Homecoming Speaker Biographies

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Main campus

2018 Speakers (In alphabetical order)

Rosemary Batanjski, D.C. graduated from National University of Health Sciences. With more than 16 years of experience in the health and wellness field, she has committed her life to pursuing wellness. She prides her­self in educating her patients on the importance of health and well­being. Dr. Batanjski specializes in woman’s health and pediatric care. She has pursued her post graduate certificate in pediatrics. She is a board member for several organizations and is President of Women Chiropractors. Besides her commitment to her practice, she enjoys public speaking, teaching Sunday School, volunteering for her children’s school and spending time with her husband, Milorad, and her two beautiful children Dusan and Dijana.

 

Katherine Clark, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2010 and was in private practice for four years before joining the Palmer faculty as a faculty clinician. She has extensive experience working with children, pregnant women, athletes and older adults. Her focus includes health and wellness as well as working with and learning from special-needs children.

 

Ashlee Drover, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2011. She grew up in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland. She attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on an athletic scholarship for Women’s Ice Hockey and was the team captain her senior year. Following graduation, Dr. Drover spent a year in Montreal, Quebec playing hockey for the Quebec Avalanche of the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League). During her time with the Avalanche, she was named assistant captain and voted team MVP for the 2006-2007 season. She also coached hockey, as the head coach of high school girls’ team and assistant coach of the 8th grade boys’ team at John Rennie High School, in Pointe Claire, Quebec. After graduating from Palmer, Dr. Drover practiced full-time in Collingswood, New Jersey. She has training in several specific chiropractic techniques including NUCCA, Atlas Orthogonal, Activator, NIMMO and Flexion Distraction. Dr. Drover currently serves as an instructor in the diagnosis and radiology department at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

 

 Michelle Barber-Drover, D.C., M.S.W. earned a Master of Social Work degree from Ohio State University in 1993 and worked in the child and family welfare field for seven years. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000 and practiced for 16 years in Colorado, Ohio, Illinois and Iowa. She started her career at Palmer’s Davenport campus in 2006 and has had faculty appointments in the Clinics and the Life Sciences Department teaching Microbiology, Biomechanics, Public Health and Toxicology. In 2016 Dr. Barber was named Associate Dean for Life Sciences and Foundation. She has received the Faculty of the Year Award every year since 2008, and was named Palmer College's Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011. She received the ICAA Female Chiropractic Achievement Award in 2010 and 2013, and the Sigma Phi Chi Chiropractic Service Award in 2014 and 2015.

 

Erica Boland, D.C. is the BIRTHFIT Professional Director, BIRTHFIT Wisconsin Regional Director, Doctor of Chiropractic, doula, DNS D practitioner, and core and pelvic floor enthusiast. She is co-owner of Coulee Health alongside her husband Kyle, in West Salem, Wis., where she  recently opened her BIRTHFIT WI studio. Her mission to set a standard for postpartum care!

 

Willem Boshoff, D.C. obtained his chiropractic degree at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. He was certified with National Board Chiropractic Examiners after completing his American National Board examinations. Dr Boshoff had an inherent curiosity for the structure and function of the spine and completed his master’s degree in medicine at the University of Witwatersrand in 2008, researching the movement of the spine and causes for spinal facet joint degeneration and pain and intervertebral disc prolapsed. With over 44 years of work experience, Dr Boshoff has gained extensive insight into all things spine and movement related. He worked at Yale University in the Sports Medicine Department in 1970. Dr. Boshoff was the associate team doctor at Transvaal Rugby Union (Lions) for four years and Eastern Transvaal (Valke) Rugby over a further 12-year period. He was awarded Fellowship to the Chiropractic Association of South Africa in 2011 and is a recipient of numerous service awards. He is a founding member of South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) and was actively involved in setting up the structures that allowed Chiropractic to be a recognized affiliated body in the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa. Dr. Boshoff also helped pave the way for tertiary institutions to be opened for students to actively pursue chiropractic in South Africa.

 

Mark Charrette, D.C. is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He authored a book on extremity adjusting, produced an instructional video series, is a frequent guest speaker at various chiropractic colleges, and has taught more than 1,400 seminars worldwide. His lively seminars on extremity adjusting, biomechanics, and spinal adjusting techniques emphasize a practical, hands-on approach.

 

 Artemio Del Real, D.C. is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he specialized in areas of diagnosis, mechanical therapy, rehabilitative physical medicine, chiropractic, and sports medicine. He has numerous hours of specialized post-graduate coursework on topics ranging from advanced clinical orthopedics, gait analysis, spinal disorders, sports injuries and human performance for sport. In Northwest Indiana, Dr. Del Real is the longest standing provider to be credentialed in McKenzie Therapy. In addition, he is the only chiropractor in Northwest Indiana to be credentialed in McKenzie Therapy (Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy). Dr. Del Real is a member of the McKenzie Institute, Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, Indiana Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

 

Greg Doerr, D.C., CCSP® is a 1997 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, N.Y. He completed a certification in Chiropractic Sports Medicine in 1998 and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®). This unique program included training in sports injuries, sideline evaluation and treatment, emergency procedures and sports-injury rehabilitation. He also is certified in Graston Technique, Active Release Technique and Kinesio Taping. Dr. Doerr lectures internationally for Graston Technique, FAKTR, and Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries, and The Council on Chiropractic and Extremity Procedures (CCEP). In 2007 he lectured to the medical staff at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He has worked with athletes at all levels, including athletes of the AVP Pro Volleyball Tour, The Gold Cup at Giants Stadium and the Central American Games in 2006, and with the Washington Redskins in 2004. He’s currently the doctor for the NY Bandits semi-pro football team, club soccer and volleyball teams. Dr. Doerr has a growing reputation with marathon runners treating athletes from running clubs in New Jersey and Manhattan. He has served on the medical staff of two 19K-foot climbs including Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and El Misti in Peru. He was named the New Jersey Sports Chiropractor of the Year in 2009.

