are now able to practice patient positioning and exposure techniques using a new Erler-Zimmer radiology phantom that contains a real human skeleton. “When students set up positions on each other, they are not making exposures; therefore, they do not have an image to evaluate their positioning and technical factors,” said Cheryl Burtle, DC (’99), RT(R)(ARRT), assistant professor. “Creating radiographic images using the phantom enables students to identify errors and critically think through solutions that will improve image quality.”
In August, Logan University and City of Chesterfield officials took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Logan Park. The park, located on Logan’s campus along Schoettler Road, will be developed and maintained by Chesterfield Parks & Recreation and will be the first and only park in Chesterfield’s Ward 3. The first phase of construction will include a playground, pavilion, bathrooms and a parking lot; phase two will focus on trails, native educational gardens, additional shade structures around the playground, two pickleball courts and a few additional amenities throughout the park.
ATTENTION LOGAN ALUMNI
Every 10 years, Logan is required to go through an extensive process to maintain its accreditation status with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation validates the quality of the institution, including academic offerings, governance, administration, finance, mission and resources. Earlier this fall, the HLC team visited Logan’s campus to conduct interviews with members of Logan’s community and to ensure Logan is meeting the standards of ongoing accreditation. Logan University has been accredited by the HLC since 1987. Learn more about the accreditation process at Logan.edu/HLC2021.
Keep your profession going and connect the next generation to the world of chiropractic and health sciences. Refer a student today via Admissions@Logan.edu. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2021 3
Update from PRESIDENT CLAY MCDONALD
It has been an exciting few months for Logan University. We honored our 2020 and 2021 graduates with in-person commencement ceremonies in August; welcomed a record number of Doctor of Chiropractic students for the fall trimester; hosted our 7th annual Logan University Symposium in September, where we recognized Drs. Richard Bruns, Norman Kettner and William Purser with the inaugural Spirit of Logan Distinguished Alumni Award; and presented the 3rd annual Women’s Health Symposium in October in conjunction with the American Chiropractic Association Council on Women’s Health. Perhaps the most exciting moment took place at Symposium, which is always a rewarding and fulfilling event that brings us together as colleagues and friends and sends us home inspired and full of new ideas. In my Symposium address, I spoke about The Logan Way and how we as a university remain strong and ready, prevailing against three persistent 4 FALL 2021 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
challenges: demand from the broader health care system for integration and improved outcomes; demand from patients for greater wellness, more access and more evidence; and demand from students to graduate with confidence that we as educators have prepared them for success. As we plan for educating future Doctors of Chiropractic, athletic trainers and other caregivers who learn The Logan Way, it is abundantly clear we need to expand and centralize our core areas of instruction, especially related to teaching a variety of chiropractic techniques with a heavy emphasis on anatomy. I’m excited to say that with the launch of a new capital campaign, we’ll transform our facilities and increase our capacity for hands-on learning and student success to meet the growing demand for a Logan education. Like everything we do, it starts and ends with science. We’ll transform the science building with a 45,000-squarefoot remodel and addition and will emphasize anatomy and technique with state-of-the-art facilities. Helping to fund this expansion is a couple who shares Logan’s vision for the future: Dr. Arlan and Judi Fuhr.
Perpetual innovators, entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Arlan, a 1961 Logan graduate and coinventor of the Activator Adjusting Instrument and the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique, and Judi, CEO of Activator Methods International, have been creative and forward-thinking throughout their careers. They have generously donated a lead gift of $1 million to rename the science building the Fuhr Science Center and have also agreed to serve as honorary chairs of the Advancing Education, Transforming Lives capital campaign, which you can read all about on pages 7-9 of this magazine. As we embark on this next chapter for Logan University, one thing is certain: The science that supports chiropractic is the fuel that drives us to serve as a preeminent provider of health education, and the way Logan educates— combining critical thinking with evidence-informed practice and patient-centered care—creates a learning environment second to none. Stay well.
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Logan University is a community of extraordinary leaders. Learn how these individuals are making an impact in their own communities, careers and beyond. Logan Professor MARY UNGER-BOYD, DC (’97), DICS, CACCP was named the 2021 International Chiropractor of the Year by the International Craniopathic Society and the Sacro Occipital Research Society International (SORSI). The award is given once a year for an individual’s service and contributions to SORSI and the international chiropractic profession. Dr. Unger-Boyd was presented with the award by 2020 recipient Dr. Jerry Hochman of Life University during the SORSI Homecoming, which was held September 29–October 2 in Denver. During the event, Dr. Unger-Boyd lectured on Sacro Occipital TechnicTM (SOT®) Methods for Pregnancy and Pediatrics for SORSI. “I am so honored to receive this award and to be recognized for my contributions to this community,” said Dr. Unger-Boyd. “When I think of past recipients, I am reminded of the legacy of the founder of Sacro Occipital Technic, Dr. Major DeJarnette, and how they have carried on his teachings. I am very proud to be a part of this special group.”
“Logan has a bright future; it has grown to create more opportunities for students to reach their goals and special interests. ... I am so happy to be a part of teaching technique and skills for the students to excel.” – Dr. Mary Unger-Boyd LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
Dr. Unger-Boyd has been a part of SORSI for the last 30 years. She earned the Certified Craniopathic from SORSI in 2005, a Diplomat with the International Craniopathic Society in 2010 and a Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) in 2011. Over the years, she has served on the SORSI Board of Directors as well as the Academic Advisory Board of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, taught SOT® electives and lectured on SOT® Methods and Pediatrics for SORSI. In 2011, Dr. Unger-Boyd was awarded “Researcher of the Year” for SORSI. In addition to owning a private practice in the St. Louis area, Dr. Unger-Boyd has taught courses on SOT®, Logan Basic, pediatrics, myofascial techniques and clinical methods at Logan for 24 years. “Logan has a bright future; it has grown to create more opportunities for students to reach their goals and special interests, such as acupuncture or nutrition. This gives students the exposure to aspects of the healing arts in which they may have not considered,” said Dr. UngerBoyd. “The chiropractic program is outstanding, and I am so happy to be a part of teaching technique and skills for the students to excel as
they develop into the Doctor of Chiropractic they dreamed of becoming.” Congratulations on this prestigious honor, Dr. Unger-Boyd!
Dr. Mary Unger-Boyd
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L E A D ERS M AD E MICHAEL ROBERTS, DC (’93) has taken his role as a leader in the industry to a new level by advancing chiropractic not only in his home state of Florida Dr. Michael Roberts but also throughout the country. After his term as president of the Florida Chiropractic Association, Dr. Roberts was honored with an appointment to the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in July 2021. “It’s very competitive because the governor goes through lists of people and their accomplishments,” Dr. Roberts said. “When I saw that the governor’s office was calling, I almost fell down.” Recently named Chiropractor of the Year by the Florida Chiropractic Association, Dr. Roberts’ accolades and affiliations have brought him much success over the years, including his recent appointment by the governor. “Due to my work with local candidates and campaign events and my current efforts at the state level, my private practice has become a little bit smaller,” Dr. Roberts said. “But in the grand scheme of things, I’m doing a lot for chiropractic.” While a student at Logan, Dr. Roberts used knowledge from his service in the United States Coast Guard. As a corpsman based in New Orleans, he was a medical provider for the search and rescue team, often going out into the ocean to help injured people. “The knowledge I gained from the Coast Guard helped me immensely going into Logan,” Dr. Roberts said. “I was able to carry some of my experiences into my chiropractic training, and I am one of few people who can say they’ve done that.”
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As a second generation chiropractor whose father also attended Logan when it was still called the Missouri Chiropractic College, Dr. Roberts always knew he was destined to pursue a career in chiropractic, but he didn’t know his role as a DC would evolve into furthering the field for chiropractors across his state and nation. “After graduating from Logan, my dad told me that if I wanted to practice chiropractic with him, I had to be involved,” Dr. Roberts said. “That pushed me early on to join my first chiropractic society, and I continued to get more involved from there. All of those experiences have led me to this new appointment in Florida.” As a board member, Dr. Roberts will continue to advocate for chiropractors across the state of Florida and for the greater advancement of chiropractic nationwide. From playing Division I football to developing athletes’ abilities as an exercise physiologist, DYLAN SMITH has seen firsthand many facets of athletics. However, as he pursues his Doctor of Dylan Smith Chiropractic (DC) degree, his career in sports medicine will take a new direction. “Having a chiropractor helped me tremendously when I played at the collegiate level,” Dylan said. “I have an affinity for sports, so it’s important to me to take the next step and develop the industry for DCs.”
