2007 ICA Chiropractor of the Year

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John K. Maltby, DC, FICA, of Blythe, California has been honored as the 2007 Chiropractor of the Year by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). Dr. Maltby was presented the Association’s highest honor at ICA’s 81st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on April 28, 2007. This award, which was created by ICA’s Founder Dr. BJ Palmer in 1950, is presented annually to one exceptional individual who has distinguished themselves throughout their career through extraordinary service to the ICA and the chiropractic profession.

Governor Schwarzenegger and Dr Maltby“Dr. Maltby has earned this historic recognition many times over through his tireless work on behalf of the global development of chiropractic and through his efforts to defend the rights of chiropractic practitioners and patients alike,” said ICA Vice President Dr. Daniel J. Murphy. “The chiropractic profession owes a great deal to his dedication, innovative thinking, his commitment to principle and his unique effectiveness in leading the chiropractic profession in a strong and positive direction,” Dr. Murphy said. “ICA is very proud of Dr. Maltby and we all can learn and benefit from the powerful example of service he has provided over the years he has been involved with the ICA.”

Dr. Maltby serves as the President of the ICA, having been first elected in 2005. In a unique indicator of the confidence and respect of the ICA membership, he was returned to office without opposition to a second, two-year term in April, 2007. Prior to his election as ICA President, Dr. Maltby served on the Association’s Board as Western Regional Director.

A member of the ICA for more than 30 years, Dr. Maltby has been active in a host of chiropractic activities and projects including ICA’s Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences, as a member of the faculty of ICA’s Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (CCST) program, and as Chair of ICA’s Student Affairs Committee. Dr. Maltby also serves on the current Board of Directors of the International Chiropractors Association of California (ICAC), ICA’s affiliate organization in that state, an organization in which Dr. Maltby also previously served as President and Chairman of the Board.

Dr. Maltby serves as the President of the ICA, having been first elected in 2005. In a unique indicator of the confidence and respect of the ICA membership, he was returned to office without opposition to a second, two-year term in April, 2007. Prior to his election as ICA President, Dr. Maltby served on the Association’s Board as Western Regional Director.

Dr. Maltby is also heavily involved in community and public service activities, is active in the California Republican Party, and has been an outspoken supporter of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, working to mobilize doctors of chiropractic and their patients to support the Governor’s two successful election efforts.

“I am deeply humbled and grateful for this honor. It is the highlight of my chiropractic career,” said Dr. Maltby at the ICA’s Annual Meeting Banquet on April 28th in Washington, DC, upon learning of his having been chosen as ICA’s 2007 Chiropractor of the Year.

Dr. Maltby is a 1977 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and is in private practice in Blythe, CA.

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