 

Cynthia English, M.P.P. is a client-service consultant with Gallup. Ms. English advises on research design for many of Gallup’s key domestic and international studies, developing content for hundreds of quantitative and qualitative research studies annually. She also served as research director for the United Kingdom and Germany Gallup Daily tracking polls from 2010–2012. Her primary research areas include press freedom, international relations, education, poverty, well-being and youth development. Ms. English has published more than 80 articles on Gallup.com and authored numerous research reports for Gallup. She has co-authored several conference papers that have been presented in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the United States.

 

Nathaniel Finkey, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2015. He is in his third year as a radiology resident in the Palmer Clinics.

 

Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1996. After graduation, she moved to Arizona and was in private practice with her husband for 11 years. Dr. Frost has served in various positions at Palmer since 2008. In 2010, she was a part of the business-curriculum task force and for six years she taught business courses in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program. In 2016 she accepted the position of senior director of accreditation and licensure compliance. Dr. Frost also is an advisor to the Palmer Center for Business Development.

 

Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986. Dr. Fucinari has helped train doctors and staff for the last 20 years. He completed studies in chiropractic orthopedics and attained his certification as a chiropractic sports physician. Dr. Fucinari currently practices full-time in Decatur, Ill., and is on the faculty at Logan Chiropractic College. He is a certified medical-compliance specialist and received the 2003 President’s Award from the Illinois Chiropractic Society for his work with education and training.

 

Chad Hagen, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2005. He operates a private practice in Bettendorf, Iowa and is an instructor in the technique department at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

 

Bill Hemmer, D.C. owns and operates a successful chiropractic and functional-medicine practice in Tuscola, Ill. He also is a co-founder of Functional Wellness Systems, a comprehensive business system rooted in providing specific guidance on how to effectively integrate functional medicine into any existing health-care practice.

 

Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., DACRB, is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and earned a degree in biology from Iowa State University. During his time at Palmer, he was a member of the Vogt Leadership Society and served as the president of Motion Palpation Club. Dr. Hinkeldey was chosen for a DoD/VA internship at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. This experience stressed the importance of service and evidenced-based multi-modal care models. After graduating, he opened Team Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Johnston, Iowa. He also teaches at Des Moines Area Community College and is the chiropractor for Grand View University Sports Medicine Team, and he speaks nationally as an instructor for Graston Technique.

 

Roger Hynes, D.C., D.Ph.C.S., is from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He is an associate professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic and teaches in the Technique Department, where he is the instructor for Principles and Practice, the technique capstone class. In addition, he serves the Palmer Foundation for Chiropractic History and Undergraduate Studies programs. Dr. Hynes is a 1998 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. After graduation, Dr. Hynes practiced in Glasgow, Scotland, before returning to Iowa to teach at Palmer. He lives in Iowa with his wife, Rachelle, another Palmer faculty member, and their two children.

 

Ward Jones, Ph.D., was born in Minnesota and spent his early childhood on the east coast followed by his teenage years in the Midwest. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and his Master of Arts in Biology at Ball State University.  After completing his master’s degree, he accepted a position at Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colo. working with the pre-natal research group studying pregnancy outcomes related to infection and low birth weight. In 1997 he completed his Ph.D. in Immunology at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.  His thesis research focused on cell surface markers on gamma delta T cells. After completing his Ph.D., he accepted a position as a member of the Biology Department at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis. Ward is a new member of the Life Sciences Department at Palmer College of Chiropractic, teaching courses in cell biology, biochemistry and immunology.  Ward is married with two children and three grandchildren.   

 

David Juehring, D.C., DACRB, CCSP®, CSCS graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1994. Since 1997, he has served as the Director of Palmer College’s Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department. Dr. Juehring also educates and prepares students for board certification and continuing professional success as the current Director of the Chiropractic Rehabilitation Residency. As the President of the American Chiropractic College of Rehabilitation Science since 2000, he has been instrumental in developing Rehabilitation Diplomat programs and overseeing policies and procedures with the National Commission of Certifying Agency. A renowned athlete, Juehring held a position on the U.S. Men’s Bobsled team, and he also served as the U.S. Olympic Team Leader from 1997 to 2005, organizing and coordinating both the Men’s and Women’s Bobsled Teams. Dr. Juehring is a prolific lecturer and author, contributing to numerous professional publications, such as JACA, Doc Talk, the Chiropractic Monthly Journal, as well as the Quad City Times.

