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Spring 2011

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Alumnus named Chief of Chiropractic Services for 2011 Pan Am Games

In 2009, Dr. Saul Luengas, right, and West Campus President Bill Meeker, D.C., West ’82, M.P.H., spoke at the FICS Symposium in Montreal.
Dr. Meeker stands with Dr. Saul Luengas

Saul Luengas, D.C., West ’94, has earned the distinguished appointment of Chief of Chiropractic Services for the 2011 Pan American Games, Oct. 14-30, in Guadalajara, Mexico. It marks the first time that chiropractic services will be offered within the polyclinic that serves all participating athletes at the games.

“It’s exciting for chiropractic to be part of the polyclinic team, and I think all medical members of the Pan American Congress of Sports Medicine are excited. They recognize the importance of including chiropractic services at the Pan Am Games, because of chiropractic’s growing presence at other world-class sporting events,” says Dr. Luengas.

More than 10,000 athletes representing dozens of North and South American countries are expected to compete in nearly 40 sports at this year’s games.

Dr. Luengas earned his International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma from the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) in 2009, and has been vice president of the Mexican Federation of Sports Chiropractic for the past eight years.

“I am very proud to be a Palmer alumnus, and it is a great honor to represent my country, my profession and my college,” says Dr. Luengas, who will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 Pan American Congress of Sports Medicine, and the 2011 FICS Assembly and Symposium.

“I received the best education for my professional life, and it has served me well,” he says. “I hope to someday return and share my experience with the current students.”

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