Logan College of Chiropractic in the Community
Founded in 1935, Logan College of Chiropractic offers a three-and-a-half year Doctor of Chiropractic program. The curriculum requires approximately 5,000 hours of classroom education and practical chiropractic training for graduation. During the last year, students work as senior interns at the Logan Chiropractic Health Centers, treat patients and train under licensed Doctors of Chiropractic. The internship experience also includes work in the St. Louis area.
Logan's Community Health Centers
Logan has a long history of assisting the less fortunate in the St. Louis community. Through the Logan Chiropractic Health Centers, Logan operates several free community health centers. Each of these free health centers is staffed by a Logan clinician overseeing all patient care as well as the student interns who are participating in this unique experience. As students begin their last year of studies and enter the outpatient health centers, they will each spend a minimum of six shifts over the next year between the Adult Rehabilitation Center and St. Patrick’s Center.
Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)
The ARC Health Center opened in August 1993 and is located in a facility owned and operated by the Salvation Army. It is a resident rehabilitation center for approximately 100 chemically and alcohol dependent adult men who come from a variety of educational backgrounds. The majority of the men are from the local community and work in the service industry as office professionals, educators and athletes. Others are homeless.
The atmosphere of Logan’s ARC Health Center is friendly, high energy and fast-paced. The patients are appreciative and grateful for the free care they receive. The ARC facility is a six-month program, which enables the Logan interns to get to know their patients well and make significant changes in their overall health and wellness. For many of these men, the Logan Health Center is their primary source of health care. The patients’ conditions vary greatly and offer a unique, clinical experience for the interns. Another partner located in the ARC is Grace Hill, which is a local community medical center. Through Grace Hill, Logan interns and clinician also have the ability to refer for additional medical care to a nurse or dentist.
Dr. Scott Unnerstall is the Logan ARC clinician and is assisted by two coordinators. The health center is equipped with flat tables, zenith hi lows, flexion/distraction and SOT blocks and Activator. Therapies available are G5 massager, EMS/IFC, ultrasound and BIOFREEZE®.
Address: 3949 Forest Park Blvd. - St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 535-0057
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Clinician: Dr. Scott Unnerstall
Intern Parking: Off-street parking is adjacent to the building.
The CHIPS Health and Wellness Center helps underinsured and underserved in the St. Louis area. Patients are seen by Trimester 8 interns, who have two opportunities to work with a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic.
Address: 2431 N Grand Blvd - St. Louis, MO 63106-1018
Phone: (314) 652-9231 ext. 10
Days and Hours of Operation: Tuesday 12:30 to 4:30
Supervising clinician: Robert Andel, DC
St. Patrick's Center
The Logan Chiropractic Health Center is located on the second floor in the St. Patrick's Partnership Center in downtown St. Louis. St. Patrick’s Center also hosts a Grace Hill location, which offers medical and dental services. The patients seen at St. Patrick’s Center consist of members of the homeless population who typically live at various charity facilities in the community. The broad range of individuals seen at this location provides a unique, rewarding experience for the interns. Since many of the center’s patients often have had limited recent medical care, interns are challenged with sorting out the patients’ priorities and their needs for chiropractic and/or medical care.
At St. Patrick’s Center, 15-25 patients are seen in a typical day by Logan interns. When interns arrive at St. Patrick’s Center, they attend a 15-minute orientation, treat patients with the supervising clinician and conclude the final 45 minutes of the day by transcribing notes. Due to the rotation of the interns, the clinician requires the established treatment plan be continued for patient care. The interns oversee a majority of the patient care; however, the clinician will often demonstrate and adjust the patient as well.
Dr. Richard Reinhardt is Logan’s St. Patrick’s clinician and is assisted by a coordinator. The health center is equipped with flat tables, intersegmental traction table, interferential units, Leander table with drops for Thompson or Cox distraction and a Hi-Lo table.
Address: 800 N. Tucker - St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: (314) 802-0989 and (314) 436-6971
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Clinician: Dr. Richard Reinhardt
Intern Parking: Interns are asked to temporarily park on the street. They will be buzzed into the building, where they can pick up a parking pass at the receptionist’s desk. (Note: the front door is marked with a green awning.) Two fenced-in parking lots are located across the street to the right. Interns may park in the farthest lot and should return the key to the front desk.
The Logan College of Chiropractic CBI (Community Based Internship) Program provides an enhanced clinical education experience for interns at off-campus, privately owned chiropractic clinics. The program provides an opportunity for interns to observe, acquire and practice under supervision of a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic the learning objectives and competencies necessary for entry-level chiropractic practice as primary health care clinicians.
The Program is designed for students in Trimesters 8, 9 and 10, who have met all the requirements for participation. It allows those students who choose to participate to work and fulfill graduation requirements in a private practice setting with a Doctor of Chiropractic who has been credentialed through an application process.
From this experience, interns gain insight into the nuances of running a profitable practice and glean the rewards of providing quality chiropractic care. The CBI doctor will act as a mentor to the intern helping to bridge the gaps among the classroom, the college clinic and private practice. The CBI doctor has a formative impact on the development of the interns' clinical and professional identities. The interns are placed in clinic settings after matching students' information with the CBI doctors' clinic profiles.
The relationships established between the CBI doctors and interns are meaningful for both parties. They provide guidance in developing the interns' skills in clinical practice, practice management, community service and the balance of professional and private lives. CBI doctors not only facilitate in the intern’s development, but also become life-long mentors.
The CBI program is currently available only in the St Louis metro area. The BIOFREEZE® Center is operated as a CBI clinic.
As Logan’s way of saying thank you, Logan College of Chiropractic’s First Responders Chiropractic Care Program provides complimentary services to police officers, firefighters, emergency medical ambulance technicians and returning military soldiers (since 9/11).
Programs for Businesses and Organizations: Complimentary Lectures and Screenings
We consider it our responsibility to provide free screenings and lectures that can have a profound impact on health and productivity in the workplace. We believe these programs enhance employees’ awareness about their health, as well as improve employee morale and increase productivity.
We will work with you to find a program that meets your unique needs. Programs can be collaboratively designed to meet content and time needs. In addition, lectures can be combined with a screening. Programs are available after 11:30 a.m. on weekdays and evening and weekend sessions are also available.
Sample lecture topics include:
- Nutrition and Fitness
- Workplace Ergonomics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Low Back Care and Safe Lifting
- Six Components of Health
- Arthritis: Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
- Chiropractic Basics
- Headaches and Chiropractic Care
- Walk Your Way to Health
Three non-intrusive screenings are provided on-site at your business or organization. The three screenings offered are postural/spine screening, body fat analysis and blood pressure. To schedule one of our community service programs, please call the Director of Marketing and Communications Jennifer Reed at (636) 230-1932 or email email@example.com.
Upcoming Community Events
May 11, 2013
Gold’s Gym 12-4 p.m.
Get Fit Expo
Logan interns will offer complimentary postural and body fat analysis screenings
May 19, 2013
Busch Stadium 11 a.m. (7th Inning Stretch)
Life Skills Walk, Run ‘n Roll Resource Fair
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Arthritis Walk on Logan's Campus