Logan University Lays Groundwork for Future Growth in Sports Chiropractic

Logan Universityby David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP 

Logan University values integrated care opportunities for its students. Through partnerships with local organizations, students have been able to dip their toes into all the facets of chiropractic, from pediatrics to sports, and benefit from real-world experience before the diploma reaches their hands.

It was nearly 10 years ago that Logan first introduced the Master’s in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, a degree program that complemented the flagship Doctor of Chiropractic degree and offered a specialized focus for sports injury management.

As leaders in the area, we took on the responsibility of providing students the experience, training and confidence needed to work with modern-day athletes. Today, the sports science and rehabilitation program has made a name for itself in the area of athletic performance. Logan students are afforded the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary clinical settings with professional, collegiate and high school sports teams, while athletes benefit from chiropractic care designed to maximize performance and prevent injuries.

As our program and enrollment has grown, so has the number of partnerships with elite athletic programs at institutions such as the University of Missouri and Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

And we continue to lay the groundwork for future growth.

Last fall 2015, Logan began a partnership with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), providing an educational opportunity in a clinical sports medicine setting for Logan student interns, while simultaneously providing the benefit of chiropractic care to SIUE student athletes in conjunction with its current athletic training program.

Through the partnership, Logan student interns provide chiropractic care to SIUE student athletes under the supervision of Lacey Miller, DC, resident in Logan’s Human Performance Center, and other clinicians and Doctors of Chiropractic. This gives students an opportunity to work in an integrated setting with physicians and athletic trainers on SIUE’s campus, and work on a one-on-one basis with the student athletes themselves.

At SIUE, Logan interns work alongside Dr. Miller to provide care to 16 to 20 student athletes a week in a variety of sports, particularly women’s volleyball, soccer and basketball, and men’s soccer, wrestling, and, most recently, basketball. The interns visit the Edwardsville campus twice a week, allowing SIUE athletes the chance to receive follow-up care within the same week. In addition, we are working on expanding the partnership to include pregame care.

The result? Athletes receive immediate, personalized care and our students gain valuable knowledge in an integrated health care environment.

Not only is the partnership beneficial for both universities, but it is also beneficial for chiropractic as a whole. It validates chiropractic’s role in sports in providing the ability to maximize performance, but also in treating injuries and helping to prevent future injuries.

The more we work with the student athletes, the more we find that the athletes rely on us for care. The athletes, too, become more knowledgeable about chiropractic and how it can help their game. In short, the relationship with SIUE, and with other institutions and organizations we’ve partnered with, is health care integration at its finest.

Those who we work with say that the relationship is symbiotic in that it provides an educational opportunity for Logan students, while also benefitting SIUE with chiropractic care.

Logan has been successful at building relationships with top athletes who have the potential to be drafted into professional sports teams through consistent and quality chiropractic care, keeping them in top condition on and off the field. It’s a unique relationship in that we are not here to replace care provided by other health care professionals, but to augment and bring value to what athletes already receive.

Ensuring the success of future leaders in sports chiropractic is as much about providing the knowledge and tools to become skillful practitioners as it is about identifying the right integrated opportunities where we can make an impact. The need for sports chiropractic will, in fact, continue to grow as we make our presence more known through successful outcomes.



Email: [email protected]

Phone: 636-230-2703

Dr. David Parish is the Associate Dean Clinical Care and Director of Sports Science and Rehabilitation. He has extensive experience in chiropractic sports injury care and rehabilitation including work as a team physician with professional, college and high school sports teams, including serving as a Team USA chiropractic physician for the ParaPan American Games, 2012 Paralympics Games and, most recently, the 2016 Paralympic Games.Logan University

ChiroHealthUSA Helps Support the Chiropractic Profession with Donations Totaling over $1,000,000

ChiroHealthFlowood, Mississippi— February 16, 2017 — 

Dr. Ray Foxworth, president of ChiroHealthUSA has made it a top priority to give back to a profession that has given so much to him. In 2008, Dr. Foxworth made a commitment to donate a percentage of his company’s revenue to the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. As part of the agreement, he committed to donating a minimum of $15,000 each year. If the revenue percentage from his company did not meet this minimum, he would personally cover the difference. He did this for a few years as ChiroHealthUSA grew.

In 2014, he raised his minimum donation to $50,000 each year to both the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. ChiroHealthUSA also supports the profession with donations to 37 chiropractic state associations, the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters, and The World Federation of Chiropractic. In addition, he established the ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship in 2015.

On February 15, 2017, donations from ChiroHealthUSA surpassed the million-dollar mark. “There are no words that can truly explain what chiropractic means to me and what an incredible milestone this is for our company. From day one at ChiroHealthUSA, I wanted to give back to a profession that has meant so much to me and my family,” said Foxworth. “We all belong to chiropractic, and we all need to help, invest, and support the advancement of our profession.”

