From football players to ballet dancers ... sports chiropractors help all kinds of athletes

From football players to ballet dancers ... sports chiropractors help all kinds of athletes

Fall/Winter 2014

Made any "adjustments" lately?

alumni adjustments

Davenport Campus


Dr. Owen Mellody, ’56, Fairhaven, Mass., announces his retirement. Dr. Mellody is still teaching and does limited practice. Phone: (774) 263-9263, email:


Dr. Sheila Laws, ’62, Quincy, Ill., retired from practice in 2011. Her former office is now being run by her daughter, Dr. Diana Franklin, ’81. Another daughter of Dr. Laws, Suzanne Schofield-Feldman, ’85, goes on house calls to care for Amish and Mennonite patients. Dr. Feldman’s son-in-law practices in Ephraim, Utah. Dr. Laws’ eldest grandson graduated from Palmer’s Davenport campus in Oct. 2014. Dr. Laws is still teaching the Nimmo technique. Lastly, Dr. Laws sadly announces the death of her husband, Don, on June 2, 2014. They were married 59 years. Phone: (217) 223-2690, email: drlaws61@

Dr. Richard Schmidt, ’64, has retired after 46 years of practice in Gloucester and Manchester-By-The Sea, Mass. He and his wife, Carole, have moved to Sun Lakes, Ariz. Email:


Dr. Joseph Ortenzio, ’71, New Middletown, Ohio, has sold his practice and retired after 42 years. Dr. Ortenzio has also retired from the Navy after 22 years of service and is now enjoying the good life. Email:

Dr. Craig Smith, ’72, Greeley, Colo., celebrated 60 years of a second generation practice in June 2014. Phone: (920) 352- 7676, email:

Dr. Desmond Smith, ’72, Cape Coral, Fla., has two sons who are both chiropractors, Drs. Sean and Nicholas D. Smith. Phone: (239) 549-3266, email:

Dr. Bonnie May, ’74, has published her second book, “Complementary Medicine for the Military, How Chiropractic and Other Healing Methods Can Enhance the Medical Model,” which is available on Dr. May practices in Colorado Springs, Colo. Phone: (719) 444-0700, email:

Dr. Mary Green, ’76, Houtzdale, Pa., is proud to announce the expected graduation of her daughter, Jennifer Green, from Palmer in February 2015. Phone: (814) 378-8582, email:

Dr. John Stump, ’76, Fairhope, Ala., has published several textbooks in the last several years. Phone: (251) 990-8188, email:

Dr. Roch Parent, ’77, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada, is proud to announce that one of his daughters is practicing with him in Montreal, QC. All three of Dr. Parent’s children are chiropractors. Phone: (819) 373-2224

Dr. Vernon Temple, ’77, is proud to announce that his son, Dr. Brad Temple, recently graduated from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine. Brad will be working in Springfield, Vt., just a few miles away from his dad’s clinic. Email:

Dr. John Lawrence, ’78, Greenwood, La., has retired after practicing full-time for 36 years. He has been consulting with lawyers on accident cases.


Dr. Rayce Meyers, ’80, Murrieta, Calif., is on the ICAC board of directors and chairman of the referral board. Dr. Meyers is a graduate and post-graduate instructor for Life Chiropractic College West. Phone: (951) 805-7778, email: drmeyers@

Dr. Oystein Ogre, ’80, Fredrikstad, Norway, was reelected as the ECU president. Phone: +47 99551598, email: ecupresident@

Dr. Papadopoulos Efstathios, ’81, Nicosia, Cyprus, recently received the FICC award. Email:

Dr. John Neill, ’82, Montgomery, Ala., is pleased to announce that his son, Parker, started at Palmer’s Port Orange campus in April 2014. Phone: (334) 265-4800, email:

Drs. William and Mary Pfeifter, ’82, Ketchikan, Alaska, attended their daughter, Dr. Natalie Bodziony’s graduation from Texas Chiropractic College in April 2014. Dr. William gave the commencement address. Email:

Dr. Joel Heer, ’84, Galena, Ill., welcomed daughter Grace Adele Heer, on March 28, 2013. Phone: (815) 777-8977, email:

Dr. Michel Aymon, ’86, was nominated to the academic board of the osteopathic school in Fribourg, Switzerland. Phone: 001264246600.

