Dr. Laney Nelson Returns to Private Practice
Laney Nelson, DC, proved a pivotal player in the field of sports chiropractic.
His first ride in the sports chiropractic arena came from the rodeo circuit. From there, he went on to serve as the team chiropractor for Brigham Young University, the Utah Grizzlies, the Salt Lake Sting and later founded the Utah Chiropractic Sports Injury Council. The Council served as the Utah Olympic chiropractic liaison to the World Olympics Association’s 2001 Winter Olympics.
In 2006, when Logan recruited Dr. Nelson from his private practice in Utah, he was charged with devising a game plan for building and implementing a sports and rehab facility on the Logan campus. Today, the BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center is where athletic patients converge to maximize performance and minimize the risk of sports injury.
Beyond the Logan campus, Dr. Nelson formed partnerships with the University of Missouri-Columbia, Lindenwood University and Missouri Baptist University. His efforts helped position Logan students on the athletic field and among these universities’ athletic training departments.
Dr. Nelson’s ability to integrate chiropractic within school systems led Logan to set up a stand-alone clinic within a public school. Today, Logan remains the only chiropractic college with an on-site high school clinic. Thanks to his leadership, Logan students can now be found completing hospital rotations at Southeast Missouri Hospital, treating Division I athletes and practicing inside prestigious sports medicine clinics.
With his record of achievements at Logan and professional honors—including the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians’ recognition as 2012 “Sports Chiropractor of the Year”—Dr. Nelson decided to pursue a familiar path … one that would lead him home to Utah to practice with his son Tyler, who will graduate from Logan in April 2014.