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’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. 


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.”

Biomechanics of Golf

September 21, 2018 -- Doctors of Chiropractic recently had the opportunity to not only improve their own golf game, but also help their patients through advice and tips for injury prevention.

Earlier this month, Mike Murphy, DC (1995) visited Logan’s campus for a continuing education seminar on the “Biomechanics of Golf.” Dr. Murphy is currently the official NHL team chiropractor for the St. Louis Blues and previously served as the official NFL team chiropractor for the St. Louis Rams. He also practices at Performance Chiropractic in Chesterfield.

Dr. Murphy has a passion for golf and enjoys teaching others how to treat and prevent injuries that can result from the sport.  “I think anyone who golfs chases the dream of perfecting their game,” he said. “Perfecting your practice is what we are chasing.”

Dr. Murphy demonstrated golf swings and addressed common mistakes and proper form during the two-hour course. The biggest takeaway, he conveyed, was “practice makes permanent,” meaning the more you practice with improper motor patterns, the more you’ll develop a motor pattern for something you’re doing incorrectly. 

“What we’re aiming for is a correct, repeat motor pattern,” he said, “as well as learning how to use your bigger muscles (not just your arms) for a proper golf swing.”

Rodney Small, DC, said he treats many college-level golfers at his practice, Access Health Care & Wellness in Nashville, Illinois. He attended the seminar to learn more about possible injuries from an improper swing and to pick up a few tips to improve his game. 

Father and son chiropractors, Drs. Howard and Jason Rowe, attended the event from Muscatine, Iowa. They said they enjoy attending Logan’s interactive, post-graduate presentations and looked forward to gaining valuable insight from Dr. Murphy as they treat their athletic patients.

For more information about Logan’s on-campus seminars, email postgrad@logan.edu or call 1-800-842-3234. 


Logan Resident Competes in Powerlifting Competition

August 28, 2018 -- Courtney Wells, DC, MS, senior sports medicine resident, competed in the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Central Super Regionals last month in St. Louis. The competition was a chance to qualify for the USAPL Nationals 2018 which will be held in Spokane, WA.

This was Dr. Wells’ second powerlifting meet. After placing 2nd in the competition in the raw 84Kg open women's weight class with a lifted total of 837.7lbs combining squat, bench and deadlift weights, she is currently ranked 98th for USAPL 2018 in her class with a Wilks Score of 341.35.

Her total score qualified her for the 2018 USAPL Nationals, however due to equipment regulations set by IPF for Super Regionals, Dr. Wells was prevented from competing there this year. Dr. Wells begins training with approved wraps for the upcoming year with the same goal of competing at USAPL Nationals in 2019. 

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