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#LeadersMade: Willie Ocampo

Willie Ocampo, MS (’17) has always known he wanted to help athletes who are physically or intellectually impaired. As the lead adaptive training exercise physiologist for the Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA)—a non-profit that provides adaptive sports and fitness to individuals with physical disabilities, visual impairments, and those who are hard of hearing—Willie provides individual training to athletes with physical disabilities. DASA is also recognized by the U.S. Olympic and the Paralympic committees as a U.S. Paralympic sports pipeline. “At DASA, we develop relationships with our athletes, and the atmosphere is very family-oriented,” Willie said. “Having a one-on-one personal experience …

Caring for our Nation’s Veterans

Nearly 20% of Americans suffer from chronic pain, including 65% of veterans. What’s more, veterans are two times more likely than non-veterans to die from accidental overdoses of highly addictive painkillers, according to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. But there is hope: Doctors of Chiropractic are uniquely poised to provide safe, effective and drug-free care, and the presence of chiropractors within Veterans Affairs facilities is growing throughout the U.S.–including right here in Logan’s backyard. Kevin Meyer, trimester 10 DC student, is currently completing his preceptorship at the St. Clair County VA Clinic in Shiloh, Illinois. On his experience working with …

#LeadersMade: Dr. Laurie Burke

Laurie Burke, DC (‘82), CCSP, DABCA set up her practice in west county St. Louis the first weekday after she graduated from Logan University. While her location and her passion for chiropractic haven’t changed in the last 38 years, Dr. Burke has added some new tools to her arsenal, completing her acupuncture diplomate certificate after three years of study in 2016 through the American Chiropractic Association. “Acupuncture opened my eyes to a different way of healing,” she said. “It can treat a variety of disorders, including depression, menstrual irregularities, musculoskeletal problems, vertigo, Bell’s palsy, shingles and bedwetting.” She’s also found …

Dr. Melissa Engelson Appointed to ACA’s Sports Council Bylaws Task Force

Dr. Melissa Engelson

Melissa Engelson, DC, DHPE, MS, CSCS, DACBSP®, ICCSP, assistant professor and clinical assessor at Logan, was recently appointed to the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Sports Council Bylaws Task Force. The ACA Sports Council was established to help provide advanced educational programs to engage chiropractors who are committed to improving and promoting chiropractic treatment of athletes. Dr. Engelson will be working to review and update the council’s bylaws. This term will culminate at the ACA Engage in 2022. This conference is part of ongoing efforts to educate members and provide networking and leadership-development opportunities. “I have been waiting and watching for …

Logan Inducts Next Class of Chiropractic Students into the University Health Center

Logan faculty and staff are excited to induct the next class of Doctor of Chiropractic students into the Logan University Health Centers. The Health Center Induction Ceremony will be presented on our website Monday, June 8 at 11:30 am CST. Tune into https://www.logan.edu/health-center-induction-ceremony/ to watch at that time. Please note, the link will not be live until Monday, June 8.

Student Ambassadors Help New Students Transition to Virtual Life at Logan

Logan Student Ambassadors, Casey Mullen and Kevin Meyer

For any student starting school this summer, the transition post-pandemic means beginning the school year online rather than on campus. This can be a challenge for many students as they adjust to a new class rigor. Logan University’s student ambassadors are available to help students begin their new chapter in chiropractic and health sciences in a virtual way. “As an ambassador for Logan, I’m trying to make new students feel like they’re involved even though it’s virtual, so when they come back to campus they don’t feel left out of anything,” trimester 6 DC student Casey Mullen said. Both Casey …