On April 9, Today’s Conversations on Leadership (TCL), a thought-leadership vehicle of Life University, released a conversation involving Heidi Haavik, DC, PhD, Director of Research, Centre for Chiropractic Research at the New Zealand Chiropractic College; Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO, a faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West; and James Chestnut, BEd, MS, DC, founder and president of The Wellness Practice, which outlines their thoughts on chiropractic care in the era of the COVID-19 health pandemic.
The conversation, moderated by Gerard W. Clum, DC, Director of The Octagon at Life University, seeks to bring greater clarity to the expectations of the practicing chiropractor during this public health emergency from three internationally renowned chiropractors, with each offering their respective expertise in research and clinical practice to the conversation.
“Life University wishes to thank Drs. Haavik, Murphy and Chestnut for their expertise and counsel in helping each of us, as chiropractors, understand what we can say, what we should say and, perhaps most importantly, what we should not say about the role of chiropractic care in immune-health matters and in relationship to COVID-19 in particular,” remarked Life University President, Rob Scott, DC, PhD.
The discussion, provided as a service to the profession by Life University, explores the information available on the potential relationship between chiropractic care and immune-competency with candid input on where we have evidence and the type of evidence present.
“We have brought together three of the most respected voices of the profession, especially within the practicing community, to share their understandings of our current circumstances and to be advised as to how to best relate to each other as well as to the patients we serve,” commented Clum. “This discussion applies equally to chiropractors all over the globe.”
These presentations can be viewed in a full-length video format with all three chiropractors’ discussions and Clum’s commentary, as well as in a three-part, video format with the discussions from each chiropractor. Audio-only versions are also available. All forms of the presentation can be found at: Living.LIFE.edu/Conversations-with-Chiropractors-on-COVID-19. These presentations are designed to be shared widely within the profession. Life University encourages the chiropractic community to share this effort and to use it as a springboard for more conversation about the current COVID-19 circumstances and the needs of the profession during and following this crisis.
About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single-campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.