In 2009, Dr. Saul Luengas, right, and
West Campus President Bill Meeker,
D.C., West ’82, M.P.H., spoke at the
FICS Symposium in Montreal.
Saul Luengas, D.C.,
West ’94, has earned
the distinguished appointment
of Chief of
Chiropractic Services for
the 2011 Pan American
Games, Oct. 14-30, in
It marks the first time
that chiropractic services
will be offered within
the polyclinic that
serves all participating
athletes at the games.
“It’s exciting for chiropractic to be part of the polyclinic team,
and I think all medical members of the Pan American Congress
of Sports Medicine are excited. They recognize the importance
of including chiropractic services at the Pan Am Games,
because of chiropractic’s growing presence at other world-class
sporting events,” says Dr. Luengas.
More than 10,000 athletes representing dozens of North and
South American countries are expected to compete in nearly
40 sports at this year’s games.
Dr. Luengas earned his International Chiropractic Sports
Science Diploma from the International Federation of Sports
Chiropractic (FICS) in 2009, and has been vice president
of the Mexican Federation of Sports Chiropractic for the past
“I am very proud to be a Palmer alumnus, and it is a great
honor to represent my country, my profession and my college,”
says Dr. Luengas, who will be a keynote speaker at the 2011
Pan American Congress of Sports Medicine, and the 2011
FICS Assembly and Symposium.
“I received the best education for my professional life, and it
has served me well,” he says. “I hope to someday return and
share my experience with the current students.”