 

Sara Le Brun-Blashka is the Director of Education and Practitioner Engagement at Standard Process, where she led the team to launch the new Educational website, holisticMatters.com. Sara is a nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and food science from Iowa State University and is finalizing her Master’s in Nutrition Education at American University. She has strong industry experience working for multiple nutrition organizations over the course of the last 20 years. Sara has also provided medical and nutrition marketing consulting services and medical food development to a wide range of health focused corporations. Sara is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Sara has a passion for community supported agriculture (CSA) and is an active on multiple charitable boards

 

Siri Leech, D.C., DACBR is a native of both Montana and South Dakota. She earned her doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus in 2011 and her diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology in 2016. She was appointed to the Palmer faculty in 2016 as an assistant professor.

 

Anthony J. Lisi, D.C. received a B.A. degree from Fordham University in New York, N.Y., and his D.C. degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in San Jose, Calif. In 2007, Dr. Lisi was named director of chiropractic services for the Veterans Health Administration. In this role, he oversees all national programmatic issues related to the integration of chiropractic services into the largest health-care system in the United States. In 2004, he became the first chiropractor appointed to the medical staff of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, where he developed processes for integrating hospital-based clinical services and interprofessional clinical education for CAM and traditional medical trainees. He’s currently the chief of Chiropractic Service at the VA Connecticut facility and associate professor of clinical sciences at the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Lisi has authored and co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and presented over 25 abstracts at scientific conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 

Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, DACO, CCSP®, is an assistant professor in the Diagnosis and Radiology Department of Palmer College of Chiropractic, teaching Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Psychology. She has more than 10 years of clinical practice and teaching experience in continuing-education courses, board review courses, radiology, physical diagnosis and clinical psychology. She also is the author of the normal anatomy chapter of “Clinical Imaging, 2nd Edition, with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials.”

 

Chris R. LoRang, D.C. graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College in February 2013. He also received Massage Therapy training from East West School of Holistic Healing in 2008 and was an honor student at the University of Iowa. During and after his time at Palmer, Dr. LoRang worked in the Rehabilitation Department at Palmer College and at Mt. Lookout Chiropractic Center in Cincinnati. In 2013, he launched the Capital Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center in Des Moines’ East Village. Dr. LoRang is a certified provider of Active Release Technique and Graston Technique and has a special interest in acute and chronic back pain, and athletic injuries and performance. He has also attended post-graduate courses through the Motion Palpation Institute and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, dealing in the diagnosis of spine and extremity conditions. Dr. LoRang has pursued additional education with training in the McKenzie Method.  

 

Thomas Lotus, D.C., FACO, Cert. MDT, DACRB (c) is a 2003 graduate of National University of Health Sciences (NUHS), as well as a part-time faculty member for the Lincoln School of Post-Professional Education. He teaches courses internationally covering rehabilitation, biomechanics and chronic pain. Dr. Lotus holds fellowship status as a board certified chiropractic orthopedist (DACO) and also is a candidate for diplomate status within the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. In addition, he carries a certificate in the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction, acupuncture, and dry needling technique for musculoskeletal conditions. He has an extensive athletic base with his specialized approach to the biomechanics and kinesiology of sport, and cares for endurance athletes of all calibers from professional to weekend warriors. He also consults for some of the leading athletic-shoe manufactures and running stores throughout the region.

 

Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., became chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic in December 2009 and was named chancellor and CEO in 2017. He graduated with his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College in 1990, and went on to earn his M.S. degree in anatomy at Palmer in 1992. In 1995, he completed a three-year residency in radiology at Palmer College leading to diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Dr. Marchiori received his doctorate in policy, planning and leadership from the University of Iowa in 2005. He has had faculty appointments at Palmer College in the Research, and Diagnosis and Radiology departments. His administrative tenure at Palmer includes the roles of department chair, dean, vice president of academic affairs for the Davenport campus, and vice chancellor for academics for the College system. In addition to his teaching and administrative service, he has published numerous scientific articles and three editions of a comprehensive textbook in radiology, “Clinical Imaging with Skeletal, Chest and Abdomen Differentials.” He also serves as chair of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.

 

Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S. (Ed)., CCSP® serves as executive vice president for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the national public-relations organization creating billions of positive impressions of chiropractic each year. Along with her work at the F4CP she also consulted with such entities as the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. A graduate of Palmer’s West campus, Dr. McAllister also serves her alma mater in a number of capacities, including as a guest speaker for student clubs, alumni ambassador, preceptor doctor, commencement speaker and community liaison. She also has been a faculty member for Palmer Continuing Education. A Qualified Medical Examiner and Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, she has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.

 

Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR, a 1979 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, is a professor and director of the chiropractic clinical residencies and related support services for the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. He also is director of Clinical Radiology and coordinator of the Radiology Residency Program.

 

Lia Nightingale, Ph.D., earned her Ph.D. in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 2006. Dr. Nightingale is an assistant professor in the Division of Life Sciences at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where she teaches Biochemistry, Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition. She was named Palmer’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011 and has been awarded the Thelma Fordyce-Mack Award four times for innovation in teaching. Dr. Nightingale has worked in research and development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, Tate & Lyle North America, and Whitey’s Ice Cream, has volunteered as an educator for several nanotechnology camps, and was co-investigator for a $265,000 grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to use her doctorate research to entice junior high students into choosing a science-based career. She has published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Science, Journal of Chiropractic Education, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, and Journal of Texture Studies. Dr. Nightingale has presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC, ICA/ACA Joint Pediatric Conference and the Institute of Food Technologists.

 

Casey Okamoto, D.C., is a recent graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian. During his time at Palmer, he clerked at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.V., prior to accepting a position as a chiropractic resident at the VA Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo, N.Y. He is the author of two papers in peer-reviewed literature.

