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Nurturing Well-Being from the Start: Pediatric Chiropractor Dr. Allison Harvey

In recent years there has been increasing interest in chiropractic care for pediatric patients as a gentle and non-invasive option to support their well-being as they grow. Allison Harvey, DC (’06), DICCP finds herself at the forefront of this movement as a seasoned pediatric chiropractor and now a faculty member for Logan University’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatric (MS-CP) program. This specialized degree is for chiropractors looking to delve deeper into the pediatric field.

Dr. Harvey has been treating children since 2006 and is one of the only Diplomates in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) in Missouri. In addition to serving as the lead clinician for the pediatric department at the Montgomery Health Center at Logan, she teaches pediatric courses to Logan’s trimester 7 Doctor of Chiropractic students and oversees the very specialized pediatrics rotation.

“Before Logan’s MS-CP program, the pediatric diplomate was one of the only ways to learn more about this specific population, so the degree is not only incredibly valuable, but also innovative,” said Dr. Harvey. “Graduates of this program have high-value credentials that are recognized universally. The hybrid format is very accessible. The hands-on portion is intensive, and they focus heavily on safety and learning to be gentle and effective with patients.”

Dr. Harvey teaches Pediatric Case Management 2. In the spring of 2024, she will begin teaching Advanced Pediatric Case Management, the final course in the case management series. In Pediatric Case Management 2, students deepen their knowledge of health concerns in pediatric patients and uncommon conditions. Students also gain better understanding of the whole health of the patient, from congenital issues to delayed milestones, ensuring the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for successful outcomes.

“Creating courses for this master’s program has been eye-opening because I want the courses to be built exactly how I wish I was taught–not just lectures, but also interactive and creative,” she said. “I want a happy medium of what students can reasonably manage within their busy lives in family and practice and still complete what’s most effective to make this program unique and innovative.”

Her new course, Advanced Pediatric Case Management, will synthesize the full series and will also include virtual pediatric grand rounds and shadowing pediatric specialists for a complete whole health approach.

“The caliber of students in our MS-CP program is extremely high,” Dr. Harvey said. “They are very committed to learning and taking their education above and beyond on every single assignment. The students in this program are my colleagues, so while our goal is to teach them, they already come to us incredibly knowledgeable and professional. That means we must work hard to bring them to an even higher level.”

Learn more about and apply to Logan’s Master of Science in Chiropractic Pediatrics program today.