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Life West Wave Photos 2011

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I ran around all day with my camera (and had fun doing it) taking photos at the 2011 Life West Wave event which was held at the Oakland Marriott hotel in historic downtown Oakland (love the local architecture). Here’s a quick set of photos from yesterday, plenty more to come.

Life West Wave Science TrackLife Wave West Science Track

The day began with continuing education from Chiropractic Science Master Dr. Dan Murphy. The room was packed. Dr. Murphy speaks across the globe on the science of chiropractic and he is a presenter not to be missed. Always loaded with energy and highly recommended for chiropractors (and other health care professionals) seeking advanced knowledge of the human nervous system.

Dan Murphy Packed BallroomDr. Dan Murphy Chiropractic Science Track

It was early Friday morning in August and Dr. Dan Murphy was speaking to a full house gathered for a weekend of chiropractic education and fellowship. Seeing so many excited people so early in the day I knew it would be a terrific weekend. Day one did not disappoint.

Chiropractors Sharon Gorman and Jay HandtChiropractors Sharon Gorman and Jay Handt

Two of my favorite chiropractors, doctors Sharon Gorman and Jay Handt, found me following them around most of the day like chiropractic paparazzi (they are worthy). Sharon Gorman has written many articles for Planet Chiropractic and the two of us use to put on Chiropractic Seminars in the early 2000’s. Sharon still hosts Focus Chiropractic events in both Atlanta and Pennsylvania. She currently practices in the state of Georgia and she is very active promoting Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, GA.

Dr. Jay Handt practices in New York City (Central Park West) and he loves referring his celebrity chiropractic clients to me when they visit Los Angeles (thanks Jay!). Dr. Handt is amazing, he’s got a great practice, great family, rock solid philosophy and superior business skills. He’s very passionate about his role in life and chiropractic.

Dr. Handt is also very active promoting Life University and he is a board member of the New Beginnings Chiropractic Movement in New Jersey. Every chiropractor should attend New Beginnings at least one time, there is little in the profession that even comes close to the experience, love, and energy found at NB.

Pediatric ChiropracticPediatric Chiropractic by Drs. Claudia Anrig and Gregory Plaugher

I love seeing chiropractors publishing books and Pediatric Chiropractic by chiropractors Claudia Anrig and Gregory Plaugher looks like a great read. I am a huge supporter of chiropractic care for children of all ages and I do feel every chiropractor (myself included) would benefit from continuing our education on the subject. Kids need chiropractic too (and so do adults, and parents, and grandparents, and pregnant moms, and even my yellow labradors).

Patti Giuliani Matt Hubbard Jeanne OhmChiropractors Patti Giuliani, Matt Hubbard and Jeanne Ohm

Three more great chiropractors. Dr. Patti Giuliani is a regular speaker at New Beginnings in New Jersey. Dr. Matt Hubbard serves patients at Convoy Chiropractic in Kearny Mesa (San Diego), California. Here’s a video of him at work in the office. Jeanne Ohm is a chiropractor near and dear to my heart. Like Sharon, her energy is enormous, and along with an amazing team at the ICPA, she gets an incredible amount of work done for the profession and future of chiropractic. Jeanne Ohm has also contributed a number of articles to Planet Chiropractic over the years.

Cathy Sovinsky and Frank Sovinsky

I want to be more like Dr. Frank Sovinsky when I grow up. Frank is one of a kind and is always inspirational. He has authored two books that I know of, Life, the Manual and The E-Myth Chiropractor (I’ve got to get an autographed copy). Both books are available via Amazon (I do not get referral commission, just get them both). Dr. Sovinsky is also an advanced Activator Methods practitioner, guest lecturer, and coach of chiropractors and people that want to better their lives. An amazing human spirit. Cathy is just lovely, undoubtedly an inspirational source of Franks awesomeness.

Chiropractors Brian Kelly and Timothy GayChiropractors Brian Kelly and Timothy Gay

Two powerhouse chiropractors in the state of California. Dr. Brian Kelly is the man of the hour, as yesterday was his official Life Chiropractic College West Presidential Inauguration (which was a spectacular event highlighted by Dr. Kelly surprising us with a jazz trombone performance). Dr. Gay is a Chiropractor in Solana Beach, CA and he is very active in the state. Dr. Gay is on the Life West Board of Regents and he’s also active with the California Chiropractic Association (CCA).

OK gang, more photos to come!



  1. mike do u want 2 submit pix of the wave 4 next issue of SPIZZ???

  2. Billy D: Let me know when you want them by, I almost never post pics to Facebook and I prefer not to. Photos will be available here, possibly my Flickr Set, and likely other Planet Chiropractic websites.

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