Chiropractic on Purpose presents Cardiologist Meets Chiropractor on Monday, March 20th at 11:20am in Room 156B.
Students are invited to hear Jack Wolfson, DO, author of The Paleo Cardiologist, who will share his story about embracing a holistic lifestyle through chiropractic after meeting his wife, Heather Wolfson, DC.
Gary Bowman, DC always assumed he’d end up playing professional hockey. What he didn’t expect was a career in hockey that, for the most part, keeps him off the ice.
“I was waiting to see if there were any opportunities to play hockey at the collegiate level when I learned that my assistant coach for the junior hockey team St. Louis Sting, Mike Murphy, DC, was working with a number of St. Louis Blues hockey players,” he said. “That was my “a-ha” moment. I could still be a part of the game by helping hockey players achieve greatness.”
An opportunity to play hockey in college brought Dr. Bowman to upstate New York where he enrolled at State University of New York at Oswego. With his mind set on chiropractic, he worked toward a degree in wellness management/health science while fulfilling prerequisites for a chiropractic degree.
From Palmer College of Chiropractic for his Doctor of Chiropractic degree to clinical practice in the suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Bowman eventually found his way back to Iowa, eager to continue his education once more and fine tune his patient care skills. Logan’s Master’s in Sports Science and Rehabilitation helped fill that desire.
“Once I decided to go for my master’s, rather than a diplomate, Logan was the obvious choice,” he said. “Other degree programs didn’t have that added value that Logan offers, such as opportunities to learn about nutrition and to work in collaborative health care environments.”
In 2014, Dr. Bowman was offered a position with the Iowa Wild, a member of the American Hockey League. Today, he provides strength and conditioning support as well as team training to boost players’ athletic performance.
“When the NHL pulls up guys from the farm program, our guys have to be ready to go,” Dr. Bowman said. “Knowing the sport as well as I do, I know how to help the players get back into the line-up where they should be. We try to provide a seamless transition between the two organizations and the NHL has a true appreciation for what we are doing here."
“I never expected to enjoy my job as much as I do, but this is what I’ve been chasing my whole life.”
Students are invited to attend a special presentation from Dr. Jeff Lawlor titled "Think Like a Chiropractor" on Wednesday, March 8th at 11:30am in Room 142A.
Students in attendance will learn how their chiropractic philosophy guides their critical thinking in making clinical decisions while shaping patients' results.
A pizza lunch will be provided.
Hosted by the Gonstead Club.
Dr. Dennis Enix, Associate Professor of Research at Logan University, was recently featured in the American Chiropractor in an article detailing his chiropractic research within the geriatric population.
Read the full interview with Dr. Enix in the February 2017 issue of the American Chiropractor.