June 13, 2019 -- Logan will be unveiling a new
Simulation Lab featuring a Force Sensing Technology Table, which incorporates technology to aid in development of motor
skills used to deliver spinal manipulation.
Associate Professor Daryl Ridgeway said the
force sensing technology provides instantaneous data on loads transmitted by
the manual adjustment, and offers students immediate objective feedback about
their performance, through a display of their force-time profile.
skills of the student can then be directly quantified and compared, to expert
force-time profiles and the students can then use this objective feedback to
model the desired behavior, rather than relying on observation and intrinsic
feedback alone,” he said.
table was developed by Logan graduate John Triano, DC (1973), PhD and
researchers at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Triano is a leading
expert in spine
care research and chiropractic procedures. He serves as co-director of Conservative
Medicine and Director for the Chiropractic Division at The Texas Back
Institute, a multidisciplinary spine facility.
ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 in Room
106 of the Science & Research Building. All are welcome to attend.
When Daryl Ridgeway, DC came to Logan University for the first time in 1991 as a potential student,
he vividly remembers Robyn Wilkerson, DC taking time to show him around campus and answer many
questions he had during the tour. “It made an impression on me, and I have kept it in the back of my
mind ever since,” he said.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Ridgeway has been paying
that experience forward as he meets with prospective
students at Slice of Logan as well as at weekly campus
visits. “I started by talking to potential students
about adjusting techniques, but with time it grew into
answering questions about the curriculum, showing them
the campus and sharing my experience as a practicing
chiropractor,” he said.
Prior to becoming a Logan student, Dr. Ridgeway
spent 20 years touring as a musician, which began his
fascination with chiropractic. “I had some issues from
playing drums for so long. Chiropractic really helped me
with pain management and avoiding medication, which
made me a believer,” he said.
Dr. Ridgeway graduated from Logan in August 1997
and continues his passion for chiropractic both in private
practice and as a faculty member. He champions the
profession and the University, working in tandem with
the Office of Admissions during Slice of Logan, speaking
with prospective students on the phone and providing
Dr. Ridgeway’s personal experience allows him to
relate to prospective students and answer questions
about what sets Logan apart and how to handle the
business side of practicing chiropractic. “Many of the
interested students are worried about the workload and
the strenuous courses—they all want to know ‘am I going
to make it?’ and I really enjoy assuaging their worries,”
Dr. Ridgeway said.
Over the years, Dr. Ridgeway has spoken to and met
with more than 3,000 prospectives, and to many of
those, he has been a trusted mentor during their time
as Logan students. “I teach a lot of adjusting courses,
so I will see them regularly in class and around campus,
and we maintain communication all the way through,”
he said. “To me, it’s incredibly rewarding when I see
graduating DCs that I counseled as a prospective