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

alumni news

A tribute to Dr. Frank Sovinsky

The chiropractic profession lost a giant with the death of Frank Sovinsky D.C., 63, on Aug. 31, 2014. Dr. Sovinsky was a 1981 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport campus and a man who loved life, his work, his family and spending time with future chiropractors. He was a mentor, consultant, speaker and co-author of several books, including “The E-Myth Chiropractor: Why Most Chiropractic Practices Don’t Work and What to do About It.”

Dr. Frank Sovinsky presenting at the 2012 Davenport Homecoming.
Dr. Frank Sovinsky in front of crowd

Dr. Sovinsky loved his alma mater and was a great friend to Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic, inducted in 2011. He and Cathy, his wife of 27 years and business partner, had been members of the Presidents Club for seven years. Dr. Sovinsky also was a popular speaker at Palmer Homecoming events. He enjoyed working with students and was a frequent contributor to Palmer Center for Business Development programs.

“Dr. Sovinsky had a busy life as a chiropractor and public speaker, but he always made time to visit Palmer for book signings and for the mentoring of ambassadors for the Palmer Center for Business Development,” says Mariah Payne, 5th trimester Davenport student and Palmer Center for Business Development ambassador. “His passion, as stated in his ‘Business of Chiropractic’ video, was to revive the current generation of chiropractic students and doctors as well as people considering a career in chiropractic.”

As the CEO of DC Mentors, Dr. Sovinsky was committed to transforming the way chiropractors grow their practices. He also was a Proficiency Rated Activator doctor who built one of the largest patientcentered practices on the West Coast. A published author, businessman, marathoner and expert skier, Dr. Sovinsky’s motto was to “work smart and play hard.” His legacy will live on in the company he founded, his mentorship of chiropractors and the recipients of a scholarship established in his memory.

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