Dr. Keith Overland shares vision with Florida Campus students
Keith Overland, D.C., is the president of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), a faculty member at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Chiropractic and a practicing chiropractor. Additionally, Dr. Overland is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician who has treated U.S. Olympians and members of the New York Mets baseball team.
On Thursday, July 25, Dr. Overland shared his vast knowledge and experience with 200 students on Palmer’s Florida Campus. Dr. Overland spoke about chiropractic’s positioning in future health care systems and encouraged students to become ambassadors for chiropractic by joining the ACA and SACA to advocate for laws and policy that make chiropractic services available to everyone that needs and wants them.
Labeling chiropractic as a growing health care choice for the future, Dr. Overland pointed to the recent U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs decision to expand the chiropractic residency program at VA medical facilities.
"I am impressed and grateful that the VA has made a significant enhancement in providing top-notch care to veterans by strengthening its ties to the chiropractic profession. The services provided by doctors of chiropractic can play an important role in improving the health of America's heroes," said Dr. Overland. "The program will also offer the highest quality, integrated training for chiropractic physicians."
Dr. Overland entertained and enlightened the Florida Campus students, sharing many examples of treating professional and Olympic athletes. He suggested that students consider a certification as a chiropractic sports physician, citing the growing acceptance and relationship between sports and chiropractic.
“For many years, breaking through the barriers that existed between chiropractic and professional sports was very challenging. Today every National Football League (NFL) team has a chiropractor on their staff. This is how far we have come as a profession,” said Dr. Overland.