Now a trimester 4 student at Logan, Dylan is involved both academically and professionally in furthering the field of chiropractic and was recently appointed director of education for the ACA Sports Council Executive Board and elected to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Rehab Council as a student representative. “As an athlete, I relied on chiropractic care to manage pain and injuries and be comfortable playing,” Dylan said. “Chiropractic rehabilitation allowed me to get back on the field and achieve what I needed to.” The ACA Rehab Council focuses on connecting DCs and students with research and training in the specialty of rehabilitation. With a greater mission to advocate for the growth of rehab in chiropractic, Dylan is bridging the gap between his student peers and DCs nationwide. “Getting involved with a governing body of the chiropractic world has given me the opportunity to build relationships with other professionals that I can lean on to make the industry better,” Dylan said. Now his love for rehabilitation and sports has brought him to Logan in pursuit of his DC so that he can return the favor for other athletes. In fact, making the decision to become a chiropractor was easy for Dylan. His uncle, Mark Estes, DC (’90), introduced him to both chiropractic and Logan, where he’s found his footing thanks to the help of professors and the Rehab Council. “Working with athletes makes me happy, and I can only imagine what I’ll be able to do for them in 10 years,” Dylan said. “I know what chiropractic has done for me, so know I want to pay that back and keep the ball rolling to further the advancements in sports chiropractic.”
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Advancing Education, Transforming Lives: Fuhr Science Center Renovation Hands-on, applied learning has always been a cornerstone of the Logan experience. Since founder Dr. Hugh B. Logan’s first class of seven students, the university’s curriculum has incorporated real-world, evidence-informed, patient-centered practice into daily instruction. Now, more than 85 years since its founding, Logan remains dedicated to teaching its students the long-standing traditions of chiropractic technique while also preparing them to work in an integrated and ever-evolving health care environment. As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing education and transforming lives through evidence-based health care, and thanks to a generous lead gift of $1 million from Arlan W. Fuhr, DC (’61) and Judi Fuhr, Logan recently announced plans to renovate and expand the newly named Fuhr Science Center (formerly Science and Research Center) as well as renovate portions of the Administration Center. Guided by the university’s mission and vision, the Advancing Education, Transforming Lives campaign is an investment in experiential, hands-on learning that will be funded through three efforts: financing through an existing long-term relationship with the university’s banking partner, a strategic spend in cash reserves and a fundraising campaign. Following the
renovation of the building’s existing 33,426 square feet and the construction of an additional 14,400 square feet, the updated Fuhr Science Center will house state-of-theart anatomy labs, a simulated imaging center, Anatomage Tables, technique labs, faculty offices, and additional student collaboration and study areas—all important and necessary features as the university continues to expand its degree programs and enroll even more students in the College of Chiropractic, College of Health Sciences and the newly formed College of Health Professions. This college will house all non-DC degree programs that are based in person, including the Master’s in Athletic Training, and future degree programs with 51 percent or more of face-to-face instruction. Construction will begin in 2022.
“This campaign will transform our spaces to support students and increase emphasis on the elements of the Logan academic experience—anatomy, technique and clinical methods—that prepare our graduates for the patient care of tomorrow,” said Logan President Clay McDonald, DC (’82), MBA, JD. “On behalf of the university and its future students, we are incredibly grateful to Arlan and Judi Fuhr for their generous support in helping us launch this initiative.” Dr. Fuhr, founder and chairman of Activator Methods International and co-inventor of the Activator Adjusting Instrument and the Activator Method chiropractic technique—the world’s most widely used instrument adjusting chiropractic Continued on page 9
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Dr. Clay McDonald with Judi Fuhr and Dr. Arlan Fuhr
Anatomy Lab Amphitheater
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MI S S I O N F O R WA R D Continued from page 7 technique—has remained connected to Logan throughout his career. In the 1970s he was one of 70 alumni who donated $5,000 to raise the $350,000 down payment for the purchase of Logan’s current campus property. From 1981 to 1991, he served on the Logan Board of Trustees as finance chairman. In 2016 he volunteered to chair the Forever Chiropractic, Forever Logan campaign, the first perpetual scholarship that benefits both current and future Logan chiropractic students.
“Logan University provides a strong education rooted in science, research and evidence, and its graduates are solid and balanced in their practice. I’ve dedicated my career to innovation so that we as chiropractors can help patients improve their health, and it’s an honor to give back to the university that has given me so much,” said Dr. Fuhr. The lobby of the Fuhr Science Center will feature artifacts such as original Activator Adjusting Instruments donated by Dr. and Mrs. Fuhr.
“Any chiropractor wants what’s best for their patients, and I think Logan has always been good at inspiring its students and alumni to further the profession and in doing so provide the best care to patients,” said Judi Fuhr, CEO of Activator Methods International. “In supporting the campaign to renovate Logan’s facilities, we hope to help inspire and teach the future generation of chiropractic so that someday someone will come up with a new tool or technique that transforms patient care, as Arlan did with the Activator Method.”
Renovations and Additions Enhance Student Learning Once complete, the updated 47,826square-foot Fuhr Science Center will house: State-of-the-art Anatomy Labs An understanding of human clinical anatomy is an important element of chiropractic and health science education. Through the dissection of human cadavers, students discover the inner workings of the body and identify anatomical structures. The Advancing Education, Transforming Lives campaign includes the renovation of the existing 1,500-square-foot anatomy lab and the addition of a 2,850-square-foot lab. Each state-of-the art lab will have an associated lecture amphitheater to observe specimen dissection and prosection as well as additional areas for specimen preparation and storage.
force plate technology, which uses embedded sensors on a human torso model to provide students with immediate feedback on their performance in delivering spinal manipulation. This technology allows students to learn quickly to modulate all aspects of the adjustment and to modify these parameters for each type of patient, gaining competency in several adjustment techniques before putting hands on a patient. The Activator technique lab will be furnished with the latest electronic Activator instruments, which produce an electronic thrust of pressure at the touch of a button, helping prepare students for their entry into the field of chiropractic. Additionally, a rehabilitation lab will provide a hands-on training space for students in athletic training and human performance programs.
Anatomage Center Anatomage Tables are the most technologically advanced, 3D simulation systems available and are used by leading health care institutions throughout the world. This new virtual simulation space will accommodate two virtual dissection tables, allowing students to view real human anatomy to supplement their work in the Anatomy Lab.
Radiography Simulation Center The radiography simulation center will train students with equipment similar to that in the Norman W. Kettner, DC Imaging Center and commonly used in chiropractic offices. Additionally, this space will allow students supervised practice time outside of class with Logan’s well-qualified faculty.
Chiropractic Technique Labs Technique classrooms will be updated using the most current pedagogical methods and expanded to accommodate growing enrollment. Some classrooms will include
Student Collaboration and Study Areas Research has shown collaboration and study space help build a sense of community and meet the social and emotional needs of students. Identified as a growing need
through a 2019 campus space utilization study, the renovation will add a total of 1,800 square feet of community space to the campus footprint, providing greater opportunities for students to work together. Faculty Offices Updated offices will be adjacent to labs and classrooms to improve student access and provide privacy for one-on-one meetings. Updates to the Administration Center will include: Learning Resource Center and Administration Entry After being remodeled, the Learning Resource Center and Administration Center lobby will have more open space, increased student study areas and collaboration space, an updated bookstore and a coffee shop. Classrooms Classrooms will be updated to better reflect current best practices in pedagogy, allowing for small group learning, classroom interaction and applied application of learning along with updated technology. Student Collaboration Spaces Student collaboration spaces will be added throughout the building, and existing studentcentered spaces, such as entrance spaces, library, testing center, video studio and student union, will be updated. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2021 9
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Integrated Health Care Resident Works to Overcome Barriers in Access to Care Each year a Doctor of Chiropractic is chosen to participate in Logan’s Integrated Health Care residency. An extremely competitive program, this position is open to any DC eligible for licensure or with a license in the state of Missouri who has graduated from an accredited chiropractic program and has a passion and desire to work in integrated clinical settings such as community-based health centers and hospitals. Residents rotate through Logan’s multidisciplinary health care partners including Affinia Healthcare, CareSTL Health, the Mercy JFK Clinic and the St. Louis County Department of Health. Jevinne Khan, DC (’20), Logan’s integrated health care resident for 2021, said she is grateful for the opportunities and experiences she’s had in this role that she would not have been afforded elsewhere. “I have always had a deep desire to be involved in integrated health care, as I believe it’s one of the most Dr. Jevinne Khan effective ways for myself and other chiropractors to help people,” said Dr. Khan. “Working in these types of settings allows us to reach patient populations that wouldn’t otherwise be able to receive chiropractic care.” One of Dr. Khan’s rotations was with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), an organization committed to improving health care access, health outcomes and health equity 10 FALL 2021 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
in St. Louis. The RHC provides health care coverage to the “safety net” population—a group of underserved and underinsured St. Louisans—through its Gateway to Better Health program. Recently the RHC expanded this program to include services related to physical function like chiropractic care, occupational therapy and physical therapy. “A large portion of my three-month rotation with the RHC entailed developing a white paper that documents the implementation of physical function services into community health centers to address the chronic pain epidemic,” Dr. Khan said. “The project details the importance of integrating these services into the primary care model and provides a blueprint so community health centers beyond the St. Louis region can implement them.” When the paper is complete, Dr. Khan and her team hope to share it with professionals across the country, including national associations in the chiropractic, occupational therapy and physical therapy fields, and the Missouri Primary Care Association. “This exposure is necessary to highlight the importance of providing evidence-based, non-pharmacological treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing chronic pain as a public health epidemic,” Dr. Khan said. Providing these services at primary care clinics may help overcome barriers to care often encountered by underserved populations, as these individuals tend to be disproportionately affected by chronic musculoskeletal pain and are less likely to receive adequate care. “My experiences as a student and a resident have provided me with a greater appreciation for the complex nature of chronic pain and the social determinants of health that influence its outcomes,” Dr. Khan said. “This residency has helped me become a better health care provider by enhancing my understanding of community health systems and the barriers that exist to access adequate health care and by broadening my knowledge of resources available to complement my work as a chiropractic physician.”
