Logan Dedicates George A. Goodman LRC

March 28, 2019 -- Logan faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered yesterday to honor the late Dr. George A. Goodman, Logan’s sixth president, with the dedication of the George A. Goodman D.C. Learning Resources Center.

Logan President Dr. Clay McDonald recognized the many contributions of Dr. Goodman over the years, such as the University’s debt-free status, buildings and facilities and his vision to expand Logan College of Chiropractic to Logan University.

“He had a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous quality improvement, assuring that we are relevant for years to come,” Dr. McDonald said. “His contributions were invaluable.”

Close friend and faculty Senate President Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA, said Dr. Goodman was a giant of the chiropractic profession, starting as early as a student at Logan during the 1960s. “With two of his closest friends, Blair Alden and Gary Ditson, he started a chiropractic political action group, appropriately named Action,” he said. “This group’s goal was to help secure positive legislation in Jefferson City.”

Dr. Montgomery said Dr. Goodman’s legacy would continue with again pushing chiropractic legislation in 1974, which was recognized by then Logan President Dr. William Coggins with the awarding of the last Ph.C. – “Philosopher of Chiropractic” – by Logan. Dr. Goodman would go on to become president at Logan and demonstrate his leadership and vision by creating the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance programs, embarking on a campaign of community involvement and spearheading chiropractic’s inclusion in the VA.

“He was a giant of our profession and he bled Logan Blue,” Dr. Montgomery said. “George, you’ve earned this, congratulations.”

Dr. Goodman’s son, Jason Goodman, DC, said that today was exciting for the entire Goodman family. “It’s a truly fitting honor for my dad who spent 44 years of his life at Logan,” he said. “I wish my dad had the opportunity to be here today.”

Dr. Jason Goodman said that his father was passionate about Logan, viewing the presidency role as a real honor, and he was dedicated to lifelong learning. “I hope Logan students enjoy the LRC for many years to come.” 

Pictured left to right: Dr. Jason Goodman, Dr. Clay McDonald, Dr. Patrick Montgomery

Logan University Welcomes, Re-Elects Members to Board

March 26, 2019 -- Logan University welcomes new members and renewed existing members on its Board of Trustees. 

Jade Dominique James, MD, MPH was named a new board trustee and Rick Stevens was named a new advisory member to the board. 

Dr. James is an obstetrician-gynecologist at DePaul Medical Center in St. Louis. She previously worked at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Center (now known as CareSTL Health) and served as deputy director for the St. Louis County Department of Health. 

Rick Stevens is president of Christian Hospital & Northwest Healthcare (BJC Healthcare). He has more than 25 years in deploying evidence-based data to drive profitability and patient, physician and employee satisfaction at multi-facility and single-hospital health systems. 

The following were renewed in their positions on the board: Keith Overland, DC, CCSP, FICC as an advisory member and Roger L. Schlueter, Gregg E. Hollabaugh and Nicole Bennett as Trustees. They join Chair Richard Bruns, DC; Vice Chair Gary Mohr, MS; Trustees Donald Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA,; Paul Eberline, DC; Allen Hager, DC; Joseph Lane, DC; Marc Malon, DC; Judy Silvestrone, DC, MS; Rodney Williams, DC; Kurt Wood, DC; and Trustee Emeritus Steven Roberts, JD, LLM.


Dr. Jade Dominique James (left);  Rick Stevens (right)

Neuromodulation Journal Publishes Logan Research

March 21, 2019 -- Brain Stimulation, a premier journal for original research in the field of neuromodulation, has published research co-authored by Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, DCBCN, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology.

The study looked at the vagus nerve, which originates in the brain stem and is responsible for a variety of systems operations in the body, including the cardiovascular, immune and metabolic. Specifically, Dr. Kettner’s research wanted to determine if targeting vagal nuclei in response to stimulation was enhanced when the stimulation was delivered during exhalation.

