June 19, 2019 -- School’s out which
means summer camps and youth sports are in full swing. As youngsters of all
ages head to the parks and playing fields, Logan’s Human Performance Center
Resident Cami Stastny, DC, MS, CCSP, reminds
parents and coaches to follow a few simple steps to
minimize and prevent the risk of youth sport injuries.
- Ensure proper warm-up
and instruction of exercises/drills
- Be aware and cautious
of overuse injuries
participation in multiple sports and activities so the body learns many planes
of movement and becomes more adaptable
Dr. Stastny said some
coaches lack a fundamental understanding of exercises and how to implement
training methods, and unfortunately, they may mirror their personal past
experiences and “old school” mentality, which might not fit the group of
children they are training. She said it’s not uncommon to see previous
collegiate or semi-pro athletes implement training strategies on youth athletes
whose bodies are just not ready for it.
it comes to youth sports, it’s also important to take the time to understand
best practices and strategies, which include proper nutrition and hydration,
getting plenty of rest and wearing proper gear.
Chiropractic care is a
valuable tool for treating injuries and keeping active youth in good shape, on
and off the field. In general, adjustments help with keeping joints healthy. Additionally,
movement and mobility screenings can provide a personalized assessment of an
Dr. Stastny said being
able to see deficiencies in movement can allow for some simple rehab exercises
that can both enhance performance and prevent injury. For example, a
chiropractor can make sure the foot is able to absorb forces properly, which
can make a big difference in performance and training.
Not all injuries and
athletes should be treated the same. While the knowledge and the techniques used
to treat the patient will be similar, how they are applied to each person
should be customized to fit the individual.
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.
2019 -- Jude
Miller, DC, MS, CCSP, CME, advanced practice clinician at The University
of Memphis (UofM), was recently featured in Chiropractic
Economics offering his top chiropractic dos and don’ts when working with
Dr. Miller graduated from Logan in 2011 and now represents the University
as the team chiropractic physician at UofM, where he works with a sports
medicine team consisting of 12 athletic trainers, one full-time physical
therapist and himself. Logan Doctor of Chiropractic students complete rotations
under the supervision of Dr. Miller, assisting with chiropractic care, soft
tissue work, dry needling, kinesio taping and laser therapy for UofM student
athletes. Read more about Logan’s partnership with UofM here.
Dr. Miller’s Chiropractic
Economics feature is available here.
2019 -- Norman
Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, professor and chair of the Department of
Radiology, was recently featured in AXIS
Imaging News as one of the most influential professionals in radiology.
Check out the full article here – where
Dr. Kettner answers five questions about his career, research, his unique
approach that combines radiology with chiropractic care, and what he believes
the future of diagnostic imaging will hold.
June 7, 2019 -- The Academy for
Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research has recognized Logan
radiology adjunct faculty member Vitaly Napadow PhD, LicAc. with
the Academy’s 2019 Distinguished Investigator Award.
Napadow is one of 37 researchers to receive the award, which recognizes
individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. Recipients
represent the top 10 percent of all academic radiology faculty.
Dr. Napadow serves as director for
the Center for Integrative Pain Neuroimaging (CiPNI) and associate professor
for the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General
Hospital, the primary teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.
In addition to serving as an adjunct
faculty member at Logan, Dr. Napadow has been a research collaborator with Norman
Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC,
chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, for nearly 20 years.
According to Elizabeth A. Krupinski,
PhD, co-chair of the Council of Distinguished Investigators, the award
recipients represent the future of research in radiology, advancing the field
and developing ways to significantly improve patient care through imaging.
of the honorees has met the following criteria:
- Primary professional
appointment in an academic Department of Radiology;
- Recipient of a MD,
DO, and/or PhD degree;
- Academic rank of at
least Associate Professor or its equivalent;
productivity, including at least 25 peer-reviewed scientific research
publications in which the awardee is the first author or senior author; and
accomplishments as an independent investigator with a substantial ongoing
research program, including at least 6 cumulative years of funding as the
Principal Investigator of a major competitive extramural research grant.
Honorees will be inducted into the Academy’s Council
of Distinguished Investigators during a ceremony that will be held in
November at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2019 annual meeting in
2019 -- Ross
Mattox, DC, RMSK, instructor and lead chiropractic clinician for Logan
University at CareSTL Health, was recently featured as a St. Louis Character in
the St. Louis Business Journal, highlighting
his work helping patients treat and prevent back pain and his passion for
As stated in the article: “Through his work as a chiropractor at
CareSTL, Mattox has helped hundreds of low-income patients escape both chronic
pain and a dependence on opioids. Mattox tailors his care to alleviate back
pain by adjusting patients’ lifestyle choices, whether it be quitting smoking
or losing weight.
“Through those changes and chiropractor services that CareSTL
provides, Mattox and his team empower patients to get back in the driver’s seat
when it comes to their well-being.”
Read the full feature and watch the video here.