Upon hearing the news, Amy Hardin, the executive director for the Congress of Chiropractic state associations stated, “I was overwhelmed with excitement and emotion upon hearing the great news. I remember our first meeting like it was yesterday. If you have spoken with Dr. Foxworth for even a moment, you know that his enthusiasm and desire to support this profession is authentic.”

Founded in 2007, ChiroHealthUSA is a simple, compliant and profitable way for chiropractors to offer affordable care to their patients. Donations to support the profession are made possible by over 3,400 participating providers and over 448,000 families who utilize ChiroHealthUSA in their provider’s offices.


ChiroHealthUSA and the ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship are registered trademarks.

Learn from the Who’s Who of Functional and Lifestyle Medicine:

Don’t Miss CASI 2017 Healthcare Conference in San Francisco March 17-18th

Designs for HealthPalm Coast, Florida (February 15, 2017) Be at the forefront of functional medicine by attending the second annual CASI (Clinical and Scientific Insights) conference for healthcare practitioners on March 17-18th, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. Offering a unique educational experience packed with the latest insights fro
m the most respected, brightest minds in the industry, this one-of-a-kind event will inspire a new vision and path towards creating a more expansive healthcare system. CASI promises big ideas, compelling thoughts, emerging trends and pure inspiration.


The two-day innovative format ensures that attendees will get the most out of the CASI experience. Day one consists of dynamic, short-form 18-minute talks with speakers previewing what they will cover the following day. Day two, participants will choose one of two tracks where speakers will deliver detailed, didactic presentations with clinically applicable and usable interventions.


What you can expect:

  • Learn From the Best: Cutting-edge clinical and scientific insights from nine of the most forward-thinking minds
  • Personalize Your Learning: Choice of educational tracks, talks and topics that matter to you
  • Network and Socialize: Special evening events where you can meet with old friends and new, and mingle with attendees and presenters


“This year, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Bland, considered to be the father of functional medicine and a man that has deeply influenced my career, will be delivering the keynote speech,” says David Brady, ND, Conference Chair and Chief Medical Officer for Designs for Health. “This user-friendly format along with the impressive lineup of speakers makes CASI truly the only healthcare conference of its kind.”


Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged. Hotel discounts are available through

February 24th. Continuing education credit will be offered through the University of Bridgeport. Learn more and register now at www.casi2017.com.


CASI 2017 is made possible through its sponsors, Designs for Health and the University of Bridgeport.


Designs for Health, a family-owned professional brand, offers high quality dietary supplements and medical foods exclusively to health care professionals and their patients. Guided by their founding philosophy of “Science First”, the company holds an unwavering commitment to research-driven, synergistic formulations with meaningful quantities of therapeutic ingredients, maximizing the potential for successful treatment outcomes. For over 25 years, Designs for Health has been the healthcare professional’s trusted source for not only product innovation but leadership in clinical education and practice development solutions supportive to practitioners worldwide. To learn more, visit www.designsforhealth.com or call 800.847.8302.


California Chiropractic Association launches “Share the Love”

SharetheLove2Sacramento, CA (February 13, 2017) — Beginning today, the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) launches a week-long event titled “Share the Love” designed to help individuals better understand the benefits and safety of chiropractic care. Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, chiropractic practices across California will participate by offering their communities unique opportunities to experience what chiropractic has to offer.

What: “Share the Love” of chiropractic campaign

When:  Week of February 13-17, 2017

Where: Chiropractic offices throughout California

Why: To highlight the benefits, safety and efficacy of chiropractic care, especially as the opioid epidemic continues to climb.

“There are currently more than14,000 licensed chiropractors in California. By working together to ‘share the love’ of chiropractic, our goal is to inform the public about the ways chiropractic care increases well-being,” said CCA President Dr. Leslie Hewitt. “Individuals are increasingly choosing chiropractic care to alleviate pain and to experience an effective and drug-free path to better health.”

To learn more about what chiropractors are doing to ‘share the love’ or for an interview with a participating chiropractor, please contact [email protected].

