Tom Rexroth, D.C., of Burlington, Iowa,
has plenty of experience lending a hand
to those in need and recommends other
alumni consider doing the same. “It’s a
good way to give back,” he suggests,
and a sure way of providing chiropractic
health and healing.
The 1989 Davenport Campus grad has
participated in several different outreach
programs since his days as a student.
On a recent trip to Jamaica, he and nine
other chiropractors adjusted 1,100 very
grateful schoolchildren in the week they
According to Senior Development Officer
Shelley Hammill, if you participate in
one of Palmer’s Clinic Abroad Program
trips as a student, it’s easy for you to feel
that spirit of giving once again.
Opportunities abound in both the U.S.
and abroad to donate your care. You can
jump on board with an existing outreach
organization or get together with a group
of friends and create your own.
Dr. Rexroth works with the Remote
Area Medical Volunteer Corps (RAM),
a non-profit organization that provides
free health care to people living in
remote areas of the world, including the
U.S. It’s noteworthy that while RAM has
been providing care for more than 25
years, Dr. Rexroth was their first volunteer
chiropractor. He recalls the tremendous
gratification of introducing both
healthcare professionals and patients to
the wonders of the chiropractic model.
Information on RAM is available at
Whether you help people close to home
or offer care in an underdeveloped
country, your volunteer efforts can do
a world of good.