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Health Centers Awarded Grant for Medicaid Expansion Outreach and Enrollment in Hispanic Community Recognizing the need to eliminate health disparities for Hispanic communities in Missouri and in light of the recently approved Medicaid expansion in the state, Logan University Health Centers received a Medicaid expansion outreach and enrollment grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health that will be used to employ a full-time Medicaid expansion outreach coordinator for 18 months. Working primarily at the Logan University Health Center at the Stephen A. Orthwein Center at Paraquad, the outreach coordinator, who has yet to be hired, will focus on educating the Hispanic community about the expansion of Medicaid in the state, eligibility requirements, the enrollment process and where to access care. The priority group for this project will be the Hispanic community in the City of St. Louis with a secondary focus on Spanish-speaking populations in St. Louis County and St. Charles County. In the three-county area, U.S. Census population estimates for 2019 show a total of 54,214 individuals identifying as Hispanic. Of these Hispanic individuals, 8,369 reported having no health insurance; 9,254 reported incomes below the poverty level; and 10,013 reported speaking English less than “very well.” The Missouri Foundation for Health has demonstrated health disparities for Hispanic communities in Missouri in its April 2013 Health Equity Series. Hispanic disparities have also been documented throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the scarcity of COVID-19 information in Spanish from local and federal health departments. In November 2020, the Kaufman Family Foundation documented growing losses in health insurance coverage for Hispanic people nationally. Consequently, Medicaid expansion outreach and enrollment is a crucial step in meeting the health care needs of this underserved population, including Spanish-speaking individuals who may be immigrants or refugees, are unfamiliar with the U.S. health care system, have limited proficiency in English, and/or have limited computer proficiency and internet access at home. Led by Patricia Estrada, DC (’99), a Spanish-speaking clinician and Hispanic community member, Logan’s Health Center in St. Louis has purposefully built ties with the area’s Hispanic residents. The clinic regularly collaborates with local organizations such as STL Juntos, which was formed in 2020 to remedy deficiencies in COVID-19 outreach to the Hispanic community, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which has supported Hispanic small businesses and professionals in St. Louis since 1982. Logan’s Medicaid expansion outreach coordinator will work with these partners and more to disseminate information about Medicaid expansion through their websites, social media networks, electronic newsletters, regularly scheduled meetings and community events. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
The Stephen A. Orthwein Center at Paraquad
Logan student intern Dustin Cunningham and Dr. Patricia Estrada
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Blazing the Trail for Chiropractic Pediatrics: Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics Coming Fall 2022 As a leader in integrated health care, Logan is committed to enhancing and advancing the chiropractic profession. The new Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics program provides high-quality, clinically focused, specialized training for Doctors of Chiropractic who want to take their pediatric knowledge and expertise to a higher level. This degree program blends passion, excellence and leadership and is led by one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics, Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC. For over three decades, Dr. Hewitt has been treating children in her chiropractic clinic, specializing in the care of infants and
young children. In addition, she teaches pediatrics at the post-graduate level, has published scientific papers in peer-reviewed
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journals on the topic of pediatrics, and has been a leader both nationally and internationally for the specialty of pediatric chiropractic care. “Everything I’ve done professionally, beyond treating patients in my own practice, has focused on increasing access to highquality chiropractic care for infants, children and adolescents, as there are so many who either don’t have access or whose parents are unaware that such care can help children,” Dr. Hewitt said. “Launching this program presents an outstanding opportunity to further this goal.” Beginning in the fall 2022 trimester, the Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics degree is a part-time, two-year program hosted primarily online with one in-person practicum per year for hands-on learning. Students will gain a working knowledge and understanding of the anatomy, physiology, neurology and nutritional needs of pediatric patients; deepen manual therapy skills with training in spinal, cranial and extremity techniques specific for pediatric patients of various ages and stages of development; deepen their knowledge of pediatric diagnostic imaging; learn how to manage common and uncommon pediatric health conditions while appraising and assimilating scientific evidence; and dive into management of pediatric sports injuries and extremity conditions.
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“Logan is committed to excellence and evidence-based, collaborative care and is honored to progress the chiropractic profession by introducing the country’s first master’s degree in chiropractic pediatrics,” said Clay McDonald, DC (’82), MBA, JD, president of Logan University. Taught by highly experienced experts in their respective fields, Dr. Hewitt believes the Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics program shows how much the chiropractic profession has matured over the years. “Chiropractic now has over 12 specialties, which allows the profession to better support patients needing specialized care,” Dr. Hewitt explained. “Regarding pediatrics, all chiropractors are trained and able to treat children, but this program will allow for greater depth of knowledge and skills in pediatrics for those patients who require such expertise.” To participate in this program, applicants must have a DC degree and a chiropractic license in good standing. There is a path for international applicants with a DC-equivalent degree as well as a path for current DC students with advanced standing. “There has never been a master’s level program in chiropractic pediatrics in the U.S. As a result, this program will offer Doctors of Chiropractic who want to specialize in the field of clinical pediatrics a groundbreaking opportunity to not only learn from the best but also to receive a new depth of instruction with university level accreditation, and to graduate with an academic degree that is recognized across professions,” said Dr. Hewitt. “I am excited to see what this program’s graduates will do, how many children they will help and whose lives they will affect in a positive way.” To learn more about Logan’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics and to apply to the program, scan the QR code at right.
Power. Endurance. Speed. Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning Enrolling for Summer 2022 High-performing athletes deserve the most qualified, well-rounded athletic performance coaches. With a science-based, evidence-informed curriculum, Logan University will add a Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning to its award-winning lineup of degree programs, beginning summer 2022. Logan’s program is industry driven and developed and led by experienced, active leaders in athletic performance. Upon graduation from this one-year program, students will be prepared to sit for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam—the gold standard in athletic performance. “We’re working alongside experienced, highly respected coaches in athletic
performance, including Dr. Pat Ivey, Scott Bird and Dr. Bryan Mann to develop our curriculum,” said Brittany Ramirez, DC (’15), MS (’18), LAT, ATC, CCSP, program director of Logan’s Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning as well as Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation and team chiropractor for Mizzou Athletics. Continued on page 14
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C OL L E G E O F H EAL T H SCIENCES Continued from page 13 “Our graduates will be well prepared to apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance—whether that’s conducting sport-specific testing sessions, designing and implementing programs, or providing guidance on nutrition and injury prevention.” The program is online with a supplementary three-day, in-person Resistance Training & Conditioning weekend lab. Additional courses will cover exercise physiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology, program design and more. “Strength and conditioning coaches work long hours—often 60 hours a week or more—so it’s important that this program is offered online in order to be accessible,” Dr. Ramirez said. “Students can complete the program in one year, meaning they’ll be on their way to advancing their careers sooner than in other similar programs.” Scott Bird, CSCS, RSCC*E will oversee the field experience courses, which offer hands-on opportunities to immerse students in an athletic performance setting such as in private gyms or high school, collegiate and professional athletics. Scott has more than 30 years of experience implementing strength and conditioning programs for multiple collegiate sports and has participated in 22 championship and bowl experiences. “The opportunity to acquire an advanced degree in strength and conditioning combined with hands-on experience to apply the knowledge gained is a great way for a student to set themselves up for success in the field,” said Scott. “The field experience courses give students a great head start on being able to combine the science and the art of being a strength and conditioning coach.” With a projected job growth of 11 percent between 2018 and 2028, Logan-educated strength and conditioning coaches may find careers in high school, collegiate, semiprofessional and professional athletics; training facilities and private gyms; with military and first responders; physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics; education; research and more. 14 FALL 2021 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Ken Leistner Memorial Scholarship Honors Strength Training Legend In honor of the late Kenneth Evan Leistner, DC (’80), worldrenowned chiropractor and strength and fitness coach— “Dr. Ken” to those who knew him—Logan University has established the Dr. Ken Leistner Memorial Scholarship, which will award $1,000 to one strength and conditioning student every trimester. Over five decades, Dr. Ken pioneered a unique brand of high-intensity training, worked and consulted with celebrities and professional athletes, and was a prolific writer and expert in multiple fields. His techniques and philosophy are followed by members of the powerlifting and fitness community to this day, and he is remembered fondly for his uncompromising work ethic and commitment to bettering himself and others. Dr. Ken’s wife, Kathy, a Big Ten Conference multisport athlete, champion powerlifter and Dr. Ken Leistner bodybuilder, and Taekwando Black Belt holder, and daughter, Bariann, were instrumental in establishing the scholarship. To donate to the Dr. Ken Leistner Memorial Scholarship and share your memories of Dr. Ken, scan the QR code at right.