Dr. Donald Dearth, ’87, Tempe, Ariz., was appointed the chiropractic representative to the Arizona Industrial Commission director’s advisory committee on evidence-based medicine for a two-year commitment to determine the need and use of guidelines in the treatment of injured workers. Phone: (480) 756-6044, email:

Dr. Anne Sorrentino, ’88, Tysons Corner, Va., received the 2014 Sports Chiropractor of the Year award from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians at its annual symposium in Orlando, Fla. Phone: (703) 760-8110.

Dr. Charles Stulga, ’89, San Antonio, Texas, retired from the chiropractic profession in 2010 after 20 years of active practice, fourteen of which were in the military system. Email:


Dr. John Klinginsmith, ’90, Kearney, Neb., became the Official Team Chiropractor for the University of Nebraska at Kearney Athletic Programs in August 2014. Dr. Klinginsmith has worked with the athletic training staff for more than six years. Phone: (308) 234-4940, email:

Dr. Lise Lothe, ’91, Grimstad, Norway, is the registrar of the European Academy of Chiropractic. Phone: +47 92285928, email:

Dr. Tanya Doyon, ’96, officially launched her invention “making every household recycling friendly” in August 2014. Go to for more information. Email: tanyadoyon

Dr. Zsolt Kalbori, ’99, Budapest, Hungary, has three daughters. He is the president of the Hungarian Chiropractic Association. Phone: +36303743687, email:


Dr. David Pflaum, ’00, Shelby Township, Mich., is president of his homeowners association, on the advisory board for Ross Medical School and an elder of his Presbyterian church. Phone: (586) 808-2273, email:

Dr. Maggie Sellers-Casebolt, ’01, and her husband, Matt, Hiawatha, Iowa, had a son, Luke Matthew, who was welcomed home by sisters Emma and Tessa. Phone: (319) 393-7744, email:

Dr. Cecilia Bergstrőm, ’02, has been appointed to a postdoctoral position at Umeå University, Sweden. Phone: +46 920 22 8810, email:

Drs. Kami Rathburn Mahony, ‘04, and Orion Mahony, 05, Eastsound, Wash., had a daughter, Colette Jane, on April 9, 2014. Colette was welcomed by her older brothers Beck and Jiles. Drs. Kami and Orion moved their practice to 454 Pine St., Eastsound, WA. Email:

Dr. Stavros Skarpathakis, ’04, Athens, Greece, is the first and only veterinary chiropractor in Greece. Phone: +30 210 99 69754, email:

Dr. Janna Rector, ’05, Schuyler, Neb., had a daughter, Annabelle Lee Rector, on Dec. 27, 2013. Phone: (402) 352- 3399, email:

Dr. Nicole Knapp, ’06, Brookfield, Wis., has added spinal decompression therapy for her patients at Knapp Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Phone: (262) 796-5108, email:

Dr. Nicholas Smith, ’06, Cape Coral, Fla., was married to his wife, Holly, on March 30, 2013. Dr. Smith and Holly had a son, Garrett Nicholas, on June 6, 2014. Phone: (239) 549-3266, email:

Dr. Marc Fritz, ’07, Garner, Iowa, is president of the North Iowa Chiropractic Society and a member of the Lions Club and Rotary. Phone: (641) 923-2940, email:

Dr. Jennifer Howard, ’08, Omaha, Neb., was married to her husband, Doug Howard, on Dec. 14, 2013. Phone: (402) 885-8783, email:

Dr. Brian Wirth, ’09, Greenville, N.C., has announced a new brand campaign for his practice, Active Living Chiropractic, located at 303 Plaza Dr. The practice, founded in 2010, will now be Wirth Chiropractic & Sports Therapy. The re-branding will include a compelling new vanity number, 1-800-BackDoc supported by a revitalized website, signage and logo. Phone: (252) 756-6111, email:

Made any "adjustments" lately?

Choose your program