Partnership with SIUE Provides Educational Opportunity for Logan Students, Athletes

In an ongoing effort to create meaningful partnerships with local organizations and provide expanded opportunities in integrated care for its students, Logan partnered with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) last fall.

Through the partnership, Lacey Miller (pictured above), DC, resident in Logan’s Human Performance Center, and Logan student interns provide chiropractic care in conjunction with SIUE’s current athletic training program.

“Partnering with SIUE gives interns 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,” said David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, associate dean of clinical care and director of sports science and rehabilitation.

The relationship is symbiotic in that it provides an educational opportunity in a clinical sports medicine setting for Logan interns, while simultaneously providing the benefit of chiropractic care to SIUE, said David Strickfaden, assistant athletic director for student welfare at SIUE.

“There are a variety of tools you can use as a practitioner of sports and strength and conditioning,” said Strickfaden. “I look at chiropractic as one of those tools I can use here with my athletes to help them perform at the highest level.”

Not only is the partnership beneficial for both universities, but it is also beneficial for chiropractic as a whole. Dr. Miller said working with Division 1 athletes who are being drafted into professional sports is a great reflection on Logan.

“This shows that chiropractic is valuable in the athletic field and can be used on an injury basis or a prevention basis,” she said. “A lot of athletes are now using chiropractic to enhance their performance.”

With visits to the Edwardsville campus twice a week, athletes are able to receive follow-up care within the same week, enhancing athlete performance and enhancing the education of the interns, as they receive immediate feedback, said David Strickfaden.

Dr. Miller and Logan interns work with 16 to 20 student-athletes on SIUE’s campus each week in a variety of sports, including women’s volleyball, soccer and basketball, and men’s soccer, wrestling, and, most recently, basketball. Their care is currently focused on treatment of injuries and general aches and pains but is expanding into preventative medicine as well as pregame care in the near future due to the consistent growth both in the number of athletes and sports being treated.

“The athletes are ecstatic and rely on us for care,” said Dr. Miller. “We’ve built an excellent relationship with the athletic trainers and the athletes, many of whom are further along in their college careers and wish we had been there to provide chiropractic care when they were freshmen.”

VA Chiropractic Residency for Graduates

Applications for the St. Louis VA Chiropractic Residency position are now being accepted. The training period is for July 1st, 2017 through June 30th, 2018.

The VA Chiropractic Integrated Clinical Practice residency focuses on the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated health care system. Residents gain valuable interprofessional experience collaborating with primary care, medical and surgical specialties and associated health disciplines. The residencies provide advanced clinical training in complex case management, allowing recent graduates to increase their knowledge and acumen under the mentorship of senior VA chiropractors who are national leaders in integrated chiropractic practice. 

Residents participate in rotations in other relevant clinics, learning with and from other medical providers and trainees. Residents also engage in related scholarly activities at the facility and with other residents nationally. Residents develop their knowledge of hospital practice and procedures, and are better prepared for future positions in VA, other hospitals/medical systems, and/or academic settings. 
Click here for additional details and application instructions.

Club Day - Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Club Day is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11th from 11:20am to 12:30pm in the lobby of the Purser Center. This is a great way to learn about the different organizations and opportunities on campus. Food will be provided.

Don't miss this opportunity to get involved and enjoy some free food!