Patients with acute low back pain receiving a combination of chiropractic manipulative therapy and standard medical care experienced a statistically and clinically significant reduction in their back pain and improved physical functioning when compared to those receiving standard medical care alone, reports an article in the April 15 issue of Spine.
Dr. Brian McAulay, president of Parker University, was recently elected as president of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) by its board of directors. Dr. McAulay will serve a two-year term as president of ACC, succeeding Dr. Richard Brassard, president of Texas Chiropractic College.
The Parker Alumni Association will present their annual awards at a luncheon held during the Parker Homecoming celebration on Friday, October 26. Awards will be presented to four noteworthy individuals who have impacted the chiropractic profession including: Dr. Rose Lepien,’91, Dr. James DeShazo,’95, Dr. Neil Gardner, ’09, and Dr. Jose Negron,’11.
Parker University was recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ). Each year, the Dallas Business Journal recognizes companies that proactively shape the health of their employees. Parker was honored as an organization that’s committed to creating a healthy workplace.
Parker Seminars awarded some of the most influential leaders in the profession during 2012 Parker Seminars Las Vegas. Erchonia Medical, a leader in low level laser health care applications, was honored with the coveted Philanthropy Award. Erchonia was honored with the award for their generosity in giving freely of their services, time, effort, support, and funds for the benefit of the chiropractic profession.
A group of more than 50 students, faculty, and staff from Parker College of Chiropractic traveled to the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas to educate the Texas Legislature on the value and credibility of the chiropractic profession. The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) organized the day at the capitol and encouraged chiropractors to join them in informing lawmakers. Parker representatives jumped at the opportunity to explain to legislators the training and qualifications possessed by doctors of chiropractic.
Parker College of Chiropractic presented sponsor scholarships to four students during an all-school assembly. The student recipients were awarded for their leadership and contributions to the college.
Parker College of Chiropractic president, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, swapped roles for a day with a Tri-Four Parker student, Steven Chalk. Chalk was selected to serve as President for a Day where he attended all the meetings that Dr. Mancini would normally attend, and Dr. Mancini attended classes, labs, clinic training, and activities that Chalk would normally attend.
Parker College of Chiropractic announces the opening of a new chiropractic center in Flower Mound, Texas. The center will contribute to educating students in a real world experience and will continue the development of students transitioning from a college internship to a chiropractic field practitioner. It also offers students the opportunity to examine and treat a high volume of patients that will bring them to a more advanced level of clinical performance.
Parker College of Chiropractic announces 2010 chiropractic research grant opportunities for researchers in private practice or associated with an academic institution. Multiple grants are available and each will provide up to 5,000 dollars of financial aid in clinical research projects.