Aug. 21, 2019 -- Dr. Arlan Fuhr (’61), chairman and co-founder of Activator
Methods International, will be making a special presentation at the Women’s Health
Symposium on Saturday, Sept 28.
1 to 2 p.m., Dr. Fuhr will be addressing treatment options for the aging spine,
specifically addressing a research study that finds the Activator a safe method
for adjusting patients with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are
reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is
“Not only did the study determine
that it was safe, but it showed that there was regrowth in the osteoporotic
area of the bone being adjusted,” he said. “This is important because of the
amount of osteoporosis in women over the age of 65.”
The Activator Method is the world’s most widely used adjusting
technique that is employed by more than 70 percent of all chiropractors and
taught in nearly every chiropractic college in the world.
Dr. Fuhr, who established the National Institute of Chiropractic
Research, a nonprofit research foundation, holds 13 domestic patents, 47
worldwide trademarks and more than 100 copyrighted works.
Logan University’s Department of Postgraduate Education is proud to host the
first ever ACA Women’s Council Symposium on Women’s Health. To learn more
and register, please visit logan.edu/healthsymposium.
August 16, 2019 -- A recent case
study authored by members of the department of radiology and a Health Center clinician
was published in Journal of Ultrasound. It reported that an 8-year-old
patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) displayed increased sonoelastographic
measures (hardening) of lower extremity muscles when compared with an
age-matched healthy control. The report also demonstrated the value of using
sonoelastography, a noninvasive ultrasound technique, to diagnose and monitor
the progress of DMD.
case study, titled “Sonoelastography of the trunk and lower extremity muscles
in a case of Duchenne muscular dystrophy,” was written by Stacey Cornelson, DC,
DACBR; Ashley Ruff, DC; Muriel Perillat, DC, MS,; and Norman Kettner, DC,
DACBR, FICC, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology.
is a rare genetic disorder that causes muscle weakness and reduced tone of the
core and lower extremities through replacement of muscle by fibrofatty tissue.
Sonoelastography ultrasound can be used to demonstrate changes in the muscle
mechanical properties due to fatty replacement and fibrosis. Thus far, the use
of ultrasound technology in diagnosing DMD patients has been limited. Muscle
biopsy is the standard for histologic diagnosis of DMD, but ultrasound may be a
noninvasive and more cost-effective approach to assess muscle changes and
response to treatment. A goal of this case report was to add to the growing
argument for this approach.
case study also demonstrated the value of chiropractic care for treating DMD
symptoms. The patient came to Dr. Perillat for palliative care of low back and
bilateral leg pain and headaches. Among other symptoms, a physical exam
revealed a mild waddling gait, bilateral pseudohypertrophy of the calf muscles
and abnormal spinal ranges of motion. The patient also required assistance to
climb a flight of stairs.
addition to sonoelastographic ultrasound to assess muscle stiffness and texture,
the patient underwent spinal mobilization, kinesiotaping of lower extremity
muscles and was also fitted for foot orthotics to ease the abnormal gait. The
patient reported pain reduction and some improvement in gait and required less
assistance to climb stairs.
August 15, 2019 -- Attending Chiropractor: Logan University – College of
Once in a lifetime opportunity to practice in the modern
metropolitan city of Shanghai. Logan University in a strategic partnership with
Shanghai Chiropractic clinic seeks to identify highly qualified, hardworking
chiropractors to join their team. The practice embraces a whole body structural
approach, taking pride and offering the highest level of effective and
compassionate care to patients. We are seeking a well-rounded chiropractor with
excellent communication skills that has a desire to work in an engaging and
diverse community, committed to excellence, education and service, guided by
integrity, commitment and passion. Competitive salary with travel and housing
stipends included. To apply, send your cover letter and curriculum vitae to Cheryl.Maestas@logan.edu
12, 2019 -- The American Chiropractic Association’s Women’s Council on
Women’s Health will be hosting its first Symposium, September 28-29 on Logan’s
campus. The event, “Caring for the Female Patient Throughout Her Physiological
Journey,” will feature nationally known women’s health experts on topics such
as nutrition and heart disease, brain health, posture, pelvic floor
dysfunction, breastfeeding dysfunction and more.
