14th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging

Live Webinar July 30th

USAPP’s Jake Schrom Makes Personal Best at World Cup in Dubai, Advances to Tokyo Paralympics

USAPP team member Jake Schrom lifts

It’s been a busy year of competition for the USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP) team after all international sports competitions were put on hold and delayed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Jake Schrom, a member of the USAPP team, finished in fifth place and reached a new personal best at the June World Cup in Dubai. “This competition was more about the weight I lifted than where I placed. I was able to increase my weight by 10Kg,” Jake said. “The venue was incredible, and it was great competition in the build up to the Paralympics.” After placing in fifth …

Webinar: Chiropractic, Rehab and Paralympics

Webinar: Chiropractic, Rehab & the Paralympics 5 p.m. CST, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Session led by: Dr. Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP Get an expert look inside the Paralympic Movement, Logan’s position as the home of USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP) and the crucial role chiropractic plays in rehabilitation and athlete performance. Join Executive Director of Paralympic Operations, Dr. Kelley Humphries, for a fascinating, interactive discussion on the fastest-growing Paralympic sport in the world. As the high-performance management organization for USA Paralympic Powerlifting, Logan University manages all aspects of the sport, from serving as a site for competitions …

Tune in to Podcasts Featuring USAPP Team Members

Mary Hodge, High-Performance Manager and Team Leader of USA Para Powerlifting, was recently interviewed on the “We’re the Inspiration” podcast, which features discussions with people with disabilities of all types as well as people who have personal connections to them. In this episode, Mary discuss her personal history through the sport and how it has changed over the years. Listen here. Additionally, Kelli Anne Stallkamp, an athlete with the goal of representing Team USA and USA Para Powerlifting at the Paralympic Games, was recently interviewed on Move United’s “Redefining Disability” podcast. Kelli Anne fell started lifting weights as part of …

Paralympic Operations Department Moves Into New Office in Montgomery Health Center

As the High-Performance Management Organization for USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP), Logan is excited to welcome the Paralympic Operations Department (POD) to Logan in a greater capacity this year. Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP, executive director of POD, has returned to Logan and her office is now located in office C27 in the Montgomery Health Center. Dr. Humphries and the entire POD team are excited to become a more integrated part of Logan’s campus and build on the relationships they have established with students, faculty and the St. Louis community as a whole. “Now that our offices are …

USAPP and Move United Work to Bring Sports to Everyone

Competitor lifts during 2019 Junior Nationals; Photo by Reed Hoffmann, courtesy of Move United.

USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP) has found its home at Logan as it transitions to becoming an official Paralympic Sports Organization over the next year. With a belief that people with physical disabilities deserve high quality organized athletic opportunities, from youth sports to elite Paralympic competition, the Paralympic Operations Department (POD) at Logan aims to be leaders in the global adaptive sport movement. With the help of Move United, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with physical disabilities learn about and participate in adaptive sports, the two are working to bring awareness and increase accessibility to the sport nationwide. “The …

Paralympic Operations Department Unveils 4-Year Plan

U.S Paralympics and Para Powerlifting logos

Logan University has grown its involvement over the years with the Paralympic and adapted sports movement and recently created the Paralympic Operations Department (POD), dedicated solely to this involvement. A year into the POD’s inception, the department has made staffing changes and created its four-year Strategic Plan to set the stage to become a leader in the Paralympic and adapted sport movement. Executive Director of Paralympic Operations Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP believes that by fusing Logan with these movements, the university will be able to not only diversify its reach but also become a model for …