This issue of Palmer
Insights is a celebration of
including our alumni
who work in the sports
chiropractic arena with
elite athletes. Chiropractors
play a significant role in
sports today, from the
community level with Little League and pee wee football teams, to
college and all the way up to professional levels and the Olympics.
Our campuses continue to offer strong programs in chiropractic
rehabilitation and sports injury education, and you’ll hear from
Dr. Dave Juehring, the director of Chiropractic Rehabilitation and
Sports Injury on the Davenport Campus, in our Spinal Column.
All three of our campuses have active Sports Council groups, and
they are among the largest and most involved groups at any of the
More and more individual sports stars are aligning themselves
with chiropractic, such as NFL football stars Jerry Rice and Reggie
Bush, who are spokespeople for the Foundation for Chiropractic
Progress. It’s an area where I believe we rightly belong, because
chiropractic offers athletes more than other healthcare professions
do, and we should be proud of our role and embrace it.
In addition, we are very proud of our own athletes. Our rugby
players and alumni promote chiropractic and have been doing so
for five decades now. Our rugby alumni are promoting chiropractic
as well as sending students to Palmer and raising funds to help
students and Palmer’s athletic programs. You’ll see photos from
the first David D. Palmer Athletic Trust Symposium in March
on page 9.
In the Alumni Office, we have a lot going on and are very excited
about some new business services we have to offer. It all started
with our Staples program a few years ago, and now we have a
full slate of business services to help you succeed in practice.
Our Business Solutions program, through Deluxe for Business
Marketing Solutions, provides you with printed materials like
business cards, letterhead and brochures as well as practice forms
and essential marketing tools such as clinic logos, website design
and e-mail marketing. It allows you to go to one place and secure
any of the products and services you need to run your practice,
and 2% of net sales are donated back to Palmer.
Our newest partner is m2 Lease Funds, with whom we’ve launched
the Palmer Practice Finance Program (PPFP). We are offering
a special promotion on chiropractic equipment, technology and
office equipment leasing through June 30, 2012. As with all of
the PPFP services, 1% of each new lease will be donated back to
Palmer (see page 6 for details).
For more information about all of Palmer’s business services for
alumni, go to www.palmer.edu/BusinessServices. In the meantime,
enjoy this issue of Palmer Insights, and thank you for all of the
things you do for Palmer and chiropractic.