Logan faculty member and ACA Women’s Council President Kristina
Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC said she’s excited to bring to light topics
that are not regularly discussed in the chiropractic profession. She said her
goal was to secure high caliber speakers from around the country who are
experts in women’s health, and she hopes that those attending will leave with
new strategies for the female patient population. While the event is focused on
female health, it is open to all.
View the schedule and learn more about the Symposium here, then register online, by
phone at 1-800-842-3234 or by email at postgrad@Logan.edu.
9, 2019 -- Kenneth Weber II, DC, PhD, an instructor in the
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford
University, recently spoke as part of the Logan Department of Radiology’s
Chiropractic Grand Rounds.
Dr. Weber, who earned his clinical training as a
chiropractor at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida and then completed a PhD
in neuroscience at Northwestern University, currently researches different
neuroscience, machine-learning and clinical research techniques to better
understand, treat, and prevent musculoskeletal and neurological conditions,
including spinal pain.
On August 2, he addressed the topic of advancing
chiropractic with advanced magnetic resonance imaging to students, faculty and
staff, opening with a general description of the structural
and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology along
with their advantages and disadvantages. He described how fMRI provides non-invasive
mapping of the brain’s neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in the assessment of
patients with chronic pain. Maladaptive neural
circuity develops as an adaptive response to the persistent
nociception. This adaptation to central sensitization utilizes cortical
and subcortical neuroplasticity, and these patterns of brain neural activity
are mapped with fMRI technology. Dr. Weber discussed his research in
brain-based models of clinical pain states, and has incorporated an artificial
intelligence method known as machine learning to enhance models of bran
responses to pain.
He also explained his extensive research of spinal
manipulation in healthy and clinical pain disorders, including a new
development in his research: spinal cord fMRI. This technique, which Dr.
Kettner said has been long hampered by technical challenges, is advancing and
may provide a biomarker of spinal cord injury and disorders. In addition,
simultaneous fMRI of the spinal cord combined with functional imaging
of the brain is now on the horizon.
Dr. Kettner said this corticospinal mapping will provide
a perspective of large neural network integration, allowing more
precise understanding of chronic pain and other associated disorders, such as
anxiety and depression, and their treatment outcomes.
7, 2019 -- Logan’s Paralympic Operation Department recently
partnered with USA Boccia for its 2019 Nationals competition in San Antonio,
Texas. Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS, advanced practice clinician at Paraquad, and
Cami Stastny, DC, CCSP, second year resident in Logan’s Human Performance
Centers, were in attendance providing chiropractic support for the athletes and
learning the classification system for the Paralympic precision ball sport, similar to bocce, for
“I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Boccia athletes
again, helping them prepare, recover and improve their performance,” said Dr.
Ackroyd. “I particularly enjoyed being immersed in the classification process,
and I look forward to continuing to grow and develop Logan’s partnership with
Drs. Ackroyd and Stastny worked with athletes by
stretching them out before and after games and talking with them about seat
positioning and general body movement. Athletes
were given time to discuss their needs and how they can work with Logan
chiropractors at future trainings and competitions to improve their
“I couldn’t believe how much went into the sport, from
the detailed classification system and strategy of play,” said Dr. Stastny.
“Everyone was so great to work with, from administrative to athlete. I’m so
glad I was able to be a part of the event and hope to see more chiropractors
integrated in Paralympic events in the future.”
Becky Prince, executive director of USA Boccia, said
Drs. Ackroyd and Stastny were a great addition to the tournament, and many
athletes thanked her for making them available. “USA Boccia is very excited
about this partnership and we are looking forward to more opportunities for
growth,” she said.