 

Cindy Puent, D.C., CEEP is a 2000 Palmer graduate currently in solo practice in Sparta, Wis. She became certified in Receptor Tonus (NIMMO) technique in 1998 and assisted Sheila Laws more than 105 seminars until Dr. Law’s retirement in 2017. Dr. Puent has taught in Iowa, Wisconsin, Seattle, Washington and in Spain.

 

Cynthia Shaft-Toll, D.C., is a 1981 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. She is one of 22 chiropractors in her family. Dr. Shaft is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, ICA, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Shaft devotes her spare time to coaching and mentoring other chiropractors in effective adjusting and patient-management skills. She has been a guest speaker at the Michigan Association of Chiropractors convention and also speaks at local events on wellness options for the entire family. Dr. Shaft has taken extensive postgraduate training in pregnancy and pediatric care, and is certified in the Webster Technique. Dr Shaft is the founder and CEO of Women Chiropractors. She is passionate about helping women achieve success according to their own definition.

 

Zach Shiels, D.C. is board certified in Physiotherapy, offering therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, rehabilitation, and therapeutic modalities. He is one of few certified Graston Technique® providers in the greater Milwaukee area. This is the most highly requested soft tissue treatment worldwide. His primary focus is spinal injuries, management and treatment of soft tissue injuries, running biomechanics, and orthopedics. Dr. Shiels continues to pursue post graduate studies in the field of orthopedics, manipulative therapies, and sports rehabilitation. He often can be found at a road race or other athletic event in the greater Milwaukee area providing care for participants. He has been involved with the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, Milwaukee Marathon, Trailbreaker Marathon, HartFest Half Marathon, Gary’s Gallop, CrossFit Funky and Grid CrossFit to name a few. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and four young kids. He also enjoys running, biking, being active outdoors, and serving at his church in Brookfield.

 

Gina Sirchio-Lotus, D.C., CCN, is a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of the National University of Health Sciences. She is the owner of the LG Institute of Health, an alternative-health medical center located in Chicago’s Fulton River District. She has extensive experience addressing chronic disease, inflammatory and debilitating disorders. Her background as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and current candidate for her diplomate for the American Board of Chiropractic Internists allows her to use extensive laboratory testing and evaluation. Dr. Sirchio published “The Noursh Series: Prenatal Nutrition” in 2003. She lectures for The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Bradley Childbirth classes, Gluten Intolerance Group, numerous fitness centers and gyms throughout the Chicagoland area, women's health organizations and is a frequent educator for Corporate Wellness programs. She believes better nutrition is the answer to much of what we all strive for; feeling better, performing at our best and enjoying our health.

 

Jonathan Soltys, D.C., Cert.MDT has spent his professional career in the academic and clinical settings. In 2014, he was appointed as the Executive Director of the Chiropractic Branch of the McKenzie Institute International. From 2003-2013, he served as the Dean of Postgraduate Education at the National University of Heath Sciences where he developed numerous continuing education programs that were attended by thousands of D.C.’s each year. He’s taught clinical orthopedics and adjusting courses as well as medical-legal specialty lectures at NUHS since 1994, where he holds the rank of associate professor. In his 20 years of teaching experience, he’s received 10 awards for teaching excellence. Concurrently, for 18 years, he practiced as a chiropractor in Illinois in multi-disciplinary clinics.  In that time, he gained invaluable experience collaborating with various specialists in working with patients suffering from chronic pain conditions. 

 

Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1989. In 1997 she received her Diplomate from the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, and has served on the ICA Council on Pediatrics since 2001. Dr. Tanis currently operates a private practice in West Milford, N.J., where she focuses on family and pediatric care.

 

Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D., DACRB, is the provost for Palmer College of Chiropractic. Prior to that appointment he served as Main campus provost, interim vice president for Academic Affairs, dean of Academic Affairs and department chair for the Diagnosis and Radiology Department. Dr. Weinert is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. As a faculty member, he has taught Physiotherapy, Biomechanics, Anatomy and Physiology and Biochemistry. He’s currently a professor in the Division of Life Sciences. Dr. Weinert received six Thelma Fordyce Mack Faculty Incentive Awards for Teaching Excellence from 1999 through 2005. He was the recipient of the student body’s Faculty of the Year Award for second trimester each year from 2002 through 2010. His master’s degree is in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts, and he received his Ph.D. in higher education, leadership and policy from the University of Iowa. He’s a graduate of Palmer’s Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Residency Program, where he earned a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board and passed the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination.

 

Jacinda “Lou” Woods, D.C., is a 2016 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. She currently serves as a radiology resident in the Davenport Clinics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West campus

2018 Speakers 

Ron Boesch, D.C., is a 1991 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport campus and is the dean of clinics on the Davenport campus. He started in private practice in 1991, moved to the clinical teaching arena in 1999 and has had subsequent administrative appointments. Dr. Boesch has spent long hours in the study of neurology, pain management and quality assurance. He has a strong interest in sports injuries and working with athletes of all ages.

Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D., M.H.S., ABFP, ABIHM graduated PHI BETA KAPPA from Stanford University, received her M.D. from the University of California San Francisco and a master's degree in holistic health from the University of California Berkeley. She is board certified in family medicine and integrative medicine. In 2008 she opened the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic. Dr. Abrams treats many of the world’s most influential people, from CEOs to billionaire entrepreneurs to Nobel Peace Prize laureates. She has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County every year from 2009–2017.