About California Chiropractic Association:

Established in1928, the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) is a nonprofit organization that supports thousands of chiropractors and students across California. With 29 districts throughout the state, CCA is committed to its members


Life University
The LIFE Center for Seniors (LCS) at Life University is announcing a 50 percent membership fee for retired military veterans of 55 years of age or older. Regular annual membership fees for the LCS are $40.00, so the discount price for veterans is only $20.00.
The LCS was established in 1995 to provide services to senior citizens in the community who are interested in lifelong learning, self-improvement, health enhancement and connecting with fellow seniors, based on a vitalistic philosophy.
The LCS is more than just a senior center; it is a mutually beneficial environment that includes involvement with Life University students, faculty and staff, as well as outside volunteers and organizations. Run by volunteer members, the LCS offers a variety of programs and classes. Eight-week courses offered in the winter, spring, summer and fall afford older adults the opportunity to learn about and actively engage in fitness, wellness, nutrition, cooking and more.
Membership benefits include:
  • Participation in free guest lecture series
  • Use of Life University state-of-the-art Wellness Center
  • Use of the University’s Library
  • Use of the University’s five-mile walking/running trails
  • Discounted wellness and chiropractic care in the Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP) on the University’s campus – Free to individuals over the age of 65.
If you are 55 or older (or the spouse of a current member) and interested in improving your health, expanding your horizons and connecting with other mature adults in a learning and thriving community, contact the LIFE Center for Seniors.

LIFE Center for Seniors
(770) 426-2666
To sign up, visit LIFE.edu/about-pages/basic-information/life-center-for-seniors/ and click on the application listed under “Resources.”

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic  Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

Single Problem, Single Solution

Single Problem, Single SolutionFor 21 years, we have helped Chiropractors increase their success in their medical clinics; which why we created our “Single Problem, Single Solution” series.

Of late, more DCs have expressed their frustration about not standing out in town.  Hence, this book shows doctors how to create their “local expert” status; thus, transforming them into “go-to, must see” Chiropractors in their geographic area.

We teach doctors how to create or restructure their platforms and elevate their brands & reputations via mediums like radio, public access television and writing. Then, we teach them how to monetize their status into profitable exclusive marketing relationships.

Steven Cox and Claudio Gormaz have been helping Chiropractors build up their practices by teaching them how to get more and better patients for the last 21 years.  Scores of DCs have benefited from their strategies to create and/or build-up their brands, establish their local expert status, elevate their messages via in-depth and relevant content, and create fruitful and predictable advertising messages.  They have shared many of their strategies through hundreds of practice enhancing articles in over 110 national and regional publications.  They will gladly help you too!  They can be contacted through 530.492.9971, StevenVonLoren.com, or [email protected].


Activator Methods HQ

(PHOENIX) – Activator Methods International® (AMI), the industry-leading creator of the world’s most popular chiropractic adjusting instruments, has announced its move to a new, cutting-edge corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.

The new offices house Activator’s corporate team along with its sales, customer service, and fulfillment centers. Located in a busy high-tech business complex, the new location allows Activator to centralize and streamline its operation as demand for adjusting instruments, support materials and training continues to grow. The new corporate headquarters is also equipped with a full suite of high-tech communications equipment, including a boardroom that can host webinars and connect participants to video calls anywhere in the world.

In addition, the Activator campus – located close to Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport and less than ten minutes away from Arizona State University – meet another important criterion: keeping the company’s main office in the United States. Chairman and Founder Dr. Arlan W. Fuhr said, “Although we are a global business and we employ instructors and distributors around the world, I’m proud to say that Activator Methods was founded here in America and will stay here in America for the long term.”

CEO Judi Fuhr added, “We’re very pleased to announce our new location. It is the perfect way to launch Activator’s 50th anniversary celebration.”

Activator’s new corporate address is 3822 East University Drive, Suite 5, Phoenix, Arizona 85034. The telephone number and main email address remain the same: (800) 598-0224 and [email protected].

Activator Methods International® is home to the full line of Activator® instruments and the Activator Method® of chiropractic instrument adjusting. Founded on the principles of clinical research, Activator Methods International has been providing chiropractic care, resources and training since 1967. For more information please visit www.activator.com.

American College of Clinical Electrodiagnosis

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World Renowned speakers in Electrodiagnosis & Neurophysiology

Orlando, FL March 31-April 2nd

Orlando, FL— February 1, 2017The American College of Clinical Electrodiagnosis announces its premier symposium featuring world renowned speakers in electrodiagnosis and neurophysiology including Jun Kimura, MD, Sanjeev Nandedkar, PhD, Michael Pulley, MD, PhD, and Jerry True, DC, FIACN.  The American College of Electrodiagnosis is affiliated with the American Chiropractic Association as a college under the ACA Council of Chiropractic Physiologic Therapeutics and Rehabilitation.

18 Hours of Continuing Education in Electrodiagnosis/Neurology

Continuing education sponsored by National University of Health Sciences.  18 CE hours in neurology approved through CAGEN for the DACNB and through IBCS/IACN for the DIBCN/DIBE yearly CE requirement

Date and Location

March 31st– April 2nd , 2017: Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort, Florida

Special Wyndham Resort Room rate: $149.00 plus fees/taxes, mention ACA Rehab

            Symposium, limited rooms available at this price.  Visit www.acce-edu.com for details and link to hotel.

