Chiropractic around the world - Palmer Alumni are making a difference

Chiropractic around the world - Palmer Alumni are making a difference

Fall/Winter 2013

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Dr. Warren Bruhl, ’86, Northbrook, Ill., was appointed executive director of Gear for Goals, a humanitarian project of non-profit Dreamweaver International that brings sports gear and hope to underprivileged children globally. Dr. Bruhl will oversee efforts to align the need for sport and equipment with children who need it most by working closely with community and professional organizations to collect donations. Phone: (312) 869-2031, email:


Dr. Ed Le Cara, ’99, Pleasanton, Calif., earned his Ph.D. in Dec. 2012. Phone: (925) 462-5557, email:


Dr. Steven Capobianco, ’03, Los Gatos, Calif., was featured in a recent ad produced by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) as part of the Foundation’s series on “Future Champions of Chiropractic.” The F4CP ad profiled current West Campus student Melissa Hoar, who represented her home country of Australia in skeleton racing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and will again represent Australia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Other West Campus alumni who’ve appeared in the “Champions of Chiropractic” ad series include Dr. Terry Schroeder, ’86, a four-time Olympian as a member of the U.S. men’s water polo team, and two-time Olympic coach of the U.S. national team.

Dr. Clifford Thai, ’04, opened Fleetwood Chiropractic at #106 15953 Fraser Hwy, Surrey BC, V4N 0Y3 Canada in Sept. 2012. Phone: (778) 593-9625, email:

Drs. Daniel Lord, ’08, and Michael Lord, ’10, provided chiropractic care to the U.S. team that rebounded from a seven-race deficit to win the America’s Cup title in San Francisco in September. Dr. Daniel Lord provided weekly care at Oracle Racing Team USA’s training headquarters, in addition to race-day services. After falling behind 8-1, the U.S. team recorded eight straight wins, to win the 2013 edition of the oldest international sporting event, established in 1851. Both Drs. Daniel and Michael Lord were members of the sports-medicine team that provided care for the U.S. sailing crew throughout the competition. Dr. Daniel maintains his primary practice as the chiropractor at Facebook’s campusbased health center in Menlo Park, Calif.; Dr. Michael practices in San Francisco.


Dr. Gregory Smith, ’13, is now an associate doctor at Frigard Chiropractic Associates in Tracy, Calif.

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