 

Robert Cooperstein, D.C., graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1985 and has a master’s degree from the University of California Berkeley. He is a professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus and is the director of Technique and Research. He has written many articles for peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a book titled “Technique Systems in Chiropractic.”

 

Ed Cremata, D.C., has been in private practice in Fremont, Calif., for 28 years. He is a continuing education instructor for both the Division of Workers Compensation and Life Chiropractic College West. He is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Forensic and Industrial Chiropractic Consultants. He has been a Qualified Medical Examiner since the inception of the program. Dr. Cremata has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT). 

Ted Forcum III, D.C., DACBSP® received his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and his doctor of chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Ore. Dr. Forcum has taught postdoctoral programs and lectures internationally on sports injuries, soft-tissue treatment, rehabilitation and biomechanics. He has been a member of the medical staff for various sports teams, including the Portland Winterhawks and Portland Timbers, as well as for countless national and international events including the USA Track & Field Championships, Olympic Trials, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Dr. Forcum is very active in the politics of sports chiropractic.  He is past president of the ACA Sports Council, and a board member of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science. Dr. Forcum is Vice President of Clinical Development for KT Health, and has been in private practice for 29 years.  

Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., is the vice chancellor for research and health policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic. She received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and her Ph.D. in health services research, policy and administration from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Palmer College, she spent four years as an independent scientist and in research administration positions of increasing responsibility at the Samueli Institute. Before that Dr. Goertz was a program officer at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, managing a $50-million portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain, and health services research. Her research interests are primarily focused on CAM treatments for cardiovascular disease and pain syndromes. She currently serves as a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors and is chair of the PCORI Program Development Committee. She also is chair of the American Chiropractic Association Performance Measurement Workgroup, and a member of the American Medical Association, Measures Implementation and Evaluation Advisory Committee, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.  

Shilo Harris came from a family with deep roots in military service. He enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after 9/11. On his second deployment with the 10th Mountain Division, he was assigned and worked near southern Baghdad. On February 19, 2007, Harris’ armored vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). The explosion injured the driver and ended the lives of three of his fellow soldiers. Shilo survived but with severe third degree burns on 35% of his body. The severity of the burns meant the loss of Shilo’s ears, the tip of his nose and three fingers. The crushing explosion fractured his left collarbone and C-7 vertebrae. Harris’ spent 48 days in a medically induced coma followed by a recovery that involved more than 75 surgeries.  Supported by his family and an unwavering faith, Harris not only survived but triumphed over his catastrophic injuries and severe PTSD. He describes his experience in Steel Will: My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I was Meant to Be (Sept. 1, 2014; Baker Books). Harris retired from the U.S. Army in 2010, but continues to fight for his country as a soldier-turned-messenger.  Harris uses his story to raise awareness for PTSD and to encourage his fellow soldiers and wounded warriors. 

Thomas Lotus, DC, FACO, Cert. MDT, DACRB (c), is a 2003 graduate of National University of Health Sciences (NUHS), as well as part-time faculty for the Lincoln School of Post-Professional Education. He currently teaches courses internationally covering rehabilitation, biomechanics and chronic pain. Dr. Lotus holds fellowship status as a board certified chiropractic orthopedist (DACO) and is also a candidate for diplomate status within the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. In addition, he carries a certificate in the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction, acupuncture, and dry needling technique for musculoskeletal conditions. He has an extensive athletic base with his specialized approach to the biomechanics and kinesiology of sport, and cares for endurance athletes of all calibers from professional athletes to weekend warriors. He also consults for some of the leading athletic shoe manufactures and running stores throughout the region. 

Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S. (Ed)., CCSP®, serves as executive vice president for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the national public relations organization creating billions of positive impressions of chiropractic each year. Along with her work at the F4CP she also has worked to continue success for the profession by consulting with such entities as the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. A graduate of Palmer’s San Jose campus, Dr. McAllister also serves her alma mater in a number of capacities, including as a guest speaker for student clubs, alumni ambassador, preceptor doctor, commencement speaker and community liaison. She also has been a faculty member for Palmer Continuing Education. A Qualified Medical Examiner and Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, she has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.  

Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR, a 1979 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, is a professor and the director of the chiropractic clinical residencies and related support services for the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. He also is director of Clinical Radiology and coordinator of the Radiology Residency Program.

Brian Nook D.C., is an associate dean of academic affairs at Palmer College of Chiropractic West and the past dean/head of college at the Australian College of Physical Education at Sydney Olympic Park. Dr. Nook was the school dean for chiropractic and sports sciences at Murdoch University for six years and associate professor at Murdoch University for 10 years. He graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1983 and practiced in Schaller and Holstein, Iowa, for 13 years. He was a senior lecturer at Technikon Natal Department of Chiropractic in Durban, South Africa, for three years. Dr. Nook has been team physician at many local, national, and international sporting events. He served as a team chiropractor at four Olympic Games (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Salt Lake City, three All African Games and 4 World Games. Dr. Nook serves on the Board for the Federation International de Chiropractic du Sports (FICS) and has been involved with FICS for more than 30 years.

