Drs. Jorn Jensen (left) and Saul Luengas at the Central American and Caribbean Games.
Palmer’s San Jose campus was well-represented
among the group of chiropractors who provided
care for athletes at the 22nd Central American and
Caribbean Games, a multi-sport regional championship
event held Nov. 14-30, 2014, in Veracruz
and Xalapa, Mexico.
The Games are held every four years, and the 2014
event featured more than 5,000 athletes from 31
countries competing in nearly 50 sporting events—
the largest number of participants since the Games’
debut in 1926. Athletes competed in sports ranging
from swimming, gymnastics and cycling, to tabletennis,
handball and wrestling, among others.
Saul Luengas, D.C., ICSSP, a 1994 graduate of
Palmer’s San Jose campus who maintains his primary
practice in Querétaro, Mexico, served as
chief of chiropractic services, similar to the role he
held for the Pan American Games in 2011.
In selecting his team for the Central American and
Caribbean Games, Dr. Luengas recruited several of
the doctors who assisted him at the Pan Am games,
and also reached out to various graduates of Palmer’s
San Jose campus, which is well known for its leadership
in the field of sports chiropractic.
Other Palmer San Jose members of the chiropractic
team included Jesus Cazares, D.C., CCSP® (’13);
Amanda Gammage, D.C. (’95); Nichelle Gurule,
D.C. (’13); Frances Rabner Halberg, D.C., CCSP®
(’94); Jorn Jensen, D.C. (’94); and Gabriel Quintero,
According to Dr. Luengas, the chiropractic team,
which included a total of nearly two dozen doctors,
provided care for more than 1,500 athletes during
the two weeks of the 2014 Games.