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Women's Health Symposium: October 30-31, 2021

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help You Keep Moving

By Leslie Reece, DC, MS, CCSP, Assistant Professor and Health Center Faculty October is National Chiropractic Health Month, and this year’s theme of “Keep Moving!” perfectly describes the way in which chiropractors best help their patients. A chief priority in delivering high-quality chiropractic care is aiding the patient in returning to their daily activities without pain. One of the first ways in which chiropractors assess their patients is to investigate which movements aggravate the chief complaint. Subjectively, a patient may describe a specific mechanism of injury that instigated their pain. Or perhaps the complaint developed gradually over time as a …

Logan University Introduces Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics

A Doctor of Chiropractic lays her hands on a baby's back with a gentle touch as the child looks toward the camera.

Founded on more than 85 years of chiropractic education and as a leader in integrated health care, Logan University is proud to be the first chiropractic university in the U.S. to offer a Master of Science degree in Integrative Pediatrics. With an understanding that Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) can change the trajectory of children’s lives by improving their health, this degree program provides high-quality, clinically focused, specialized training for DCs who want to take their pediatric knowledge and expertise to a higher level and deliver safe and effective care modified for pediatric patients. “The Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics …

What Types of Exercise Are Best for Low Back Pain?

By Patrick Boylan, DC We know that exercise is an effective treatment for low back pain, especially when it’s a chronic issue. But with all the different types of exercises out there, how do you know which will get the best results? A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2019 found that it depends on your goals. They broke it down into three categories of outcomes: reducing low back pain, increasing physical function and improving mental health. So, in honor of October being National Chiropractic Heath Month, let’s look at which types of exercise perform best …

National Women’s Health Week

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It’s National Women’s Health Week (NWHW)! A weeklong (May 9-15, 2021) health observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), NWHW “serves as a reminder for women and girls, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves.” Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, assistant dean of the College of Chiropractic at Logan and president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Women’s Health, offers the below tips to help women and girls of all ages move, breathe, and nourish their bodies each day. Move: …

Logan University Introduces Master’s in Athletic Training Program

Active people need health care providers that truly understand the demands of physical performance, and as such, Logan University will launch a Master’s in Athletic Training to its lineup of degree programs, beginning fall 2021. “Logan’s reputation as a leader in chiropractic and health sciences education sets the stage for this new master’s degree, featuring hands-on clinical experience earned in a wide variety of settings,” said Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC (’82), MBA, JD. “We’re proud to continue growing our University offerings with innovative, in-demand programs and evidence-based curricula.” Logan University’s Master’s in Athletic Training is the only program …

How to Become an Athletic Trainer

An athletic trainer works on a football player's knee as he lies down on a green turf football field

Whether on the athletic field, in an industrial work setting or on a performance stage, active people need health care providers who truly understand the demands of physical careers. As a leading health sciences institution, Logan University is thrilled to add a Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) to our lineup of degree programs, beginning fall 2021. Read on to learn how to become an athletic trainer and what an AT career may look like for you. What’s required for acceptance into Logan’s athletic training program? Prospective students must meet the following criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. A minimum 3.0 …