H. Michael Olson, D.C., CCSP®, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus. In 2011, Dr. Olson graduated as class Salutatorian, Summa Cum Laude, and was a Presidential Scholar.  During his time at Palmer, Dr. Olson enhanced his education by becoming involved in many extra-curricular educational programs to enhance his treatment capabilities. These training programs included Graston Technique, Active Release Technique, Flexion-Distraction Technique, Functional Anatomy Club, Sports Injury Club, Upper and Lower Extremity Symposium classes and Motion Palpation seminars. He also has areas of special interest in sports injury rehabilitation and the use of chiropractic in preventative health. Following graduation he was hired by the Bigfork Valley Hospital (BVH) to implement its first Chiropractic department into the hospital.  He is currently employed by BVH and runs a full time practice there. He also acts as the Bigfork High School football team physician, providing sideline care at all their home and away games.  He administers pre and post-concussion screenings on all of the high school athletes as well.  In 2014, Dr. Olson joined Graston Technique as a clinical instructor. 

David Paris, D.C., DACRB, is a 2001 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West. He has worked for the Veterans Administration for 13 years. He currently serves on the National Chiropractic Field Advisory Committee (FAC) and was recently trained as a Whole Health 101 Facilitator by the VA’s Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPC&CT). He’s enrolled in and enjoying the Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) program at the University of Pittsburgh. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors in his hometown of Redding, Calif., with his wife and three kids and rooting on his LA Kings.

Gina Sirchio-Lotus, D.C., CCN, is a 2005 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the National University of Health Sciences. She is the owner of the LG Institute of Health, an alternative health medical center located in Chicago’s Fulton River District. She has extensive experience addressing chronic disease, inflammatory and debilitating disorders. Her background as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and current candidate for her Diplomate for the American Board of Chiropractic Internists allows her to use extensive laboratory testing and evaluation. Dr. Sirchio published The Noursh Series: Prenatal Nutrition in 2003. She lectures for The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Bradley Childbirth classes, Gluten Intolerance Group, numerous fitness centers and gyms throughout the Chicagoland area, women's health organizations and is also a frequent Lunch and Learn educator for Corporate Wellness programs.  She believes better nutrition is the answer to much of what we all strive for; feeling better, performing at our best and enjoying our health.

Marina Rose, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1993 and became certified as a Clinical Nutritionist. She has completed courses in Functional Medicine, enzyme nutrition, women’s health, homeopathy, herbal medicine and the nutritional management of health disorders. Dr. Rose studied with Jeffrey Bland, the father of Functional Medicine, before the term was in wide use. She became a principal practitioner under Dr. Howard Loomis, the leader in the clinical use of plant enzymes. Her clinical results were so outstanding that Dr. Loomis invited her to become the director of the Loomis Institute, where she teaches clinical skills and practice management to other practitioners. In 2013, Dr. Rose reopened her private practice in Los Altos, Calif. She became at faculty clinician at Palmer’s West campus in 2018.

 

Matthew Skalski, D.C., DACBR, is a consulting musculoskeletal radiologist and assistant professor of radiology at Palmer College of Chiropractic West. He has presented at a variety of large international scientific meetings, and won over 15 awards for these exhibitions. Dr. Skalski has also authored numerous research articles throughout the radiology literature and made significant contributions to Radiopaedia.org, the world’s largest free online radiology resource, where he is a senior editor. In addition, he is fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal MRI, a professional medical illustrator, and an award-winning professional landscape photographer. 

Jonathan Soltys, D.C., Cert.MDT, has spent his professional career both in the academic and clinical settings. In 2014, he was appointed as the Executive Director of the Chiropractic Branch of the McKenzie Institute International. From 2003-2013, he served as the Dean of Postgraduate Education at the National University of Heath Sciences where he developed numerous continuing education programs that were attended by thousands of DC’s each year. He’s taught clinical orthopedics and adjusting courses as well as medical-legal specialty lectures at NUHS since 1994 where he holds the rank of Associate Professor. In his 20 years of teaching experience, he’s received ten awards for teaching excellence. Concurrently, for 18 years, he practiced as a chiropractor in Illinois in multi-disciplinary clinics.  In that time, he gained invaluable experience collaborating with various specialists in working with patients suffering from chronic pain conditions.  

Susan St. Claire, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in 1984. She has her Diplomate from the American Board of Nutrition and is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Dr. St. Claire has been a member of several professional organizations and currently owns her own practice in addition to teaching at the West campus.

Michael VanNatta, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1985. He is an associate professor at Palmer’s Davenport campus.  He teaches Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis I, Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis II and Differential Diagnosis.  He has been in active chiropractic practice since 1985 and enjoys bringing clinical cases into the classroom to enhance student application and learning.  He presents at professional conferences such as ACC-RAC and sessions for Illinois Prairie State chiropractic Association, Iowa Communication Network (ICN), Palmer College of Chiropractic-Florida and Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport. , as well as health and wellness presentations to local grade schools and high schools.  He also works with local athletes with an emphasis on training for increased acceleration and performance.