To find out, researchers used a multimodal ultrahigh-field (7T) fMRI to examine vagal nuclei in the brain stem while applying a respiratory-gaited auricular vagal afferent nerve stimulation (RAVENS) technique. The transcutaneous electrical stimulation was applied in the ear at the cymba conchae. The results demonstrated that targeting was indeed enhanced during exhalation. This work will translate to nonpharmacological approaches for modulating brain activity in chronic pain and other neurological conditions.

Dr. Kettner’s co-researchers included Roberta Sclocco, PhD, and Vitaly Napadow, PhD, who are affiliated with Logan University, Department of Radiology through the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Kettner said he was honored to have research accepted by Brain Stimulation. “The journal focuses on research that promises to noninvasively modulate the nervous system and function of the brain,” he said. “Our research achieved that, and offers a brand new field of study.”


Your Whole Health: Ramping Up Your Running

March 15, 2019 -- When warmer weather hits, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in races long and short. Whether you’re a novice runner hoping to complete your first 5K or finally taking the plunge and training for a half or full marathon, the following tips from Logan University Instructor Brett Winchester, DC will help keep you in top training shape.

If you’re training for your first 5K: If you’re a new runner, achieving this distance is commendable but isn’t likely to cause any injuries. In fact, a majority of participants in 5K runs will not complete any official training before the race—although they won’t finish at a competitive pace, these runners are able to safely go the distance, hang out with friends and family and still have the rest of their day to do other things.

If you’re ready to increase your mileage: Many runners make the logical transition from 5Ks to a half marathon and then a full marathon. Regardless of the distance you ultimately work up to, going beyond the 5K mark requires more preparation and training. It’s smart to increase your mileage gradually. The rule of thumb is no more than a 20 percent increase each week. Go beyond that, and you’ll be at increased risk of injury such as tendonitis, runner’s knee, IT band syndrome or stress fractures. Including some cross-training—think biking, weight lifting or yoga—into your plan can also protect you from injury. 

Before signing up for 26.2 miles: Because marathon race day is a completely different animal than what you’ll experience during training sessions, it’s wise to run a few intermediate races such as a 10K or half marathon before taking on a full marathon. By doing this, you’ll get to experience all the pressures of race day on a smaller level. It’s worth noting that many runners never advance beyond a half marathon, and that’s okay!

Going the distance: In general, the more miles you log each week, the higher your chances of injury. Keep yourself injury-free by committing to a smart training plan from the get-go. A local running store can be a great resource in selecting your training program and can help you choose running shoes and other necessary equipment. Many running stores also have training groups you can join for free—a great way to stay motivated through the many weeks of training.

Smart fuel: Food is fuel, and while most lower-distance runners don’t need to change their diet to cross the finish line in good shape, those with a heavy weekly running load or who are preparing for a full marathon will need to make sure they’re meeting their energy needs. I recommend a Paleo diet with the addition of healthy carbohydrates before training sessions and race day. You’ll also want to increase your water intake—by as much as double for those preparing for a marathon. Your “normal” amount is half your body weight in ounces—so if you weigh 150 pounds, you should take in 75 ounces each day, and 150 if you’re training for a marathon.

Recovery is crucial: Many new marathoners make the mistake of overtraining. Remember, the rest and recovery days included in your plan are just as important as the training days! Once you cross the finish line, wait awhile before committing to your next full marathon. Taking time off to let your body recover is important for long-term participation in the sport. Limit yourself to two or three marathons a year. After each one, take a month off and switch to another form of exercise.  

Logan’s Master’s in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Recognized as One of Best in USA

March 12, 2019 – Logan University’s Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation program was recognized by OnlineMasters.com as one of the best online master’s in sports medicine programs in the United States for 2019. Logan’s program was ranked No. 11 and was honored specifically as Best in Leadership Training.

OnlineMasters.com analyzed every online Master’s in Sports Medicine program in the nation, considering each program’s academic quality, student success and affordability. It conducted more than 33 hours of research and consulted 13 industry experts, hiring managers, current students and alumni to identify the 17 best programs.

Interested in Logan's Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation degree program or a career in health sciences? Complete an online inquiry form, and an Admissions Coordinator will be in touch with you. 