“Strength is absolute. It’s unequivocal. It’s true. Either you have it or you don’t. You can call upon it and use it or you cannot.” – Dr. Ken Leistner
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Logan Aces St. Louis Disc Golf Open Professional and amateur disc golf players from across the United States came to Logan University to compete in the St. Louis Disc Golf Open September 17-19. With more than 440 participants, this A-tier tournament was the largest disc golf competition Missouri has ever hosted. Logan’s 18-hole, 2-mile course featuring elevation changes and several water features challenged even the professional and highest ranked amateur players. It is currently one of the top-rated courses in the St. Louis metropolitan area, ranking 4.2 out of 5 stars on UDisc, an app used by hundreds of thousands of disc golfers. Tournament Director Jeff Irwin, president
of the St. Louis Disc Golf Club and Logan’s volunteer disc golf course captain and advisor, was instrumental in making the event a success. Pat Mehal, a trimester 4 Doctor of Chiropractic student and club captain of Logan’s Disc Golf Club, competed in the tournament as a Logan sponsored student-athlete. “Being around such developed players
in the tournament pushed the limits of my game to new heights,” Pat said. “I loved the camaraderie of the competitors and the atmosphere of the event. I cannot wait to represent Logan next year in the Open.” Free to play, Logan’s disc golf course is open to students, staff and the community from dawn to dusk.
More than 440 participants took part in the St. Louis Disc Golf Open, making it the largest disc golf competition ever held in Missouri. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
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Logan Grad Is First to Open Chiropractic Clinics in Walmart Stores Across U.S. Janelle Farris, DC (‘06) was raised in a business-minded family. Over time, she’s adopted the same entrepreneurial mindset, always looking for ways to start her own business and be her own boss. Over a year ago, after moving to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the idea for her latest business venture sprouted: Open chiropractic clinics within Walmart stores across the country. “I went into a Walmart in Murfreesboro and saw an open lease space inside the store and thought about how perfect a location it would be for a chiropractic clinic,” Dr. Farris said. “I called the phone number listed on the sign, but it was out of service.” Determined to succeed, she didn’t let that stop her. “I started calling every distributor I could think of who sold their products at Walmart. I got bounced around a lot but eventually was put in contact with a businessman who opened veterinary clinics inside
Walmart locations around the country,” said Dr. Farris. “He was a huge help, and I ended up getting in contact with Walmart’s health and wellness department.” Dr. Farris pitched her business plan to Walmart’s team, but they passed on the opportunity. She was disappointed but not discouraged. Instead, she started brainstorming ways she could get a second chance to present her ideas. “I went to the closest Walmart to my house, told the manager my situation and asked if I could work as a janitor at his
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store,” Dr. Farris said. “He agreed, and I started cleaning Walmart.” Then, as an official employee, she reached back out to Walmart’s corporate leasing office with her employee identification number and asked for a second chance. Walmart agreed, and Dr. Farris pitched her presentation again. This time, she got a yes. The home location in Murfreesboro, Tennessee—called “the BACKSPACE”—is up and running, and Dr. Farris is determined to keep growing. She’s thankful for her partners at IMAC Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMAC). The partnership will launch 10 the BACKSPACE locations this year and can be found online at Back.co. “Two of the locations I’m most excited about are in Florida, near Disney World, and in Chesterfield, Missouri, down the street from Logan’s main campus,” said Dr. Farris. “I really want the Chesterfield location to be a teaching clinic for Logan to utilize and train students. I learned so much from my professors and experiences at Logan, and I want other students to have access to the same great learning opportunities that I did.” For this reason, Dr. Farris said her goal is to spend time with every doctor she hires at each location. “This project is so important to me, and I want to make sure we’re hiring people who will serve our patients to the absolute best of their ability,” said Dr. Farris. “I’m so excited to see how much this will grow!”
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Chiropractic is a Crocker Family Affair Chiropractic is the family business for the Crockers, so it’s no surprise that Jacob Crocker, DC (’16) was named 2021 Chiropractor of the Year by the Missouri Chiropractic Physicians Association (MCPA). “I was incredibly honored and shocked by this win, especially as it is a nomination by peers,” he said. “Chiropractic has been a cornerstone of our family for decades, and it’s rewarding to be recognized with this award.” Dr. Crocker’s parents, Jack Crocker, DC (’82) and Melani Crocker, DC (’84), met while students at Logan and have been practicing for almost 40 years in Lebanon, Missouri, where they were both born and raised. As a child, Dr. Crocker witnessed the influence his parents had on their community and their dedication to their patients. “My parents have had patients for more than 20 years, and I saw firsthand the positive impact that chiropractic had on their physical and mental health,” Dr. Crocker said. “It inspired my sister and me to follow in their footsteps.” Dr. Crocker was also an avid athlete, running cross country and track, and had many injuries that caused him to seek chiropractic care to improve his performance.
After completing his undergraduate studies in southern Missouri, he attended Logan University, where he met his wife, Jessica Crocker, DC (‘16). Upon graduation, they moved to Springfield, Missouri, where they live with their two children and both continue to practice. Currently, Dr. Crocker is studying to become a certified functional medicine practitioner and is a partner at Zeal Integrated Health with founder Jason Crockett, DC (‘00). “Our practice at Zeal Integrated Health is very focused on functional medicine as well as patients with chronic autoimmune conditions, diabetes and thyroid issues,” said Dr. Crocker. Dr. Crocker’s sister, Tabitha Ogle, DC (‘11), who suffered from scoliosis as a child, also saw the impact of chiropractic in her life and what the career meant to her parents and their community. She attended Logan and now lives and practices in Waynesville, Missouri, along with her husband, Shane Ogle, DC (‘12). “The desire to help people and play a part in their overall wellness definitely runs deep throughout our family,” Dr. Crocker said. “We all want to change the face of health care, and we are making it a family affair.”
Dr. Jacob Crocker with his wife, Dr. Jessica Crocker
Dr. Jacob Crocker (center) with his parents, Dr. Melani Crocker (left) and Dr. Jack Crocker
The Crocker family enjoying a beach vacation in Destin, Florida LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
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Logan Bids Farewell to Plant Superintendent Bill Wharton After 18 Years of Service After nearly two decades working to maintain, preserve and innovate Logan University’s sprawling 112-acre campus, Plant Superintendent Bill Wharton is retiring in December 2021.
Plant Superintendent Bill Wharton
Bill started working at Logan in 2003 after responding to a job listing in the newspaper. He spent four years as a maintenance supervisor, then was promoted to plant superintendent in 2007 when his boss retired. “I oversee general campus maintenance, which includes security, custodial work and the grounds crew,” said Bill. “I’ve also been lucky to be part of quite a few improvement projects over the years, including the construction of the Purser Center; the renovation of the Tower, quad and Learning Resource Center; updating our boiler and HVAC systems and more.” The shelves in Bill’s office are lined with hard hats, a testament to the never-ending work happening to sustain and improve Logan’s campus. Bill is responsible for the 18 FALL 2021 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
installation of hundreds of solar panels long hours and hard work worth it.” on the roofs of nearly every building on For the last 18 years, Bill has been campus, which supplements about 3 percent committed to following the adage of leaving of the campus’ electricity. He also installed a place better than you found it. four charging stations in one of Logan’s “A lot about Logan’s campus has parking lots to accommodate the recent rise changed since I started working here, but in electric cars, with the infrastructure in something that has remained constant is place to expand to 10 stations in the future. all the incredible people,” Bill said. “One of “Something I love about this job is my favorite parts of this job has been being constantly being challenged by new tasks,” surrounded by some of the kindest people Bill said. “I’m always learning and looking I’ve ever met. I’m definitely going to miss for new ways to take care of campus having students or faculty members pop in or make improvements to benefit the my office to catch up or say hello.” Logan community.” Although Bill is sad to leave Logan, he’s While much of the work Bill and his team excited to retire and spend more time with complete may occur behind the scenes, his wife. they keep the university running. When “We love to camp, and we have a few reminiscing on the past 18 years with vintage Airstreams we’ve refurbished over Maintenance Supervisor Bob Holzschuh, the years, so we’re both looking forward for example, Bill and Bob recalled a time to spending more time traveling,” Bill said. when the power went out across the entire “Plus, Logan won’t be able to get rid of me campus as students were preparing to take that easily! I’ll be back on campus visiting or their Part IV chiropractic board exams. helping out whenever I can.” Thanks to generators and a little ingenuity, the crew managed to get the power back on in time for the exams. “The students were so kind and thankful,” said Bill. “That always makes the Bill was a part of several improvement projects over the years.