Robert Walsh, D.C., CCSP®, completed his undergraduate education at Simon Fraser University in Canada in 1991 with a B.S. degree in kinesiology. He went on to earn his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer’s San Jose campus in 1995. Dr. Walsh was a part-time instructor at Palmer from 1995 to 1998. He also has been in practice in Pleasanton, Calif. since 1997. He became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®) and developed a sports practice which resulted in various opportunities, including working with the National Football League Players Association as the designated chiropractor for the Oakland Raiders from 1999-2001. He also has created interdisciplinary health committees for the Ballistic United Soccer Club and Rage Girls Soccer Club for youth. He is a continuing education presenter for diagnosis and treatment of upper- and lower-extremity conditions. Dr. Walsh served on the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) executive committee from 2010-2013. In December 2015 he became a staff chiropractor at the Veteran's Administration in Palo Alto, Calif.

Jimmy Yuan, D.C., is a practicing chiropractor in Phoenix, Ariz., for Warrior Restoration. He also serves as a consultant for the Arizona Diamondbacks training staff along with other sports teams. In addition to FMS/SFMA, Dr. Yuan also is an Active Release Techniques (ART) presenting instructor, StrongFirst Team Leader Kettlebell – Barbell – and Bodyweight instructor, Rocktape instructor and Titleist Performance Institute Medical 3 – Fitness 3 – and Juniors 2 instructor.

 

 

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2018 Speakers

Mark Charrette, D.C., is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic inDavenport, Iowa. He authored a book on extremity adjusting, produced aninstructional video series, is a frequent guest speaker at various chiropracticcolleges, and has taught more than 1,400 seminars worldwide. His lively seminars on extremity adjusting, biomechanics and spinal adjusting techniquesemphasize a practical, hands-on approach.

Katherine Clark, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2010 and was in private practice for four years before joining the Palmer faculty as a faculty clinician. She has extensive experience working with children, pregnant women, athletes and older adults. Her focus includes health and wellness as well as working with and learning from special-needs children.

Ashlee Drover, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2011. She grew up in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland. She attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on an athletic scholarship for Women’s Ice Hockey and was the team captain her senior year. Following graduation, Dr. Drover spent a year in Montreal, Quebec playing hockey for the Quebec Avalanche of the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League). During her time with the Avalanche, she was named assistant captain and voted team MVP for the 2006-2007 season. She also coached hockey, as the head coach of high school girls’ team and assistant coach of the 8th grade boys’ team at John Rennie High School, in Pointe Claire, Quebec. After graduating from Palmer, Dr. Drover practiced full-time in Collingswood, New Jersey. She has training in several specific chiropractic techniques including NUCCA, Atlas Orthogonal, Activator, NIMMO and Flexion Distraction. Dr. Drover currently serves as an instructor in the diagnosis and radiology department at Palmer College of Chiropractic. 

 

Michelle Barber-Drover, D.C., M.S.W. earned a Master of Social Work degree from Ohio State University in 1993 and worked in the child and family welfare field for seven years. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000 and practiced for 16 years in Colorado, Ohio, Illinois and Iowa. She started her career at Palmer’s Davenport campus in 2006 and has had faculty appointments in the Clinics and the Life Sciences Department teaching Microbiology, Biomechanics, Public Health and Toxicology. In 2016 Dr. Barber was named Associate Dean for Life Sciences and Foundation. She has received the Faculty of the Year Award every year since 2008, and was named Palmer College's Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011. She received the ICAA Female Chiropractic Achievement Award in 2010 and 2013, and the Sigma Phi Chi Chiropractic Service Award in 2014 and 2015.  

Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A., graduated from Palmer’s Davenport campus in 1996. After graduation, she moved to Arizona and was in private practice with her husband for eleven years. Dr. Frost has served in various positions at Palmer since 2008. In 2010, she was a part of the business curriculum task force and for six years she taught in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program on the Davenport campus. She served as Senior Director of Accreditation and Licensure until she accepted the position of Senior Director for Continuing Education in 2018. Dr. Frost has regularly studied and reported on state laws affecting chiropractors, as well as serving as accreditation liaison to the Higher Learning Commission. She is also an advisor to the Palmer Center for Business Development..

Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986. Dr. Fucinari has helped train doctors and staff for the last 20 years. He completed studies in chiropractic orthopedics and attained his certification as a chiropractic sports physician.Dr. Fucinari currently practices full-time in Decatur, Ill., and is on the faculty and post-graduate faculty at Logan Chiropractic College. He is a certified medical compliance specialist and received the 2003 President’s Award from the Illinois Chiropractic Society for his work with education and training.

Bill Hemmer, D.C. owns and operates a successful chiropractic and functional-medicine practice in Tuscola, Ill. He also is a co-founder of Functional Wellness Systems, a comprehensive business system rooted in providing specific guidance on how to effectively integrate functional medicine into any existing health-care practice.

Sara Le Brun-Blashka is the Director of Education and Practitioner Engagement at Standard Process, where she led the team to launch the new Educational website, holisticMatters.com. Sara is a nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and food science from Iowa State University and is finalizing her Master’s in Nutrition Education at American University. She has strong industry experience working for multiple nutrition organizations over the course of the last 20 years. Sara has also provided medical and nutrition marketing consulting services and medical food development to a wide range of health focused corporations. Sara is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Sara has a passion for community supported agriculture (CSA) and is an active on multiple charitable boards.

Siri Leech, D.C., DACBR, is a native of both Montana and South Dakota. She earned her doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer Collegeof Chiropractic’s Davenport campus in 2011 and her diplomate from the AmericanChiropractic Board of Radiology in 2016. She was appointed to the Palmerfaculty in 2016 as an assistant professor.

