By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
As I typically do when attending chiropractic conferences, I shot plenty of photography during the 2013 California Chiropractic Association Convention & Expo, I’ll be sharing several photos from that event in this post. Expect to see more images in a follow-up CCA conference post.
I also posted news today on Planet Chiropractic regarding Joining the CCA Evolution of Chiropractic in California, so check that out if you haven’t done so already. As I’ve mentioned many times in other posts, I really enjoy attending continuing education events in my own state, and I am thankful the CCA has stepped it up and began providing subluxation-centered chiropractic education in the state of California. Check out these photos from the conference.
This was one of the first photographs I took on Saturday morning (day two) at the CCA convention. From left to right we have chiropractors Bart Conn, Brian Stenzler, Matt Hubbard, Leslie Hewitt, Grace Syn, and Leo Meltvedt. Notice all the chiropractors are smiling and it’s only eight o’clock in the morning on a Saturday. My guess is they are all enthusiastic about what’s taking place with chiropractic in the state of California.
Dr. Matt Hubbard (photographed on the left) is the current president of the California Chiropractic Association, he and I would both agree that it’s time you join the CCA. Kent Greenawalt is the president and CEO of Foot Levelers, a company that has made a significant impact in the chiropractic profession. He has received numerous awards from various chiropractic colleges and organizations. Foot Levelers sponsorship is one of the reasons chiropractor CCA members in California can get free continuing education at the annual CCA Expo. Dr. Leslie Hewitt is a California chiropractor and current Chair of CCA Conventions, we are both looking forward to your attendance (don’t forget to bring a friend) at the 2014 CCA convention in San Diego.
Here’s a photograph of longtime CCA member and California chiropractor Dr. Edward Rodgers. His son Aaron Rodgers plays football in the NFL, perhaps you’ve heard of him? He plays for the Green Bay Packers, and was 2010 Super Bowl MVP (most valuable player), for leading the Green Bay Packers to a winning Super Bowl XLV. If you were in attendance you could have shaken the hand of the chiropractor (and father) of the kid from Chico California that went on to win the Super Bowl.
Speaking of football, here’s a photograph of chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Ted Carrick, he was one of the speakers teaching continuing education on Saturday. During his two-part session on chiropractic neurology, Dr. Carrick shared numerous videos of pro athletes (for example hockey players) utilizing exercises he taught them while under his care. Up until just recently, Dr. Carrick worked at the Functional Neurology Center at Life University.
Here’s a photo of chiropractor Gilles LaMarche taken during lunch on Saturday. I am thankful chiropractors pause during their conversations to allow me to take photographs, not everybody is used to having the chiropractic paparazzi following them around at seminars. Dr. LaMarche spoke on Friday, covering a 1 1/2 hour presentation on Evolution in Chiropractic, he has great energy.
I love seeing chiropractic friends at conferences. I’ve known Dr. Dan Gambino and Kim Gambino for several years now, but I’m used to seeing them on the East Coast at New Beginnings, even though I’ve seen them a few times now on the West Coast. Once practicing chiropractic in West Virginia, Dr. Dan Gambino now practices in San Diego, California. He is one of several chiropractors that has volunteered to help keep Santa Claus subluxation free during the Christmas holiday season. Fortunately for Dr. Gambino, Santa Claus always makes a stop in San Diego, but I don’t know if that’s before or after he visits Los Angeles. Either way, we have Santa’s back.
OK folks, more photos coming in another post.