Month: November 2011

Parker University Crowns Mr and Ms Parker Fitness

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

DALLAS, Texas — Parker University recently held its first annual Mr. and Ms. Parker Fitness Competition. The competition comprised of a strength, endurance, and flexibility performance as well as a posing presentation. Parker students who competed for the title of Mr. and Ms. Parker Fitness included Nicole Heilsberg, Abbye Mladenka, Kara Stephenson, Jason Christ, Nathan Gomez, and Darrell Thompson.

“As a chiropractic wellness institution, it’s important that our students understand the value of taking care of their body and expressing that to their patients by setting an example through their personal health,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker University. “It’s great to see Parker students with such determination to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Mr. and Ms. Parker Fitness
Darrell Thompson and Nicole Heilsberg were crowned as Mr. and Ms. Parker Fitness. Both Mr. and Ms. Parker Fitness received a $300 cash prize.

“I’m so passionate about fitness because every day I am blessed by God to take care of my body, to help change lives, and to be an example of good health,” said Thompson. “In the health profession, it’s really important to not only educate, but also be in good health as well. In order to teach, we have to be masters at what we’re teaching. I have a passion to help others live a more comfortable, healthier lifestyle.”

Serving as a certified personal trainer for seven years, Thompson was named Top Trainer for the city of Austin, Texas. He trains six days a week and stays consistent in eating a healthy diet.

Heilsberg has been working out her whole life. An avid runner, she’s competed in marathons and has taken personal training classes. She previously taught fitness classes such as cycling, core, strength, and conditioning classes.

Her training regimen is six days a week, which consists of weights for every muscle group and cardio training for her participation as a runner and basketball player in Chiro Games.

“Especially with times of high stress, staying active and fit is needed to stay sane,” said Heilsberg. “Fitness makes me feel great and I think it’s beneficial to be able to set an example for my future clients. Living an active, healthy lifestyle can help keep your life balanced and achieve things you never thought possible.”

The competition was judged by George DeJohn, fitness expert, author, and radio personality as the host of the “Train Station Fitness Show” on Sports Radio 1310 “The Ticket” for more than 14 years and Dr. Beau Hightower, a 2010 Parker graduate, currently serving as the director of sports therapy and rehab for Airrosti Rehab Centers in Las Colinas, Texas. He’s also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Additional judges included Dr. Abby Perone, a 2011 Parker graduate and associate doctor at Las Colinas Spine and Sports Medicine and Highland Park Spine and Sports Medicine; Dr. Vince Scheffler, a 2007 graduate of Parker, who specialized in sports specific rehabilitation, holds his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) license, and was recognized by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP); and Patrice Watson, expo coordinator of Parker Seminars, who served as a Seattle Seahawks Cheerleader for nine years and received the title of Cheerleader of the Year.

About Parker University
Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a bachelor of science with a major in anatomy and a major in health and wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education specializations and certifications.

Source: Parker University @ 9:12 am | Article ID: 1321549989

Palmer College of Chiropractic Launches Mobile Website

Palmer College News

Access to the Internet has gone mobile and so has Palmer College of Chiropractic. Palmer College has launched its mobile website, which now provides immediate, on-the-go access to essential tools and information.

According to Earthbound Media Group, smartphone users “…will nearly double from 2011 to 2015,” and it is projected that more people will access the Internet via mobile devices than computers by 2014.

With that in mind, Palmer College is reinforcing its role as The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education® by launching the first mobile website among all chiropractic colleges in the United States. This new resource provides access to certain College and campus resources, but contains fewer graphics to allow for easy navigation and minimize phone memory usage. It is accessible via smartphones and other mobile devices at

palmer chiropractic mobile websiteAmong the many features, the mobile site allows users to:

  • Request information
  • Pre-register for a campus visit
  • Find out how to apply
  • Learn about veterans benefits
  • Access social media sites
  • Watch Palmer videos
  • Contact our Clinics
  • Connect to various alumni resources
  • Get directions to campuses
  • And much more

    Additionally, Palmer’s mobile site contains an RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed, which delivers regularly changing web content, such as news and blogs. By using an RSS feed reader or application, people may have news updates sent to them without visiting the websites they frequent. To subscribe to Palmer’s RSS feed, go to the mobile site at and click on the orange RSS button located below the main menu.

    Palmer College of Chiropractic consists of three campuses–the main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and branch campuses in San Jose, California, and Port Orange, Florida. The College was founded in Davenport, Iowa, by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in 1897. Today Palmer College of Chiropractic has approximately 2,200 students attending its three campuses and more than 26,000 alumni practicing worldwide. @ 4:30 pm | Article ID: 1320535862