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Dynamic Chiropractic – April 21, 1997, Vol. 15, Issue 09

Chiropractic at New York Special Olympics

By Editorial Staff
Steven Porter, DC, and his assistant, Elina Dickison, joined Dr. John Ridge, DC, and his assistant, Kevin Smolen on a journey to Buffalo, New York to provide chiropractic care to the more than 600 athletes, coaches and volunteers of the New York Special Olympics winter games.

The events attracted more than 600 competitors throughout New York. Athletes participated in downhill and nordic skiing, ice hockey, field hockey, and other skill events. A rest and recreation area was set aside for the athletes between events, and it was here that the chiropractors and their assistants provided care for those interested.

Diane Shogar, the coordinator of this year's games, was the first person adjusted. A total of 113 people were examined, and 104 received treatment.

"Our purpose for the day was to make the biggest positive impact possible for chiropractic. It is always nice to be reminded outside of our offices how many people want and appreciate the benefits of chiropractic care," said Dr. Porter.


NYCC Welcomes New Members to Research Department

To further establish a sound research infrastructure at New York Chiropractic College, the research department is pleased to announce the arrival of Dale Buchberger, DC, to its team.

Dr. Buchberger, a graduate of National College of Chiropractic, has recently published an article on scapular dysfunctional impingement syndrome. Dr. Buchberger's primary research interest is sports chiropractic, and it is anticipated that he will spearhead his own research program in musculoskeletal sports chiropractic.

The research department also welcomes two research associates:

  • Alex M. Eingorn, DC, practices in New York City and is affiliated with the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Eingorn is studying heart rate variability in cervical manipulation, a technique which could be extremely useful in evaluating risk factors for chiropractic intervention as well as treatment outcomes.

  • Also joining the department is research associate Paul Dougherty, DC, who currently practices in Vestal, New York. Dr. Dougherty is presently researching transcranial doppler observation of effects of maximum rotation and extension of the cervical spine on vertebral arteries.

Padgett/Alumni Scholarship Awarded

Eric Degis, a ninth trimester student at New York Chiropractic College, has been named the winner of the Kenneth Padgett/Alumni $1,000 scholarship. Degis' winning essay addressed what impact the alumni can have on the growth and development of the chiropractic profession and NYCC.

In his essay, Degis writes: "Each alumnus/a must strive to be the best doctor they can be. The potential for growth and development in chiropractic is limitless, but remember, the chain is only as strong as its weakest link and each doctor must take it upon themselves not to be the weakest link."

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