Logan’s Innovative Research Featured at ACC-RAC 2019

March 11, 2019 -- This week, 25 Logan faculty and leaders are heading to the Association of Chiropractic College’s 26th Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) in Baltimore, Maryland, to present research relating to competencies and collaboration.

This year’s conference theme is Fostering Innovation.

Researchers from all over the world submit and present their latest work through posters, group discussions and speaking platforms.  A total of 14 platform presentations and seven poster presentations were accepted from Logan, the most ever accepted from Logan’s radiology department, not to mention a strong showing from the Rehabilitation Active Care Clinic.

Presentations from Logan represent a wide range of research, innovation and thought leadership on topics addressing conditions such as spondylolysis, apophysitis, hamstring tears and ulcers. A full list of the platform and poster presentation topics, as well as the affiliated Logan faculty members, are listed below:


Platform Presentations

Sonography of asymptomatic ulnar nerve instability

Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC; Federico Villafane, DC, DACBR; Stacey Cornelson, DC; Roberta Sclocco, PhD

Spinal manipulation increases cortical salience network connectivity in cLBP

Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC; Vitaly Napadow, PhD; Kylie Isenburg; Dan-Mikael Ellingsen, PhD; Ekaterina Protsenko, PhD; Ishtiaq Mawla, PhD; Matthew Kowalski, DC; David Swensen, DC; Deanna O’Dwyer-Swensen, DC; Robert Edwards, PhD; Marco Loggia, PhD

Neural arch bone marrow edema and spondylolysis in adolescent cheerleaders: A case series

Ashley Ruff, DC; Stacey Cornelson, DC; Courtney Wells, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Bilateral hip cam-deformity and early-onset osteoarthritis

Daniel Ault, DC; Ashley Ruff, DC; Stacey Cornelson, DC; Aimee Jokerst, DC, FIAMA; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Dynamic vascular thoracic outlet syndrome: a case report

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Forrest Allen, DC; Mero Nunez, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Anatomic variation of the sciatic nerve utilizing sonography

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Chiropractic co-management of two patients with low back pain and bullets in or near the spine

Ross Mattox, DC, RMSK

Spinal epidural hematoma in a patient on chronic anticoagulation therapy performing self-neck manipulation: a case presentation

Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Point of care ultrasound in a chiropractic clinic: a case series demonstrating value added

Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Demographics of patients referred for chiropractic care within one Federally Qualified Health Center

Ahmad Abdella, DC; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Healthcare student knowledge of psychosocial factors associated with low back pain: A narrative review

Kelsey Lewis, DC; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Eccentric loading used in reducing chronic fascial tear of hamstring in a high school sprinter

Cami Stastny, DC; Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CCSP, DACBSP

Recovery expectations for apophysitis in year-round single sport athletes: a case series on osgood-schlatter disease management

Cami Stastny, DC; Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CCSP, DACBSP

A case study in the use of therapeutic laser in wound healing of a pressure ulcer

Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS; Emma Minx, DC; Christopher Belics, DC, MS; Benjamin Heasty, DC; Tyler White, DC; Bobby Prichett, DC, CCSP


Poster Presentations

Sonography of gluteal muscles and sciatic nerve in a 37-year old with chronic spinal cord injury

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Sonoelastography of the trunk and lower extremity muscles in Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Ashley Ruff, DC; Muriel Perillat, DC, MS; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Lisfranc ligament injury in a 23-year-old female with multimodality imaging 

Carrie Santore, DC; Stacey Cornelson, DC; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Improved cranial nerve sensation in a patient with occipital neuralgia with scar mobilization

Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS

A case of flexor carpi radialis tenosynovitis mimicking carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed by diagnostic ultrasound

Ahmad Abdella, DC; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Effects of high-intensity interval training and strength training on endurance and coordination in a patient with a brain stem injury

Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CCSP, DACBSP

Contraindications in certain types of Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT) for the connective tissue disorder patient: a case report on chiropractic management and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome

Erika Evans, DC

Best of luck to all as you take on ACC-RAC 2019! For more information on the conference and schedule, click here.

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