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From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

Winter 2016

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Susan Welsh, D.C.: sports chiropractic pioneer

Dr. Susan Welsh
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Decades of experience treating athletes from professional and college-level to weekend warriors has earned Susan Welsh, D.C., DACBSP, F.P.A.C., Davenport ’80, Tampa, Fla., deep respect from athletes, coaches and health-care professionals in various disciplines. She’s been treating athletes at all levels since 1982.

Over the years Dr. Welsh has worked with Tampa Bay teams such as the NHL’s Lightning, the NFL’s Buccaneers, the AFL’s Storm and the MLS’s Mutiny. In 2015, Dr. Welsh joined the clinical faculty at the University of South Florida (USF) in the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair. Although she continues to practice full-time in the USF Morsani Health Center, she also mentors 4th-year medical students, teaching them about chiropractic in an integrative setting. There are 600 physicians of all specialties practicing at USF.

She’s still involved with high school football, all USF sports teams and the Tampa Bay Storm. Dr. Welsh is also participating in a four-year concussion study involving patients who’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury and are receiving chiropractic care.

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