How Much Does a Chiropractor Make?

As a career, the field of chiropractic provides a great quality of life. Doctors of Chiropractic who were surveyed in the Chiropractic Economics 2016 Salary and Expense Survey report flexible work hours and growing compensation.

According to the survey, the average total compensation for a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2016 was just over $147,000. This is up from the reported total compensation in 2015 ($122,000).

In addition, the future of chiropractic is bright. Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 17% from 2014-2024, faster than average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

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2016 Chiro Cup Hockey Tournament

Logan is hosting Palmer-Davenport and Parker in the Chiro Cup hockey tournament on May 21st and 22nd at the Hardee's Iceplex in Chesterfield Valley. 

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 21st:
Seed 1: 8:30am: Parker vs. Palmer
Seed 2: 3:20pm: Logan vs. Parker
Seed 3: 7:00pm: Palmer vs. Logan

Sunday, May 22nd:
Seed 4: 8:20am Seed 2 vs. Seed 3
Seed 5: 2:30pm Seed 1 vs. Winner of Game 4 (Championship Game)

Come out and support your Leopards!

Interested players should email

Logan Joins Spine Institute for Quality to Help Develop, Evaluate Models of Spine Care Delivery

Logan University has partnered with the newly formed Spine Institute for Quality™ (Spine IQ™) to help improve the way spine care is delivered to patients.

Spine IQ is an independent not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase the patient-centered value of spine care by leveraging multi-disciplinary models, measures, education and research through the use of clinical data registries.

“We feel this is a valuable relationship to advance both the future of the chiropractic profession and successful outcomes of our patients,” said Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. 

Dr. McDonald has been appointed a board member of the organization and Logan will be a partner in providing clinical data needed to increase the quality and consistency of spine care delivery through a low back pain registry. The registry was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a qualified clinical data registry for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program in 2016.

“We believe that there is a tremendous opportunity to increase the quality and value of spine care through the use of a primary spine care practitioner model,” said Anthony Hamm, DC, FACO, Spine IQ’s chief clinical officer and chairman of the board. “The Spine IQ Low Back Pain Registry is the only qualified clinical data registry designed specifically for use by primary spine practitioners, including doctors of chiropractic, who focus on conservative care of patients with spine-related disorders.”

The registry will include 21 performance measures, comprised of 17 existing PQRS measures and four new measures that focus on patient satisfaction, change in pain intensity, change in pain interference and repeat X-ray imaging.

More information about Spine IQ is available at

Howe Oration - May 26th, 2016

The 9th annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging will be held on Thursday, May 26th at 9:30am in the Purser Center. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The topic of this year's presentation will be "The History of the Radiological Specialty in Chiropractic" and the event will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

The live stream will begin shortly before the beginning of the event.

InTouch - May 2016

The May 2016 issue of InTouch has been published!

This edition of InTouch features a list of Logan Faculty publications, along with brand new references of interest for the following subjects: manipulation, TMD, scoliosis, LBP, neck pain, pregnancy related LBP, nutrition, care of older adults, sport medicine and rehabilitation, public health, health professions education, health informatics and more!

The Logan Community Embraces Walk to Cure Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease that affects people of all ages and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. More than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions have been identified.

In 2007, Logan’s involvement started as a small investment. The University made a corporate donation and put together a team that raised $3,300 for the St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis.

“Over the next few years, their support really increased,” said Kim Rosenthal, development manager of the Arthritis Foundation’s Heartland Region. “Students showed up in droves to help set up, clean up and volunteer, and in 2012, Logan professor and Chairman of the Clinical Sciences Division Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART, stepped in as chair for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. That’s when the relationship really took off.”

That year, the Walk to Cure Arthritis moved from Forest Park to Logan’s campus, and in 2013, the Logan team helped raise more than $20,000 for the foundation.

Kim said the Logan campus is not only a beautiful venue, but is self-contained and has ample parking. “Also, the campus is accessible to all individuals and allows us to set up vendors and have families picnic in the grassy areas,” she said.

This year, Logan has put together a large committee made up of students, faculty and staff that meet monthly to discuss fundraising and event details. Additionally, the committee has set a $25,000 fundraising goal for the Logan team with the hope of registering 500 individuals for the walk.

Director of Academic Assessment Martha Kaeser, DC, MEd, serves as this year’s chair for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. Because arthritis affects men, women, the young and the elderly, Dr. Kaeser said it makes sense that Logan recognizes the impact they have in educating those affected on ways to manage pain.

“Everything from nutritional advice and manual therapy to exercise regimens can help individuals feel better,” she said. “I’m excited about the level of support and commitment Logan has shown this year and look forward to a great event.”

Sherrie Giddens, past event chair and current team captain for this year’s Walk to Cure Arthritis, has been named the 2016 Logan Team Honoree. Sherrie, who is affected by rheumatoid arthritis, is an advocate of chiropractic treatment and recently shared her story with Logan students.

“The fact that Logan students are talking about arthritis to their sphere of influence and we’re talking about Logan to our sphere of influence is connecting people all around our area,” Jan said. “Chiropractic is another form of therapy for people with arthritis. Just as important as raising money is people knowing that there are alternative therapies for treating pain.”

The 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held on Logan's campus on Friday, May 20th at 7pm. Visit for more information and to register as a participant of the Logan team.