Thomas Lotus, DC, FACO, Cert. MDT, DACRB (c), is a 2003 graduate of National University of Health Sciences (NUHS), as well as part-time faculty for the Lincoln School of Post-Professional Education. He currently teaches courses internationally covering rehabilitation, biomechanics and chronic pain. Dr. Lotus holds fellowship status as a board certified chiropractic orthopedist (DACO) and is also a candidate for diplomate status within the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. In addition, he carries a certificate in the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction,acupuncture, and dry needling technique for musculoskeletal conditions. He hasan extensive athletic base with his specialized approach to the biomechanicsand kinesiology of sport, and cares for endurance athletes of all calibers fromprofessional athletes to weekend warriors. He also consults for some of theleading athletic shoe manufactures and running stores throughout the region.

Peter Martin, D.C., graduated from theBritish College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1964, then earned his Doctorof Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1968. He servedin faculty and administrative positions at Palmer College and Los AngelesCollege of Chiropractic from 1968 to 1978; owned a chiropractic equipment andsupplies business for the next four years; and had a private practice inLancaster, Calif., from 1982 to 2000. Dr. Martin was president of PalmerCollege’s San Jose, Calif., campus from 1992 to 2000, when he accepted aposition as dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University ofBridgeport. He returned to the San Jose campus in 2004 as interim president andwas named president in February 2005. In July 2005, he assumed the additionalduties of president of Palmer’s Port Orange, Fla., campus, and since theappointment in November 2006 of Dr. William Meeker as president of the San Josecampus, has been serving as president of the Port Orange campus exclusively.Dr. Martin is a past president of the Council on Chiropractic Education and theCalifornia Chiropractic Association and is a former board member of the Associationof Chiropractic Colleges.

Mark Murdock, D.C., has served as a professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic for 10 years. He is a registered nurse and chiropractor who has taught first aid, CPR, venipuncture and blood-borne pathogens. His experience in the emergency room combined with more than seven years of clinical practice will help you understand HIV in multi-faceted way with practical information that you can use.

Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR, currently serves as director of Clinical Radiology at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Port Orange, Fla., campus. Dr.Richardson is a board-certified chiropractic radiologist through the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, and is proud to have trained in radiology under the guidance of Dr. Ian McLean and Dr. John Taylor. He is published in peer-reviewed literature and assisted with editing the second edition of the radiology text “Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities.” He also wrote components of the textbook “Clinical Imaging with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials, 3rd Edition.”

Dr. Gina Sirchio-Lotus, 2005 Magna Cum Laude graduate of NUHS as a DC, then CCN 2007.  Initially had a rehab based practice until 2007, then began working more from the clinical nutrition and what is now known as functional medicine. Patient base is primarily folks with auto-immune disease, sports recovery and performance, chronic conditions such as fatigue, IBS, fibromyalgia etc.  Dr. Sirchio-Lotus is also an avid educator and has lectured extensively throughout the nation. Dr. Sirchio-Lotus is the developer of the accredited post-graduate program, The Women's Health Series, an interdisciplinary approach to all aspects of women's health care.  Dr. Gina Sirchio-Lotus has been in private practice for over 12 years and enjoys helping patient to regain their health and reach new goals.  Patients are educated thoroughly about their lab results, steps they may need to aid in healing and are offered resources to help them get there.

Michael Shreeve, D.C., is a 1974 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus. After 30 years of chiropractic practice inTampa, Florida, he joined the faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic’sFlorida campus in Port Orange, Florida. As a professor in Academic Affairs, he teaches upper cervical specific techniques, clinical methods, chiropractic philosophy, record keeping, Florida laws and rules, ethics, jurisprudence, risk management, spinal biomechanics, patient communications, and chiropractic history. He continues to maintain apart-time chiropractic practice in Port Orange, Florida. He has authoredseveral articles published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, theJournal of Chiropractic Education. Dr. Shreeve is a past Board Member on theFlorida Board of Chiropractic Medicine. He is a past-president of the Florida Chiropractic Society and is currently Vice President of the Grostic Procedure Society. Dr. Shreeve is frequently an invited lecturer at state, national andinternational chiropractic conventions. Dr. Shreeve has been honored by the Florida Chiropractic Society with the Lifetime Achievement Award and by the Florida Board of Chiropractic with the Distinguished Service to the Chiropractic Profession Award.

Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1989. In 1997 she received her Diplomate from the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, and she has served on the ICA Council on Pediatrics since 2001. Dr. Tanis currently operates a private practice in West Milford, N.J., where she focuses on family and pediatric care.

Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D., DACRB, is the campus provost for Palmer’s Davenport Campus. Prior to that appointment he served as the interim vice president for Academic Affairs, as the dean of Academic Affairs and as the department chair for the Diagnosis and Radiology Department. Dr. Weinert is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport Campus. As a faculty member, he has taught Physiotherapy, Biomechanics, Anatomy and Physiology and Biochemistry. He is currently a professor in the Division of Life Sciences. Dr. Weinert received six Thelma Fordyce Mack Faculty Incentive Awards for Teaching Excellence from 1999 through 2005. He was the recipient of the student body’s Faculty of the Year Award for 2nd trimester for each year from 2002 through 2010. His master’s degree is in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts and he received his Ph.D. in higher education, leadership and policy from the University of Iowa. He is a graduate of Palmer’s Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Residency Program where he earned a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board and passed the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination.

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