Davenport student Daniel Iliff, right,
performs a MyoVision sEMG scan on
Cary Jackson, a student from the University
of Iowa College of Dentistry, at the
National Public Health Week 2006 health
fair held in Palmer’s Lyceum Hall.
The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, located
on the Davenport campus, once
again partnered with Trinity Enrichment
Center to promote National
Public Health Week by sponsoring a
free health fair for parents and kids.
The event was held Saturday, April 8,
in Lyceum Hall.
The health fair kicked off with a
seminar that taught children how to
practice yoga. Other seminars
included a discussion on how to
prevent sports injuries and a session
titled “Better Partners, Better Parents,”
by Rita Melissano, Ph.D., of Trinity
Haircuts were provided by Maximum
Salon, with proceeds going to the
National Down Syndrome Society.
Geoffrey from Toys “R” Us was also on
hand to visit with children and hand
out giveaways. The fair wrapped up
with a raffle for a $1,000 scholarship
to the College, which was awarded to
student Joshua Stockwell.
In 2005, Julie Johnson, D.C., Palmer
Chiropractic Clinics, developed a
similar health fair after meeting with a
representative of Trinity Enrichment
Center, a division of Trinity Regional
Health System. During this meeting,
the two discussed National Public
Health Week (NPHW) and how the
two organizations could pool their
resources together to bring a NPHW
event to the Quad Cities.
Dr. Johnson is encouraged by the
collaborative efforts between Palmer
Chiropractic Clinics and Trinity
Regional Health System and is looking
forward to future community projects