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Business and Career Partnerships Fuel Student, Industry Success With more than 11,000 alumni around the world, Logan University graduates are certainly making a difference. Logan’s partners have been and always will be a vital part of its campus and community, and as such, the Office of Institutional Advancement is introducing a new, holistic engagement opportunity for businesses and organizations to make a lasting impact. The Business and Career Partnership Initiative invites organizations to join with Logan to positively impact current Logan students and the thousands of future patients Logan alumni and students will treat. As a higher education institution developing the health care leaders of tomorrow, Logan is committed to ensuring its students are trained using state-of-the-art, effective techniques and equipment. Donations from Business and Career Partners will fund ongoing improvements in Logan’s curriculum, facilities and equipment to help ensure the university’s dedication to excellence continues. Business and Career Partners will be honored as organizations that care deeply for Logan and will be acknowledged in a number of ways throughout the year, including recognition in The Tower and e-newsletters as well as invitations to special events. To learn more about the initiative, including the various sponsorship levels and associated benefits, scan the QR code at right or contact Logan’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 636-230-1877 or Development@Logan.edu.
Fern Valley Chiropractic
For the last 21 years, Fern Valley Chiropractic has been providing chiropractic care in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded by Steven Jones, DC (’99), the multi-doctor practice focuses on treating the spine and extremities in a family chiropractic setting. “Our practice is always looking for great talent to join myself and our two associates, who are also Logan graduates,” said Dr. Jones. “I believe it is more important than ever to plug back into our alma mater and continue to deepen the relationship with the school; becoming a career partner was the best way to do so. It gives us a deeper connection to the goals Logan University has for our profession. We are very excited for what is to come.” Fern Valley Chiropractic also hosts trimester 9 and 10 Logan students as part of the Preceptorship Program. This allows them to engage with
Dr. Miranda Bunge (‘15)
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Dr. Kolton Chapman (‘17)
Dr. Steven Jones
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students who are nearing graduation for associate level positions at the clinic. Dr. Jones has plans to hire up to three more associates in the next year. “Our busy office offers unparalleled experience for new chiropractors. We have a very specific system we use to onboard associates, which helps reduce the learning curve. We take great pride in this, as it allows for greater success in a much shorter period of time,” said Dr. Jones. The career partnership with Logan will also allow Dr. Jones to mentor recent graduates on the business side of running a chiropractic office. “Even if a student is not a good fit for my practice, my passion is helping graduates prepare for their dream positions,” said Dr. Jones. “My job is not just to train new doctors clinically; teaching them business lessons I have learned over the past 21 years is just as important to set them up for success.”
Aligned Modern Health
When Bill Fiely and his business partners founded Aligned Modern Health 10 years ago in Chicago, they had a mission in mind: to transform lives for the better. Now, with 18 locations across Chicagoland, they offer patients integrative health care with a purpose by providing chiropractic care, functional medicine, nutritional counseling, acupuncture
Dr. Blake Butler (‘16)
and massage therapy. “We put the patient first, and our team treats biomechanical and autoimmune issues and everything in between,” said Bill, co-founder. “Our approach is outcomedriven and evidence-based, which provides a great connection between our practice and the patient.” This alignment in mission and philosophy is what led to a partnership with Logan. “The Logan curriculum and training set graduates up for success,” said Delilah Renegar, DC, MD, director of functional medicine and physical medicine at Aligned Modern Health. “We look for the best of the best, and Logan students definitely stand out, so we hope to include more at our practice.” Aligned Modern Health has 40 physical and functional medicine chiropractors throughout its clinics, including two Logan graduates. In addition, it is working on fine-tuning its Preceptorship Program, focusing on active care and providing a great experience for DC students in an integrated setting. “We offer many opportunities for students and recent graduates; there is no faster way to learn than working amongst a collaborative group providing patients what they are seeking, which is individualized care,” said Bill. “We are working to move the needle and make an impact on the whole profession.”
Dr. Nikole Hunter (‘11)
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Thanks to more than 400 attendees, 16 sponsors and 40 exhibitors, Logan University hosted another successful Symposium September 16-19 on campus and at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. The event featured presentations from 23 chiropractic and health care experts who addressed topics ranging from chiropractic care for adolescents and pregnant patients, microbiome in gut health, cybersecurity, and preventing medical errors during a pandemic. New this year, the President’s Roundtable
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Discussion with Clay McDonald, DC (’82), MBA, JD and John Scaringe, DC, EdD focused on the future of the chiropractic profession and educating the next generation of Doctors of Chiropractic. Christine Goertz, DC, PhD was named this year’s recipient of the Dr. Beatrice B. Hagen Award for her work advancing chiropractic through the Spine Institute for Quality (Spine IQ), which she founded with the goal of defining quality, demonstrating value and building trust among those concerned with
spine care. Additionally, Richard M. Bruns, DC (’80), FICC, Norman W. Kettner, DC (‘80), DACBR, FICC, and William D. Purser, DC (‘53) were announced as the inaugural recipients of the Spirit of Logan Distinguished Alumni Award, which represents the highest distinction bestowed upon alumni for their accomplishments and for making a significant, lasting difference to Logan. The next Symposium will be held April 13-16, 2023, at St. Louis Union Station and Logan University.
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Research Examines Dietetic Program Directors’ Perceptions of School Nutrition Competencies Before graduating from Logan’s Doctor of Health Professions Education (DHPE) program in August 2021, Tandy Blackwell, DHPE, RDN, Dr. Tandy Blackwell LD, FAND, SNS completed an applied research project that evaluated dietetic program directors’ perspectives of school nutrition competencies. Since becoming the coordinator of child nutrition at Athens City Schools in Athens, Alabama, and a preceptor providing hands-on training to dietetic interns, Dr. Blackwell has developed a passion for advancing the education of school nutrition professionals, whose responsibilities include planning, administering, implementing, monitoring and evaluating school nutrition programs to ensure meals are nutritious, age-appropriate, appealing and cost-effective. “Registered dietitians [RDNs] are uniquely qualified to become school nutrition directors because of their skills in communication, education, nutrition program management and foodservice management, but RDNs work in less than 10 percent of all U.S. school districts,” Dr. Blackwell said. “This statistic made me curious about what universities are doing to prepare students for careers in school nutrition management.” Through her research, Dr. Blackwell wanted to ascertain the perceptions of dietetic program directors about the extent of school foodservice management competencies incorporated into their curriculums. She also aimed to explore the nature of supervised school nutrition 24 FALL 2021 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
rotations offered to students enrolled in dietetic programs. To do so, Dr. Blackwell analyzed the curriculums of 17 accredited dietetic programs in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee using the 23 school nutrition competencies in 10 functional areas established by the Institute of Child Nutrition, formerly known as the National Food Service Management Institute. She also evaluated any school nutrition management supervised rotations the programs offered. She found only seven programs provided a school nutrition management course or a school nutrition management or foodservice supervised rotation. Of those seven, one dietetic program met 21 competencies in six functional areas, and another dietetic program met 14 competences in six functional areas. These two programs met school nutrition competencies in four common functional areas. Dr. Blackwell also created and distributed a survey to each program director that consisted of 33 questions about how they met each of the 23 school nutrition competencies, if at all. Of the five responses she received, four program directors met nine competencies in six functional areas, and the type and length of supervised rotations differed. “Interestingly, the only thing these program directors had in common was that they all appeared to rely on their dietetic practicum, hospital foodservice or school foodservice rotations to ensure specific school nutrition competencies were met for their dietetic students,” Dr. Blackwell said. “This was surprising to me because it seems program directors are counting on those who may be unaware of this expectation to ensure their students are competent in school nutrition.” Based on her research, Dr. Blackwell recommends using the 23 school nutrition competencies to develop standards and
“Registered dietitians are uniquely qualified to become school nutrition directors because of their skills in communication, education, nutrition program management and foodservice management, but RDNs work in less than 10 percent of all U.S. school districts. This statistic made me curious about what universities are doing to prepare students for careers in school nutrition management.” – Dr. Tandy Blackwell protocols in dietetic programs. She also believes it’s important to educate both dietetic program directors and school nutrition management preceptors about each competency. “I’ve been working in the field of school nutrition management for 17 years, and I wasn’t aware of these competencies until I started this project,” Dr. Blackwell said. “Because the pressure is on school nutrition preceptors to make sure students understand each competency, dietetic program directors need to communicate with school nutrition preceptors in order to be on the same page. This will be an important step in ensuring our future school nutrition professionals are prepared for this rewarding career.”
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Using the Biopsychosocial Model to Care for Patients with Chronic Primary Pain of the Spine Norman W. Kettner, DC (’80), DACBR, FICC, dean of research and professor emeritus of Logan’s Department of Radiology, Timothy Williamson, Dr. Norman W. Kettner DC (’19), Chandler Bolles, DC (’19) and Nicholas Hedges, DC (’19) authored a two-part study that aimed to characterize the nature of chronic primary pain of the spine and provide clinicians with a framework for an improved, integrative approach to patient care that adopts concepts from the biopsychosocial model. Parts 1 and 2 of the study “Chronic Primary Pain of the Spine: An Integrative Perspective” were published in Springer Nature Comprehensive Clinical Medicine in January 2021. Part 1 consists of a review of 112 articles surrounding current models of nonspecific low back and neck pain, especially chronic and disabling pain, including differential diagnosis, risk factors, etiology and pathophysiology.
