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Symposium 2023, April 13-16, Registration Now Open

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Logan University Announces 2023 Symposium

Logan University is pleased to welcome chiropractors and health science professionals back to Symposium next spring. Taking place Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 16 on Logan’s campus and at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, the 2023 Symposium will provide continuing education opportunities, chiropractic exhibitors, networking events and an address by Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. This is the university’s eighth year hosting Symposium. “We are so excited to host another great event this year, with so many new things for participants to enjoy,” said Amber Henry, M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., director of continuing education at Logan University. …

Logan Grad Alyssa Troutner, DC, MS, Named in SpineLine’s “20 Under 40”

Logan Alumni Alyssa Troutner, DC (’18), MS (’18) has been recognized in Spineline’s “20 Under 40,” a campaign by the North American Spine Society (NASS) showcasing the brightest young physicians under the age of 40. Recipients are selected by the Spineline committee, looking for the most deserving individuals based on accomplishments, community service and philosophy of care. On the list next to many surgeons, Troutner’s inclusion shines a light on the future of chiropractic care for spine pain. “It is encouraging to see acknowledgement of different spine care disciplines in this publication,” said Troutner. “Modern pain care demands collaboration and …

Integrative Management of Chronic Spinal Pain

By Kelsey Lewis, DC The burden of spinal pain on a personal and global level cannot be understated. Spinal pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and because of this, researchers have taken a magnifying glass to past and current treatment strategies. Opioids were once given at high rates in hopes of managing chronic pain, much of which was spinal pain. The readily prescribed opioids lead to misuse, addiction, and disability lending to a major burden on the healthcare and social systems. High-impact research has since declared that opioids should not be used in the management of chronic pain, …

Donna Mannello, DC (’87) Elected to National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Board of Directors

From Chiropractic Economics New at-large director elected to National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Board of Directors Donna Mannello, DC, was elected Sept. 8, 2022, by the NBCE Board of Directors to serve as an at-large director, filling an open seat until the 2023 Annual Meeting at which time she will be eligible for re-election. Mannello resides in Omaha, Neb., and has been a licensed chiropractor since 1987, and is a graduate of Westfield State College and Logan College of Chiropractic. Mannello was a faculty member at Logan in the Clinical Science and Chiropractic Divisions from 1991-2020. In addition, she contributed …

Jordan Forget, MS (’21), Scores Big with the Dallas Mavericks

After graduating Logan University’s Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation (MS-SSR) program in 2021, Jordan Forget landed his dream job as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. “I was never the best student, but I found a deep interest in sports science and rehabilitation,” said Jordan. “Before long I knew I had found the right career.” Jordan received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst before pursuing his MS-SSR degree from Logan. “COVID-19 made getting a master’s degree a bit more challenging,” said Jordan. “But luckily I found …

Micheala Edwards, DC (‘09) to Give Summer Commencement Address

As a Logan graduate who once sat in the seats of the Purser Center listening to a commencement address at her own graduation ceremony, Michaeala Edwards, DC (’09) is thrilled to be the speaker for the upcoming Summer Commencement. “This feels like a real full circle moment for me,” Dr. Edwards said. “I’m really excited to be back on campus and to have the honor of giving the commencement address.” Dr. Edwards owns and practices at E. Elite Wellness Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and has previously served as American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA) President, Vice President and Treasurer. A …