December 24, 2008 — A collaborative literary effort in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine saw authors from both Cleveland Chiropractic College campuses sharing health and wellness solutions. Dr. Gary Globe, provost of Cleveland Chiropractic College-Los Angeles, and Dr. Daniel Redwood, associate professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City, wrote the article, “Prevention and Health Promotion by Chiropractors,” addressing the blending of traditional chiropractic care with preventive wellness measures now utilized by many members of the profession.
The chiropractic profession has a long history of preventive approaches, a practice that will likely continue and deepen. Based on recent changes in chiropractic college curricula requiring a significantly expanded focus on evidence-based prevention, the authors predict that the chiropractor of the future will utilize such approaches to an even greater extent. This includes encouraging patients to exercise, eat nutritious foods, stop smoking, use caution when exposed to sunlight, and practice stress management methods, along with many other evidence-based practices.
The combination of prevention and health promotion dovetails perfectly with chiropractic’s natural healing philosophy and with the demands of cost-conscious public and private sector health policy planners.
Two other chiropractic academicians mentioned in the article, both national leaders in the field of health promotion, are also on staff at Cleveland. Dr. Cheryl Hawk, multicampus vice president of research and scholarship, and Dr. Will Evans, multicampus director of health promotion degree programs. Hawk and Evans are respected researchers who have conducted extensive research on prevention.
To view an abstract of the Redwood-Globe article, click http://ajl.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/2/6/537.
Source: Cleveland Chiropractic College, www.cleveland.edu