Symposium Fee

Early registration fee (by March 1, 2017):$495 for 18 credit hours. Late Registration fee: $545


Link to ACCE symposium registration page, speaker details, schedule/syllabus and hotel information visit http://www.acce-edu.com


Contact: Anthony Inglese, DC,FIACN,DIBCN,DIBE (Secretary, ACCE)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.acce-edu.com

Phone: (239) 261-9199

ACA Offers Resources to Help DCs Comply with New Medicare Payment Changes

ACAArlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) encourages doctors of chiropractic (DCs) to take advantage of new resources to help them understand and comply with recent significant changes to the way providers are paid under Medicare. The changes went into effect on Jan. 1 and are the result of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which requires eligible providers to participate in a Quality Payment Program (QPP).
“The new resources – three training videos – will help DCs better understand the MACRA rule, how to participate in a QPP and the incentives that come with participation,” says ACA President David Herd, DC. “Most importantly, participation in a QPP will help ensure that the chiropractic profession is delivering value-based, high-quality, efficient patient care.”
MACRA was designed to offer providers two new Medicare payment model pathways, collectively known as a QPP. Eligible DCs can participate in the QPP by implementing the first model pathway, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), into their practice. DCs are not currently eligible for participation in the second model pathway, the Advanced Alternative Payment Models.
To better understand the MACRA law, DCs are encouraged to take part in the introductory training titled “MACRA and the Quality Payment Program: Implications and Opportunities for Chiropractic.” ACA and Best Practices Academy have collaborated to offer two additional in-depth webinars: “Quality Payment Program” and “MACRA, MIPS and Chiropractic: Medicare’s New Quality Payment System.” All the videos are available on ACA website’s at www.acatoday.org/MACRA/MACRA-video.
ACA encourages DCs to review its MACRA and Quality Payment Program webpage to get more background information on these important changes.

About ACA
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit us at www.acatoday.org.

Jeffers Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Running DoctorSAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Keith Jeffers is celebrating his 30th anniversary of his practice at his current location. His son, Dr. Scott Jeffers, joins the practice and continues the tradition of addressing chiropractic needs in the San Diego and La Jolla communities. Chiropractic has come a long way over the last three decades, with professional and amateur athletes turning to specialized chiropractic techniques to improve performance and rehabilitate from injury. Chiropractic is used to readjust the spinal column, treat back pain, and offer preventative care and sports injury treatment. Auto accident victims, professional and amateur athletes, and those with chronic injuries are a few groups that benefit from chiropractic care.

The Rio Olympic U.S. runner, former Olympic silver medalist and 2014 Boston Marathon winner, Meb Keflezighi, relies on chiropractic care for preventative care. Keflezighi stated, “I’ve been going [for chiropractic adjustments] since 1993 when I was in high school. Now I try and get adjusted at least once every two weeks.”

Elite runners and professional athletes use regular chiropractic treatments for optimal spinal alignment, to speed recovery times, and reduce discomfort naturally. NFL players Aaron Rodgers and Vernon Davis and PGA golfers Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth see chiropractic as an instrumental part of the health regimen.

Technologies have advanced over the past few decades. Along with traditional manual therapies, the DRX9000, the newest version of a specialized spinal decompression machine, reduces discomfort and pressure on exposed nerves while promoting the healing process. The DRX9000, from pioneering Axiom Worldwide engineers, is now available at Jeffers Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and used for those with sciatica, spinal stenosis, neck pain, and herniated and bulging discs.

“Chiropractic care has shown to be effective for athletes and office workers alike,” said Dr. Keith Jeffers. “I am honored to have served our patients and help them feel relief and improved mobility using highly specialized chiropractic techniques and advanced technologies. Chiropractic care and its use and acceptance have come a long way since I first started my practice. Now my son can help me bring the highest quality care to our patients at Jeffers Chiropractic & Sports Injuries.”

Dr. Keith Jeffers, DC, and Dr. Scott Jeffers, DC, at Jeffers Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offer chiropractic treatment to residents of San Diego and La Jolla. The team strives to help active patients achieve optimal results. Conditions addressed include Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, and back pain. Services offered include spinal decompression, laser therapy, chiropractic manipulations, corrective exercises, nutritional guidance, and massage therapy.

Call (859) 452-7770 to speak with a knowledgeable associate to discuss the 30th anniversary of Dr. Keith Jeffers at Jeffers Chiropractic & Sports Injuries or to address how chiropractic treatments can benefit amateur and professional athletes. Visit Dr. Jeffers’ website for more details.

Jeffers Chiropractic & Sports Injuries, (858) 452-7770