Logan Clinician Appointed to Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health

Oct. 16, 2019 -- Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR, integrated health center clinician and assistant professor at Logan, was recently appointed to the Clinical Working Group for the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH). 

Formed in 2004, the ACIH supports a wide range of activities and projects in the areas of education, clinical care, research and policy that contribute to transforming our health care system to be one that emphasizes the importance of creating health and well-being.

The focus of the Clinical Working Group (CWG) is to identify and advance projects in clinical education that foster inter-disciplinary understanding and respect among professions and enhance the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors of individuals involved in integrated clinical settings, including clinicians, students and educators. The ultimate objective of CWG work is integrated and collaborative patient care.

“My hope is that we can continue to advocate for appropriate integration and utilization of chiropractic within a broader healthcare landscape,” Dr. Battaglia said.  

ACIH represents 18 national organizations, as well as numerous universities, colleges and programs, and a wide variety of volunteers and supporters.

Dr. Montgomery Discusses Chiropractic & Low Back Pain on Fox 2 News St. Louis

October 14, 2019 -- In honor of National Chiropractic Health Month this month, Logan Professor Patrick Montgomery, DC ('76), MS, FASA sat down with Fox 2 News in St. Louis to explain how chiropractic care is an effective, non-drug approach to treating low back pain, which is the No. 1 reported health problem in both Missouri and the United States. 

Check out the interview here: 

Lab Test Diagnostics Opens in Logan’s Montgomery Health Center

October 10, 2019 -- Logan University Health Centers hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony today for Lab Test Diagnostics, a laboratory services provider within the Montgomery Health Center. 

The lab is open to the public as well as a resource for Logan students, faculty and staff.

Logan’s Director of Clinical Experience Jason Goodman, DC said the lab currently offers the full gamut of lab services from testing for metabolic disorders to testing for strep and tuberculosis. Additionally, the lab can be a resource for local chiropractors needing lab work for their patients. 

Taqueer and Rubina Haider, who serve as chief executive office and chief operating officer of Lab Test Diagnostics, said they are thrilled to open their third lab at Logan University. Their others labs are in South County and Farmington, Missouri. "We are excited to be affiliated with Logan University," Rubina said. "It is a big moment in the history of our labs as we continue to serve the community." 

Historically, Logan has offered lab services, however those services were outsourced. Logan's Dean of College of Chiropractic Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS, said having the lab on site greatly supports Logan's health centers. "It provides the opportunity for real-life interpretation," he said. "Students can observe blood draws and access results quicker."

The lab services are available daily and a phlebotomist is on site Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Operations are overseen by Logan Professor Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART®.

Registration Open for the Specific Chiropractic Adjustment Seminar

October 9, 2019 -- Logan is proud to present a special postgraduate seminar November 16-17, 2019 instructed by practicing chiropractors, for practicing chiropractors. 

1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
(includes hot lunch)
8 a.m. to 2 pm Sunday, Nov. 17 
(includes hot brunch)

Door prizes are available.

Nine highly qualified experts―all Logan alumni―will present 12 hours of chiropractic techniques and demonstrate the adjustments they have used in their practices and taught to thousands of students and doctors for more than 40 years. They will also discuss modifications and enhancements they have discovered and encourage dialogue among attendees.

Our expert instructors include: 

Jennifer Walpert, DC (’94)
Nofa Shibley, DC (’97) 
Ralph Barrale, DC (’69) 
Richard Cranwell, DC (’76)   
Ralph Filson, DC (’69)  
Roy Hillgartner, DC (’69)  
Anthony Miller, DC (’99)
Daryl Ridgeway, DC (’97)
Michael Wittmer, DC (’80)

Topics will include lumbar adjusting, including the prone adjustment; side posture adjustments, such as the accordion move and the pull-thru maneuver; thoracic adjusting, such as the pisiform-traction adjustment; cervical adjusting, including prone cervicals and the bimanual recoil adjustment; specific atlas adjustment; extremity adjustments, including shoulder, elbow, wrist, and knee; high velocity low amplitude adjusting on a drop table; Gonstead adjustments; and a demonstration of a special pressure plate table that measures your adjustment.  

Early bird tuition is $205 (must be received by Nov. 1); regular tuition is $235. To register, visit Logan’s Postgraduate Department logan.edu/postgrad call 800-842-3234 or email PostGrad@logan.edu.

Team USA Para Powerlifting Brings Homes Two Gold Medals in Test Event

October 2, 2019 -- Last weekend, members of Team USA Para Powerlifting headed halfway around the world to the 2019 Tokyo Test Event. The event is a trial run for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, and counts towards the athletes overall international ranking.

On Friday, Team USA was off to a great start with Christian Largo competing in the Men’s Up to 64kg weight category. Going 3 for 3, Largo finished first in this weight class and hit a personal record of 140kg, which earned him a gold medal.

On Saturday, it was another gold medal for Team USA as Jake Schrom competed in the Men’s Up to 107kg weight class and achieved an international personal record of 202kg. This increased his international ranking by three spots with his finish. 

Also bringing a solid effort to the test event were Ashley Dyce, who competed in the Women’s Over 86kg weight class, and Antonio Martin, who competed in the Men’s Over 107kg weight class. While the two did not earn spots on the board, they will have another chance to increase their world rankings before the 2020 Paralympic Games. 

“I am extremely proud of our athletes and coaches,” said Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP, executive director of Paralympic operations at Logan University. “It has been a busy international year on the competition side and our team has responded to every challenge it has faced. We walked away from this tournament with two golds, two personal records and many valuable lessons learned.”

Dr. Humphries said coming off a roller coaster of a tournament, she looks forward to the team’s continued hard work and seeing how the athletes perform in 2020.

Up for the Challenge: Former Logan Sports Resident Takes on Olympic Training Center

September 24, 2019 -- Cami Stastny, DC, MS (’19), CCSP, just returned from a two-week rotation at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center programs.

The training center serves more than 500 athletes and coaches at any given time and supports boxing, cycling (Olympic and Paralympic), figure skating, gymnastics, Paralympic judo, pentathlon, shooting (Paralympic and Olympic), Paralympic swimming and wrestling.

Read about Dr. Stastny’s experience and how she provided care for the top athletes in United States.

Were you nervous or excited about attending?

Definitely a little bit of both, but in a good way. For instance, I was nervous and excited to work in a new environment with a new system, but I felt unsure on how my approach would fit―I wanted the athletes to like my treatments. I was also excited to meet new colleagues, share ideas and learn the care given to our nation’s best athletes. 

What you did during the rotation?

As a volunteer, you are assigned to treat in the clinic and take care of the patients on the schedule. There were times I was assigned to cover practices (I did cycling and men’s gymnastics) and times I was on-call through the night, since we were close enough to respond to any emergencies. With my sideline care though my sports science & rehabilitation residency at Logan and several years of clinical experience behind me, I felt well prepared for the rotation. 

What was the most surprising or interesting aspect of the rotation?

The most interesting part was learning about the training center’s history … how it’s all sponsored and donated, learning more about each sport and how to treat it, and the role the training center had on each sport versus the national governing body.

How has this experience prepared you for going forward in your career?

It gave me a good experience of working in a true multi-disciplinary environment and learning how to efficiently and effectively treat the athletes as well as manage cases from different perspectives.      

What are you doing now?

I am an attending clinician at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. 

The opportunity to serve at the Olympic Training Center is
available to any sports chiropractor who meets the requirements to apply. These include, but are not limited to, a minimum of three years professional experience and active involvement in the sports community. Details can be found here.  

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