“By using the biopsychosocial model, clinicians can address not only the biological factors, but the psychological and social components to effectively treat chronic primary pain of the spine.” – Dr. Norman W. Kettner LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
According to the study, chronic primary pain occurs in one or more anatomic regions, persists or recurs for more than three months, is associated with significant emotional distress or functional disability, and cannot be better explained by another condition. Patients can have a genetic predisposition or exhibit psychological risks, and socioeconomic status and cultural differences can play a significant role. “Current evidence shows chronic back and neck pain is manifested and perpetuated by myriad factors such as insomnia, poor diet, smoking and depression,” Dr. Kettner said. “This indicates it is essential for clinicians to understand the multidimensional array of biopsychosocial elements that might contribute to a patient’s condition.” Introduced in 1977 by George Engel, MD, the biopsychosocial model posits that biological, psychological and social factors all play a significant role in health and disease. “By using the biopsychosocial model, clinicians can address not only the biological factors, but the psychological and social components to effectively treat chronic primary pain of the spine,” Dr. Kettner said. Part 2 of the study draws from 136 articles to discuss the current management of chronic primary pain of the spine and presents ways clinicians can use the biopsychosocial model to improve patient care. It begins by analyzing the current state of spine care, including the use of invasive surgeries and opioid prescriptions that have proven to be ineffective and unsafe and that only focus on biological components. “Clinicians who treat patients using a biomedical reductionist approach are studying trees and failing to appreciate the forest,” Dr. Kettner said. “Psychosocial interventions play a dominant role in the management of chronic pain of the spine.” In alignment with the biopsychosocial
“Every patient has a unique and subjective chronic pain experience, so an individualized care plan must be administered. Clinicians should identify interventions that best suit their patient’s needs to optimize compliance, effectiveness, satisfaction and quality of life.” – Dr. Norman W. Kettner model, Dr. Kettner and his co-authors call for an integrative approach that minimizes intervention and maximizes results by attempting to induce a change in the painand health-related behaviors of patients with chronic primary spine pain. They advocate for providing treatment using a personalized plan consisting of various interventions including psychological approaches, adjunctive manual therapies, and coaching patients through self-care strategies such as rehabilitative exercises or relaxation-based methods. “Every patient has a unique and subjective chronic pain experience, so an individualized care plan must be administered, “Dr. Kettner said. “Clinicians should identify interventions that best suit their patient’s needs to optimize compliance, effectiveness, satisfaction and quality of life.” Scan the QR codes below to read Part 1 (left) and Part 2 (right) of the study.
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Para Powerlifter Jake Schrom at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics As he lined up with eight other lifters on the Tokyo Paralympic stage illuminated by hundreds of spotlights, para powerlifter Jake Schrom was anxious yet excited to compete at the sport’s highest level for the first time in his para powerlifting career. “It was a surreal feeling like, ‘Wow, I’m finally here.’ There were a lot of nerves, but once it was my turn to lift, the anxiety fled and I focused on what I was there to do,” Jake said.
During his first-ever Paralympic run representing Team USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP), Jake finished in sixth place in the men’s up to 107 kg category, reaching a new personal best of lifting 218 kg (480 lbs).
“It felt good to accomplish a personal best on the highest judging stage,” Jake said. “It’s always natural to look back and want to do better than you did, but overall it went better than I could have ever imagined.”
Para powerlifter Jake Schrom completes a successful lift during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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Jake Schrom celebrates a successful lift with Coach Jake Schrom in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village and USAPP High Performance Manager Mary Hodge.
After delaying the Olympic and Paralympic Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes from around the world reunited in Tokyo this summer to compete among the best of the best. “Despite the restrictions, it felt like you would imagine the Games would feel like,” Jake said. “Being in the village, where there were 4,400 total athletes from across the world, the majority of whom were disabled, was incredible because I never felt out of the crowd.” Para powerlifting is the world’s fastest growing Paralympic sport, and Jake said witnessing its advancement over the last decade has been gratifying. Jake, too, has grown significantly within the sport, which became a passion for him after a 2008 car accident resulted in his right leg
For the first time in his para powerlifting career, Jake Schrom competed in the Paralympic Games.
being amputated above the knee. Since then, when not working for his family’s tree service and landscaping business in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he has dedicated his life to building his rank and advancing to the Paralympics. “It took a week to come down from the emotional high of competing at the Paralympics, but I will always remember it because I’ve been training toward that goal for such a long time, and it was incredible to finally get that moment on the biggest stage,” Jake said. When Jake got word that he was invited to Tokyo 2020 after finishing in fifth place at the World Cup in Dubai, he began training both physically and mentally so as to not let the pressure get to him. “Before an event, I visualize the venue,
the platform and the judges to create an image in my mind,” Jake said. “It takes the nerves off the actual competition day because I already imagined it, so I’m able to channel the nerves in a good way without letting them affect me or my lifts.” Having reached his Paralympic goal, Jake now plans to switch gears in order to spend more quality time with his family. “I’m still getting better as an athlete, but I feel like I need to focus on domestic competitions where I can stay close to family,” Jake said. “There was tremendous buildup and anticipation going into the Paralympics, and then it was over in a flash. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to experience it.”
International Para Powerlifting Competition Coming to Logan Logan University will host the World Para Powerlifting Americas Open Championships, July 8-11, 2022. The competition, which will take place at the Purser Center and include 20 individual medal events and one mixed team event, is a mandatory qualifying event for the Americas athletes for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. This will be the first time an international competition for para powerlifting is hosted in the U.S. “This event is big, not only for our athletes here in the United States but for the sport and the Paralympic movement,” said Kelley Humphries-Mascoll, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP, executive director of Paralympic operations. “To be the first to host an event like this in the U.S. is an honor for our department, Logan and the community. We are looking forward to hosting the Pan American teams!” LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
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Logan Community Flourishes With Return of Campus Activities After more than a year of virtual learning, Zoom meetings and social distancing, the Logan community was eager for normal campus operations to resume during the fall 2021 trimester. Students like Paul Parrish, currently in trimester 4, are now able to enjoy many in-person experiences for the first time. “The first few trimesters were tough not intramural sports for his peers. He educates being in the same place as my classmates, his classmates on how to enroll for activities especially when starting a new program at a and how to safely participate by following new school,” Paul said. “My class did a good masking guidelines, and manages signups job of setting up Zoom study sessions and and behind-the-scenes work to ensure games working together, but we missed out on that run smoothly and teams have what they camaraderie of being in person for the first need. Through these roles, he strives to have year of working toward our degree.” Although Paul did his best to get involved from afar by becoming class president, he still felt like he was missing out on some events and activities. This trimester, he has enjoyed participating in clubs and getting to know his classmates outside of a computer screen. Nick Littzi, LAT, ATC, trimester 4 DC class vice president and athletic director, agreed the return to campus was something he had been looking forward to for months. “I’m excited to be on campus and meet so many of my classmates in Logan students working together in the Learning Resources Center person who I had only been interacting with online,” Nick said. “It’s definitely been a transition, but a positive impact on future Logan students. I’m glad to be surrounded by my peers, and “Now that the athletic department is I’m thankful for the groups I’m involved in back up and running, I’ve been getting a for keeping me busy and social after such a lot of suggestions for new activities from quiet year.” my classmates for activities like yoga and As the athletic director for his class, Zumba. This shows how excited everyone is Nick is responsible for overseeing club and to hang out with friends and be social and 28 FALL 2021 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
active again,” Nick said. “Through these roles, I strive to inspire leadership and have a positive impact on future Logan students.” Robert Powell, MS, ATC, CSCS, EMT, director of sports and activities, has also seen increased excitement from students about campus sports and activities. “I constantly have students asking when the next activity starts and looking to sign up as soon as registration opens,” Robert said. “It’s been really neat to see students start to form friendships and bonds with one another through athletics.” Over the summer, as certain on-campus activities resumed, intramural enrollment numbers were at or above prepandemic levels. Glen Kemper, MSEd, MBA, coordinator of fitness and recreation, credits this to students’ desire for normalcy. “Having these activities back in full swing has been great for campus morale, and it’s provided a sense of comfort for our students,” Glen said. “We’re here because of the students, so when they’re gone, everything feels quiet and empty. Now, with everyone back on campus, things have been lively and fun. These students bring so much incredible energy with them.” Those high energy levels were on display over the summer as Logan hosted one of the
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“Having these activities back in full swing has been great for campus morale, and it’s provided a sense of comfort for our students. These students bring so much incredible energy with them.” – Glen Kemper biggest events of the year. Pineapple Fest, an outdoor festival centered around the Lambda Kappa Chi volleyball tournament,
made its highly anticipated return in July after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. “For more than a decade, Logan has been hosting Pineapple Fest for students and their families, but this year we wanted to make it better than ever before,” said Renee Sample, MEd, student involvement coordinator. “We had catered food, yard games, fireworks and a whole lot of fun. Our goal was to provide a day for students to relax and enjoy time with their friends, classmates and families, and Pineapple Fest definitely delivered that experience.” The Logan community is deeply rooted in personal connections and student involvement. As campus life resumes, the sense of normalcy brought along with it is a welcome change after a quiet 18 months.
