12th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging

June 6, 2019 -- Logan University welcomed Michael S. Montileone, MD, DACR, DC, DACBR (1980) to campus on May 30 for the 12th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging.

During his presentation titled “MD versus DC radiologist, What’s the Difference?” Dr. Montileone detailed the differences and similarities between these two types of radiology. Ultimately, he said, “Bottom line: we’re all here to help the patient. That’s what it’s all about.”

Dr. Montileone completed two years of radiology residency training at the Phillip Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and was awarded Diplomate status by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology in 1983. Today, Dr. Montileone is a medical radiologist at Tidewater Diagnostic Imaging LLC and musculoskeletal radiologist at Sentara Williamsburg Hospital, Sentara Careplex Hospital and Port Warwick Medical Center in Virginia.

Gentle Touch, Profound Results: A Logan Pediatric Clinic Success Story

June 5, 2019 -- Born four weeks early, Blake Boyd had a rough transition into everyday life.

Blake spent his first eight days in the neonatal intensive care unit on a feeding tube. He experienced severe acid reflux, causing him to spit up profusely every 20 minutes. His eyes failed to track movement, and he had trouble with simple things, such as turning his head or grabbing for objects.

“He was miserable,” said his mom, Ashleigh Boyd of O’Fallon, Missouri. “He wasn’t sleeping and he just wasn’t responding in ways he should.”

Ashleigh was especially attuned to Blake’s care, as she is an emergency room and intensive care unit nurse. She took advantage of her access to resources, experts and clinical data, “but I wasn’t finding any answers as to what was going on with Blake and how we could help him,” she said.

Some suggested that Ashleigh have Blake evaluated by physical and occupational therapists. But it was Ashleigh’s CrossFit instructor who set her on a path. The instructor told her about Logan University, Muriel Périllat, DC, MS and her specialized work in pediatric chiropractic.

Ashleigh said she was open to conservative care and finding a more holistic approach for her son. Still, she was wary.

“Going in, I was really nervous,” she said, “but after meeting Dr. Périllat, I found that she was wonderful and her demeanor was amazing. I trusted her because of the way she explained things and how she communicated with Blake. She talked to him like a human, and she took action that first day.”

Ashleigh learned that in the case of her son, chiropractic was not about making adjustments, but rather altering his neurological communication system through craniosacral therapy. This approach uses a gentle touch and manipulation to relieve pain and dysfunction. During the first appointment, Ashleigh began to see immediate changes. Blake’s fists, which had been closed tightly for months, opened for the first time. His body, which had been stiff and rigid, began to ease. “I was able to put him in his car seat, and it was the first time he didn’t have a blood-curdling cry,” she said.

Over the next few weeks, Ashleigh and her husband took notice of other improvements in Blake’s health and well-being―his appetite increased, his acid reflux went away, he was able to turn his head both ways and grasp objects with his hands.

As Blake’s condition improved, his appointments decreased from three times a week to once a week. Now, at 7 months old, Blake sees Dr. Périllat every three weeks for approximately 15 minutes.

“I think there’s a misconception among people about chiropractic,” Ashleigh said. “They think it is about cracking and snapping bones, but they don’t realize how the neurological function communicates with the body. Life has been a lot easier knowing this is an option.”

Ashleigh chokes up as she talks about the effect Dr. Périllat and chiropractic care has had on her infant son. She now feels that she can be a voice for others. “Being a health professional for 15 years, I had never seen or heard anything like what we saw in Blake. I can tell you it was scary,” she said. “I’ve always been an advocate for continuing education. Having been through this, I think there needs to be more public awareness, so more lives can be touched and quality of life can be improved.”

Logan Health Informatics Grad Featured on BestColleges.com

June 4, 2019 -- Carlos Fillmann earned his Master of Science Degree in Health Informatics in 2018 from Logan University, where he learned to use technology to improve patient care and health care business practices. He currently works as a telehealth technician with Finger Lakes Community Health in New York.

He was recently interviewed by BestColleges.com to share his experience earning his master’s degree, the transition from school to the workplace, and advice for students considering a degree in health informatics. Read it here.

Admissions Coordinator Brittany Wyatt Featured in Chesterfield Lifestyle Magazine

June 3, 2019 -- Chesterfield Lifestyle Magazine recently celebrated local women in its annual edition devoted to ladies. Among the women featured in the “Embrace Your Beauty” cover story is Logan University Admissions Coordinator Brittany Wyatt

As written in the article:

BRITTANY LUKASEK WYATT is a 31-year-old new mother and an admissions recruiter for Logan University.

“We women can be hard on ourselves with pregnancy and physical appearances, but beauty comes from enjoying each of life’s amazing phases and milestones,��� she reminds.

“My husband, my son, my mother, my family all make me feel beautiful every day. The way they look at me, support me and love me unconditionally makes me feel so wonderfully cherished,” Brittany says.

This Ballwin resident tries to embrace her personal growth while applying patience and accepting “God’s timing, not mine.”

It’s been expressed that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we all believe beauty is inside each and every one of us, just waiting to come out!

Read the full article here, and watch the Embrace Your Beauty video below: 

Dr. Brett Winchester Authors Article for SportsMD.com

May 31, 2019 -- Brett Winchester, DC, instructor at Logan University and consultant for several Major League Baseball teams, authored in article on SportsMD.com on a current epidemic in baseball – Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injuries – and the importance of biomechanics in baseball pitching.

Read his article on SportsMD.com

Dr. Aimee Jokerst Featured in West Newsmagazine

May 30, 2019 -- Aimee Jokerst, DC, FIAMA, Health Center Clinician at Logan University’s Montgomery Health Center, was recently featured in West Newsmagazine discussing acupuncture as a successful treatment for allergies.

“Acupuncture is a fantastic alternative therapy. It’s been around for thousands of years and is very versatile. I have done acupuncture on thousands of patients in my 19 years, and I’ve maybe seen one person who didn’t benefit,” Dr. Jokerst said in the article.

Read the full article here

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