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MS-CP Faculty Member Jenny Brocker, DC Journey to Pediatric Care Excellence

Jenny Brocker’s, DC passion for pediatric care began in elementary school, where she first had the dream of becoming a pediatric doctor. Growing up as a chiropractor’s daughter, her path seemed naturally inclined toward chiropractic care, despite briefly considering other healthcare careers along the way.

In 2007, she graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport campus. In 2008, Dr. Brocker was hired as a clinical chiropractor by Dr. Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC, program director for Logan University’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics (MSCP). She and Dr. Hewitt, with whom she continues to work closely in their practice, also collaborate beyond the clinic, as they actively engage in pediatric education and advocacy endeavors.

Dr. Brocker’s commitment to advancing her expertise in pediatric chiropractic led her to pursue a diplomate in pediatrics in 2009. She successfully passed her board exams in 2012, earning her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP), a milestone in her career.

“At the time, the DICCP was the best option for post-graduate pediatric education, but I dreamed of something more comprehensive, even back then,” she said. “When I heard about Logan’s MSCP program was happening, I was hopeful there would be a way I could get involved.”

As the program director, Dr. Hewitt offered Dr. Brocker the opportunity to teach some courses in the program. Dr. Brocker currently teaches 2.5 courses in the MSCP program, covering pediatric development, the spinal portion of Technique 1 and Case Management 1.

“Working with students has been a highlight of teaching for me. We teach online so I get to know the students first through their work, until getting to meet them in person at the first of two on-campus sessions for the program, which is a privilege only the technique instructors have,” she says. “Seeing the students’ progress in their clinical critical thinking as they pass through each of my courses has been both rewarding and inspiring and I really can’t wait to see where their education and expertise will take them in their careers.”

Beyond her role in the program, Dr. Brocker is actively involved in carious professional capacities. She serves as the president of the American Chiropractic Association Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, where she plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of pediatric care. Additionally, she is a member of the speaker’s bureau for NCMIC, the national chiropractic malpractice insurance provider, where she shares her expertise by teaching continuing education course for state associations across the country.

Dr. Brocker remains dedicated to her clinical practice in Portland, which specializes in pediatrics. She also enjoys being a parent to three children that keep her busy. In her rare moments of spare time, she enjoys crocheting and solving jigsaw puzzles – when she is not parenting, working, teaching or leading the council.