Winners of the Pineapple Fest volleyball tournament
Bryanna Hardin, Nick Littzi, Paul Parrish and Karmen Faucette (from left) enjoy spending time outdoors on Logan’s campus.
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Class of August 2021
Jill M. Whitman
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Vice President / Athletic Director
Tyler J. McNeil
Kathryn M. Bateman Secretary
Cory V. Bailey
Drew R. Bailey
Angeline Beato Taveras
Joshua T. Beezley
Nicholas L. Belden
Xavier S. Cooper
Johnny V. Elmurr
Nathan D. Garneau Bissett
Renee D. Gentle
Miranda L. Gile
Andrew R. Hill
Lance A. Hilton
Shelby N. Hummel
Kristen A. Katich
Nathan H. Lax
Madison L. Owens
Zachariah M. Penwell
Michael R. Ward
Gabrielle A. Muñoz
Lydia R. Schutzenhofer
Dzung Mimosa Nguyen Rianna M. Nicodemus
Adam S. St. Peter
Dakota J. Steed
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Doctor of Chiropractic Graduates
Lauren E. Garrison
Amanda E. Gifford
Alexa M. Smith
Esther L. Brown
Rosario R. Bruno
Grace C. Burden
Jacob R. Campbell
Allyson R. Clark
Anthony J. Gott
Dalton R. Grant
Francisco A. Guerrero Rivera
Leonard H. Hayes
Ricardo O. Hernández Guerrero
Daniel C. Leach
Brenda J. Mantz
Kevin I. Pisle
Thomas E. Resz
Joshua R. Waschak
Samuel R. Wetherell
Maddison A. McBurnie Christopher McDaniel
Ryan D. Ross
Caitlin J. Worsham
Mariah K. Montague
Jorge A. Sanchez
Maxmillian J. Sauer
David C. Schlinsog
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Reid Hunter Williams, Cum Laude
Human Biology David Michael Caplinger, Summa Cum Laude Shakquanda L. Cepeda, Magna Cum Laude Jessica Marie Collazo Leslee Ann Ke’alohi Deegan Zachary Ryan Frailey, Summa Cum Laude Skylar Renee Gibson, Cum Laude Darion Keener Ridge Andrew LaPlant, Magna Cum Laude Gwendolyn Rose Lyles, Magna Cum Laude Brandon Lee Martin Alexander Nguyen, Summa Cum Laude Michael Robinson, Cum Laude Corie Sembach Natasha J. Thompson Christopher S. Wheeler
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES
Life Science Melanie Isabelle Bishop Dalton Dwayne Crabtree Robbie Lynn Gattman Katey Hatter Ian Nanthavong, Cum Laude Kayla Neeper Nicholas Adam Westenberger, Summa Cum Laude
Applied Nutrition & Dietetics Sabrina Bordner* Kathleen Crank** Travis Michael Haen** Timothy Halverson Morgan Jarvi Health Informatics Logan C. Boggs** Nutrition and Human Performance Lauren Alibozek* Sharon Brecker** Sara Codd** Matthew R Detwiler Sean M. Earl** Chantelle Ferguson** Pauline Gerard** Noemi Gonzalez Sausen Hilweh-Sihweil** Evan Holley** Areanna A. Holley Pegah Hosseini** Je’Ne Nycole Jordahl, DC** Julia Melanie Kessel** Nicholas Lappen Kara B. Lewis Suzanne Madrid* Rashida A. Marshall Michelle L. Mattia** Latasha A. Monette-McKnight*
Tabitha Marie Myers** Brauc Palmer Sarah Caitlyn Parker* Marco Ranzi* Kasidy Trujillo Reina** Matthew L.G. Sablan* Ashley Scarbrough David Charles Schlinsog* Olivia Flowe Shurter Katherine Mary Sosa* Angela Tranice Spearman Kathryn M Uittenbogaard* Lianne M. Weller Rachel Wood** Sports Science and Rehabilitation Tawmie Denise-Sky Berry Keven Orlando Cabán Colón Richard Casella DaVonna Marie Cola Samuel D. Colby Thomas Bradley Davis Michael DeVries
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Jordan Forget Colleen Fraser Emily A. Hopkins Gunnar Lynn James Daryl Erika Jenkins Lauren Kimmerly Chance Kittle Steven Knappe Rachel Korczynski Michael Lawrence Madisyn Delaney Lee Jared Leifer Taylor Latrese McKoy Daniel McLaughlin Jake Means Kyla Meyers Matthew Tyler Monaco Klaudean Moncrief-Dozier Jacob Tyler Orndorff Aleska Natasha Pellot-Rosario Joseph Perez Martinez Marc Presley Kenneth E Rogers Kristin Satterly
RE COGNIZ ING SUCCE SS – CLAS S O F A U GU S T 2 0 2 1 Brittany Mikelle Scott Tyler B. Slamans Kiefer A. Sotomayor Colón Jala Stewart Julliana R. Tapia Gil Torres Vergne Cody A. Young
DOCTOR OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION DEGREE Tandy Louise Blackwell Sunnie DeLano Natacha Elizabeth Douglas L. Patrice McDaniel
STUDENT & FACULTY AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS Doctor of Chiropractic Academic Honors Cum Laude Rebecca Blake Leonard H. Hayes Madison Lynn Owens Thomas Eric Resz Dakota Steed Magna Cum Laude Rosario R. Bruno Grace Chandler Burden Renee Dominique Gentle Daniel Leach Maxmillian J. Sauer Joshua Ryan Waschak Samuel Robert Wetherell
Summa Cum Laude Kathryn Bateman Christopher McDaniel David Charles Schlinsog Jill Whitman Valedictorian Academic Excellence Award Jill Whitman Outstanding Faculty Awards College of Chiropractic Outstanding Pre-Clinic Faculty Award Jane Wibbenmeyer, DC College of Chiropractic Outstanding Clinic Faculty Award Quintin Murray, DC, MS University Basic Science Outstanding Faculty Award Meadow Campbell, PhD College of Health Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award Mark Gelsthorpe, PhD University Mission Awards Diversity and Inclusion Award Natacha Elizabeth Douglas Renee Dominique Gentle Francisco A Guerrero Rivera Evidence Informed Award Kenneth E Rogers Jill Whitman
Leaders Made Award Logan C. Boggs Sara Codd Samuel D. Colby Kathleen Crank Natacha Elizabeth Douglas Daniel Leach Maxmillian J. Sauer Natasha J. Thompson Logan RESPECT Award Xavier Shawn Cooper Natacha Elizabeth Douglas Service Award Travis Michael Haen Maddison A. McBurnie Maxmillian J. Sauer Natasha J. Thompson President’s Honor Roll Kathryn Bateman David Charles Schlinsog Jill Whitman
Hugh B. Logan Awards Hugh B. Logan Outstanding Staff Award Law Pickett, III Hugh B. Logan Outstanding Faculty Award Jane Wibbenmeyer, DC Hugh B. Logan Clinic Excellence Award Shelby Nicole Hummel Logan Legacy Award David Charles Schlinsog Father: Dr. Will Henry Schlinsog, Class of 1986
**With High Distinction *With Distinction
2021 Graduates LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
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Faculty and Staff News
at the Stephen A. Orthwein Center at Paraquad, who was selected to participate in the Hispanic Leadership Institute with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Congratulations to … Assistant Dean of the College of Chiropractic Kristina PetroccoNapuli, DC, MS, FICC, Dr. Kristina FACC, who Petrocco-Napuli was reelected to her second term as an elected councilor, CATEGORY 4: Employee of CCE-Accredited Doctor of Chiropractic Program/ Institution with the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). Dr. Petrocco-Napuli also holds a position on the Council Executive Committee as Councilor-at-Large. Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, dean of research and professor emeritus, was part of a team Dr. Norman W. that recently Kettner had their study, “Nonuniform gastric wall kinematics revealed by 4D Cine magnetic resonance imaging in humans,” published in the August 2021 issue of 36 FALL 2021 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
Neurogastroenterology & Motility
Neurogastroenterology & Motility. The study discusses a noninvasive assessment of gastric function using a 4-dimensional (4D, volumetric cine imaging), free-breathing MRI sequence with gadolinium-free contrast enhancement achieved through a food-based meal. In healthy subjects, the team successfully estimated multiple parameters describing gastric emptying, motility, and peristalsis propagation patterns. Patricia Estrada, DC (’99), assistant professor and lead clinician at the Logan University Health Center
Melissa Engelson, DC, DHPE, MS (’12), CSCS, DACBSP®, ICCSP, educational Dr. Melissa administrator, Engelson who received the 2021 Presidential Appreciation Award from the ACA Sports Council during its annual general meeting. Dr. Engelson was appointed to the Sports Council Bylaws Task Force in summer 2020 and is a medical advisor to U.S. Para Powerlifting.
