Logan Residents Pass Sports & Rehab Exams

August 5, 2019 -- Congratulations to two Logan Sports & Rehabilitation residents who passed the most recent round of sports chiropractic certification exams.

Cami Stastny, DC, MS, CCSP successfully passed the written portion of her Diplomate of American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians (DACBSP®) exam, and Leslie Reece, DC successfully passed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®)exam.

Logan Resident Director and Clinician Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP said this recognition represents a significant achievement in the journey of successful Sports & Rehabilitation residents. 

    

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

Logan Alumnus Scores Position with FC Dallas

January 10, 2019 -- When Jacob Stutz, DC (2015) moved to Frisco, Texas, the first thing he did was drive to Toyota Stadium, home of Major League Soccer team FC Dallas.

“I sat in the parking lot, thinking about the chance to be just a small part of professional soccer,” he said. “Three months after walking across the stage at Logan, I had no idea this would happen to someone like me.”

Dr. Stutz is now wrapping up his third season as team chiropractor for FC Dallas. He said the opportunity to work with the team had nothing to do with connections―rather it was the result of hard work, determination and the courage to ask.

 

“I walked in and asked if I could offer the team my services,” he said. “After a long conversation with an athletic trainer―where I had an impromptu patient treatment―they plugged me into the rotation where I treated athletes several days a week. Following a short trial period, the position was made official.”

 

Today, Dr. Stutz divides his time between practicing at Frisco Family & Sport, where he cares for athletes of all abilities, and FC Dallas, where he treats athletes before, during and after games and practices. He also is on call for any immediate needs and often treats athletes for visiting teams.

 

Dr. Stutz credits his Logan education and years of playing soccer for helping build trust and credibility with his patients. “I understand how they feel after an injury or practice, so there’s a higher level of compassion as well as reporting and compliance from the athletes,” he said.

 

Because many of the international athletes speak little or no English or have never been exposed to chiropractic, Dr. Stutz often uses his Spanish to educate and explain how chiropractic can help. He enjoys this educational aspect of his job just as much as treating patients. “I get to plant the seed and spread awareness of the profession through education and care,” he said.

 

For someone who grew up playing soccer and is still passionate about the sport, Dr. Stutz said he’s living a dream. “It just shows that the answer is always ‘no’ until you ask.”



Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm Named Sports Chiropractor of the Year

January 4, 2019 -- Congratulations to Jonathan Wilhelm, DC, MS, CCSP, CCEP, CSCS, ICSSD (2004) who was honored as the 2018 Sports Chiropractor of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Sports Council. Dr. Wilhelm, owner of Pro Chiropractic in Bozeman, Montana, was honored during the annual symposium of the ACA Sports Council.

“I am so surprised and grateful to have been recognized by my peers in this way,” said Dr. Wilhelm in a press release from Pro Chiropractic. “I love helping athletes achieve, and to be recognized for doing something I so genuinely enjoy is really something special. This award tells me is that I have represented sports chiropractic well and I hope to empower others to do so moving forward.”

Dr. Wilhelm has worked with competitive Olympic, college, and professional athletes as well as local high school and youth athletes experiencing sports-related pain or lack of performance. During his career, Dr. Wilhelm has served USA Bobsled Skeleton and USA Gymnastics as the Traveling and Event Team Sports Chiropractor.  In February 2018, he became one of a select few sports chiropractors to serve the U.S. Olympic Team in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the XXIII Winter Olympic Games.


Sports Chiropractors Get a Win in Congress

October 16, 2018 -- In early October, Congress approved legislation that protects chiropractors who travel with sports teams. Whereas previously, jurisdictional issues left chiropractors who crossed state lines to care for athletes uncovered by their medical malpractice insurance, clinicians now can travel with teams worry-free.

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2018 was included in a H.R. 302, an unrelated piece of legislation that passed the Senate on Oct. 3 and was signed by the President two days later.  It ensures chiropractors that their license and liability insurance remain in effect across all states. This removes an enormous burden of legal and financial risk sports chiropractors faced in the past.

Lobbyists and volunteers with the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) worked closely with government officials to ensure that the bill’s final language included Doctors of Chiropractic. “This legislation not only protects chiropractors and other health professionals who travel with sports teams, it also ensures consistency of care for the athletes who rely on them,” said ACA President N. Ray Tuck, Jr., DC in a statement released by the ACA.

Chiropractic’s role in keeping athletes healthy and performing at their best is being increasingly recognized. In addition to a new partnership with the University of Memphis, Logan University also provides chiropractic care to athletes at the University of Missouri in Columbia and Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

“This is a very good thing,” said Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. “Chiropractors are an essential element of care for so many athletes and shouldn’t have to take on an undue amount of risk to provide the care needed to keep athletes safe.”

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