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Student advances sports chiropractic in Brazil

West Campus student Michael Lord, standing to the right of the banner, was a featured speaker at the 2009 Brazilian Chiropractic Association’s National Congress.
attendees standing with Michael Lord in front of banner

West Campus 13Q student Michael Lord has served as president of the Sports Council, national student liaison of the ACA Sports Council, and medical coordinator for the Sea Otter Classic—the largest bicycling festival in the United States.

Mr. Lord’s involvement with sports chiropractic went international when he was a featured speaker at the 2009 Brazilian Chiropractic Association’s National Congress in Sao Paulo. He addressed students from Brazil’s two university-based chiropractic programs, the University Anhemi Morumbi in Sao Paulo and Feevale Central University in Novo Hamburgo.

He also spoke about the important role of sports chiropractic education, the West Campus Sports Council, and how to start similar programs in Brazil. Other speakers included West Campus alumni Drs. Eduardo Bracher, ’93, Gabriel Quintero, ’91, and Kevin Wong, ’97.

“It was such an honor to be invited to speak at the Congress, and I want to thank Palmer’s West Campus for their support, which was instrumental in making this opportunity possible,” said Mr. Lord.

“The students in Brazil really have an incredible opportunity to advance their profession through the sports arena,” Mr. Lord added. “I think with some hard work from the students, and help from the faculty, they will develop great programs. I have met some really amazing people while in Brazil, and know they have already put in a significant amount of work.”

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