Class of 2004 Indiana State Rep. Shane Lindauer, DC (R-Jasper), who was named Legislator of the Year by the Indiana State Chiropractic Association for helping more state residents access chiropractic and medical services. Class of 2006 and 2007
John C. Cho, DC (’06), DACBR, RMSK and Kenneth Reckelhoff, DC (’07), DACBR, RMSK, whose research titled “Sonographic evaluation of the degree of medial meniscal extrusion during Thessaly test in healthy knees” was published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. Both Drs. Cho and Reckelhoff trained as resident and fellow in Logan’s Department of Radiology.
Congratulations to …
Class of 2011
Class of 1966
Dr. Patricia Estrada
Dr. Lokmer played softball and basketball for Logan in the old St. Louis Business Schools league.
Dennis Lokmer, DC, CCSP, catcher for the Kolohe (“mischief makers”) of Maui, who took first place in their bracket in the Senior Softball Championship of Hawaii held August 3-5, 2021, on Kauai.
Ben Johnson, DC, MS, ICCSP, who was recognized by his Tennessee Chiropractic Association peers with the 2021 Rising Chiropractor of the Year Award for his outstanding achievements and service to his community and profession.
In Memoriam Class of 1950 Eric Lotz, DC January 2021 Class of 1960 Don Avron “Doc” Childress, DC January 19, 2020 Harold Hobday, DC July 8, 2019 Class of 1963 Paul Walton, DC June 7, 2021 Class of 1964 Michael Bernaix, DC August 13, 2020 Class of 1969 Michael Litynski, DC September 18, 2020 Class of 1978 Hampton V. Williams, DC August 4, 2021
Class of 1985 Kurt Ochsner, DC, BS (’83) September 22, 2021 Class of 1993 Carl Henry Makarewicz, DC August 24, 2021 Dr. Makarewicz previously served on Logan University’s Board of Trustees. Class of 1996 Craig R. Humphrey, DC August 2, 2021 Class of 1998 Jerald Jones, DC, BS (’12) August 3, 2021 We express our deepest condolences to Nichole Nichols, vice president of human resources, for the loss of her father, Larry Bonds, who passed away on July 8, 2021; and Fred Zuker, Logan University board member, whose wife, Melody Zuker, passed away on September 19, 2021.
Dr. Ben Johnson (center) with his wife, Dr. Lauren Johnson (left), their daughter Elin and Tennessee Chiropractic Association President Dr. Brock Martin
I N DU S TR Y U P DA TE
Chiropractic Organizations Look Ahead to In-person Events ACA Encourages Movement During National Chiropractic Health Month
This past October, American Chiropractic Association (ACA) members celebrated National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2021 with the theme “Keep Moving!” to encourage people to add more movement to their days. Dr. Michele Maiers Many have learned ACA President the hard way that lack of movement and physical activity can lead to weight gain, achy joints and more. Finding ways to move more enhances our physical health, stamina, mental health and feelings of well-being, helping us to “keep moving” through challenging times. During NCHM 2021, chiropractors shared information on the benefits of movement, recommended physical activity levels and gave advice on increasing daily movement. ACA Engage, the ACA’s annual conference, will take place February 2-5 in Washington, D.C., and virtually. Engage 2022 will feature education sessions, advocacy and leadership development opportunities, presentations by chiropractic experts and thought leaders, and information on Continued on page 38 LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2021 37
Chiropractic Organizations Look Ahead to In-person Events Continued from page 37 new advances in chiropractic. The event brings together doctors, students and industry leaders from across the country to network within the profession and with members of Congress. During ACA’s annual Advocacy Day, which occurs during ACA Engage, members will continue to advocate for the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 2654), reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. The bill would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to all Medicare-covered services that DCs are licensed by their state to provide. By late October, H.R. 2654 had already gained 97 cosponsors. For more information, visit HR2654.org.
FICS Launches Charitable Initiative to Bridge Gap in Care
students to assist them in their final year of study. Applications for the 2022 Student Scholarship, for which Logan University is a champion sponsor, closed in October, and winners will be announced soon. In support of the 2022 Emerging Student Scholarship, Erchonia Corporation donated a $7,400 XLR8 Handheld Cold Laser, and those who donated to FICS Charity were entered into a drawing to win. To stay connected and up to date on all the latest opportunities for courses, research and information as FICS remains dedicated to helping athletes achieve their optimal performance naturally, visit fics.sport and follow FICS on social media.
Logan Set to Host Global WFC Conference in November 2022 WORLD FEDERATION OF
The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic/ Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) is Dr. Keith Overland excited to launch FICS Secretary General FICS Charity, furthering the vision that “Every Athlete Deserves Access to Sports Chiropractic.” The charity supports student scholarships, volunteers at international sporting events and sports chiropractic research. FICS believes that an investment in today’s graduating students is an investment in the future of sports chiropractic, and for this reason FICS provides a range of support services to 38 FALL 2021 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
Despite ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) continues its work to advance Dr. Carlos Ayres awareness, WFC President utilization and integration of chiropractic internationally. Over the past several months, WFC has hosted a series of online regional forums to bring together national associations, educational institutions and other key stakeholders to share best practices and support the profession around the world. Logan University will play host to the 2022 WFC ACC Chiropractic Education Conference—the only global event of its kind. The conference, to be held
November 2-5, 2022, will focus on the provision of chiropractic education across the WFC’s seven world regions. Because of ongoing global travel restrictions, the WFC Biennial Congress was held online September 23-25. With over 60 plenary presenters, 50 platform research presentations and a digital poster exhibition featuring more than 80 studies, the Congress was hailed as a huge success. Participants heard keynote presentations from Dr. Nakela Cook, executive director of the PatientCentered Outcomes Research Institute; Steven George, director of musculoskeletal medicine at Duke University; and Dr. Yuka Sumi, medical officer in the World Health Organization’s ageing and health unit. Panel discussions focused on diversity, equity and inclusion; unifying principles in chiropractic; and the future of the chiropractic profession post-COVID, which was moderated by Logan President Clay McDonald, DC (‘80), MBA, JD. As the largest chiropractic scientific meeting in the world, the Congress presented groundbreaking research and included the WFC NCMIC Research Awards and the IBCE Poster Awards. Dr. Michele Maiers, president of the American Chiropractic Association, delivered The John A. Sweaney Biennial Lecture, and Dr. Efstathios Papadopoulos of Nicosia, Cyprus, Dr. Efstathios Papadopoulos was recognized with the WFC’s highest honor, the WFC David ChapmanSmith Honor Award. Once again, the WFC coordinated World Spine Day on October 16. More information can be found at www.worldspineday.org.
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P OS TG RAD U AT E EDU CA T IO N | November 2021 – April 2022 The Postgraduate Department is committed to our graduates’ ongoing development and is pleased to offer the following continuing education programs. Learn more about each seminar and register at www.Logan.edu. Please direct any questions or suggestions to email@example.com or 1-800-842-3234. On Demand Activator Technique Interactive Virtual Training Module 1: Basic Scan Protocol of the Activator Method Module 2: Upper Extremities Module 3: Lower Extremities GMP Fitness Elite Specialist Certification courses in a variety of sports, health, fitness, preventative and nutrition categories Live Programs Location is Logan University campus unless otherwise indicated. November 20-21 Basic Acupuncture – Session #3 Instructor: Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac Diplomate Acupuncture – Session #3 Instructor: Mary Jennings, DC, Dipl.Ac, LAc
December 4-5 Evidence-Informed Assessment and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders Instructor: Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, DC, MS, PhD Sponsored by NCMIC
February 5-6 The Holistic Family Practice – Session #1 Instructor: Mackenzie McNamara, DC, IHS, CACCP Diplomate Acupuncture – Session #6 Instructor: Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac
December 11-12 February 19-20 Basic Acupuncture – Session #4 Instructor: Gary Ditson, DC, LAc, DABCA Basic Acupuncture – Session #6 Instructor: Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac Diplomate Acupuncture – Session #4 Revolutionary Wellness: An Integrated Instructor: Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac Approach to Health Instructor: Robert Silverman, DC, January 15-16 DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, Basic Acupuncture – Session #5 CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR Instructor: Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac Sponsored by NCMIC Diplomate Acupuncture – Session #5 February 26-27 Instructor: Mary Jennings, DC, Dipl.Ac, President’s Series: Overview of Diversified LAc Extremities Technique Instructor: Anthony Miller, DC January 22-23 President’s Series: Overview of Activator March 5-6 Technique The Holistic Family Practice – Session #2 Instructor: Brian Snyder, DC Instructor: Mackenzie McNamara, DC, IHS, CACCP
Diplomate Acupuncture – Session #7 Instructor: Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac March 12-13 Basic Acupuncture – Session #7 Instructor: Mary Jennings, DC, Dipl.Ac, LAc Adjusting the Extremities and the Spine “The Wong Way” Instructor: Kevin Wong, DC Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc. April 2-3 The Holistic Family Practice – Session #3 Instructor: Mackenzie McNamara, DC, IHS, CACCP Diplomate Acupuncture – Session #8 Instructor: Mary Jennings, DC, Dipl.Ac, LAc April 9-10 Basic Acupuncture – Session #8 Instructor: Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac