Logan University Opens Clinic with Family Care Health Centers

Logan University opened its first clinic in collaboration with Family Care Health Centers (FCHC) at the University’s Southfield Chiropractic Health Center in St. Louis.

The Logan Chiropractic Community Outreach Clinic is accepting patients referred through FCHC, a federally-qualified community health care provider with locations in St. Louis’ Carondelet and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods.

“FCHC was looking for ways to provide chiropractic services to meet the varying needs of their patients when they approached us,” said Barry Wiese, DC, MHA, director of integrated health centers at Logan University. “We are thrilled to offer a service to those without access to natural treatment of chronic pain.”
Alex Gafford, DC, who graduated from Logan in April 2004, will oversee treatment of all patients in the clinic. Dr. Gafford said he looks forward to helping the underserved. “FCHC is a great organization, and I think this kind of collaboration is positive for the future of both organizations,” he said.  
The Logan Chiropractic Community Outreach Clinic will provide a range of chiropractic services treating pain associated with low back, shoulders, knees and feet, among others. The clinic is serving patients from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  

Welcome Jordan LaMarca, MBA to Logan!

Welcome Jordan LaMarca, MBA to Logan! He will serve as the Assistant Director of Admissions for students entering the College of Health Sciences.

Jordan was previously the Distance Learning Advisor at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to his role at Tallahassee Community College, Jordan was the Senior Enrollment Advisor in admissions at the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Jordan received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix and comes to Logan with nearly 10 years of online enrollment experience. 

Ugly Sweater Show Off - December 11th

Students, faculty and staff are invited to show off their ugliest holiday sweaters on Friday, December 11th from 11:30am to 12:30pm in the main lobby of the Administration Building.

Cookies and hot cocoa will be served!

Thanksgiving Break Special Hours

Please be aware of the special hours and closures for Thanksgiving Break:

Wednesday, November 25
Charlie’s Grab n’ Go: Closed
Logan Café: Open until 11am
Wellness Center: Open until 4pm
Learning Resources Center: Open until 5pm

Thursday, November 26-Sunday, November 29
The Bookstore, Café, Charlie’s Grab n’ Go, Health Centers, Learning Resources Center and Wellness Center are all closed over the four day holiday weekend.

Please have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Logan Alumna Benefits from Chiropractic Technique During Natural Labor

Central to the Logan University Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program is the instruction of foundational chiropractic techniques. One of those techniques is the Logan Basic Technique, which is one of the lowest-force adjustive techniques that was developed by Logan University founder, H.B. Logan, DC. Logan Basic Technique places special emphasis on pelvic and spinal distortions which affect spinal structures and manages special conditions, such as scoliosis, pregnancy, pediatric care and acute and chronic spinal conditions.

A Logan alumna recently shared a testimonial on the personal impact chiropractic and the Basic Technique had for her and her son:

"As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I have used the Logan Basic and Webster Techniques in my practice to great success. I have always trusted the techniques, but I have never been more moved by it than when my son was born. 

At 29 hours of natural and unmedicated labor, a cervical check discovered that the baby had moved occiput posterior, despite having been occiput anterior until that point. Even though the birth center was holistic, our team was instantly concerned about the baby’s position and that it could prevent complete dilation and after 29 hours of labor, that I may not have the energy to push. They gave me an hour to see if it "resolved" on its own before medical intervention would be required. 

I then called my dear friend and colleague, SharonRose Samelak, DC, a December 2011 graduate of Logan, who had been treating me my whole pregnancy. She came to the hospital and performed the Logan Basic Technique. As she was holding the apex contact, my baby turned and my water broke. Instantly my labor progressed. I was able to transition, push and naturally deliver my son, Collin, within another three hours. 

I could not have done it without my chiropractor. Both Dr. Samelak and I have such an incredible story to share with our patients. In addition, the entire staff of the hospital and birth center could not stop talking about it. Even the birth center staff had been certain that I would end up with a Cesarean section, or at the very least with Pitocin/epidural. The doctors, nurses and staff all wanted to talk about the miracle that chiropractic had shown them that day.

I am eternally grateful for all that I learned. I have never been as personally moved by it until now. And as a bonus, here is the happy face of a baby born without drugs, who also received his first Basic adjustment from mommy the day he was born.”

Andrea Hoglen, DC
April 2011 Graduate