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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”