September 2, 2010 — President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced that Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs is instituting a First Responders Chiropractic Care Program that will provide complimentary chiropractic care to first responders who work in the St. Louis area.
First responders are police officers, firefighters, emergency medical ambulance technicians and returning military soldiers (since 9/11). These free chiropractic services will be offered at Logan’s five suburban health centers, located in Chesterfield, south St. Louis County, Webster Groves, St. Charles and St. Peters.
According to Goodman, the initial clinic visit by a first responder will include a consultation and review of patient health history, physical examination, five X-ray views and interpretation (if indicated), urinalysis and complete blood count (if indicated) and a report of findings with treatment recommendations. In addition to the chiropractic adjustment and office visit, first responders will also be able to take advantage of Logan’s wellness program services.
“The administrators, faculty, staff and students of Logan College of Chiropractic very much appreciate the sacrifices and services provided by the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to keep us safe from harm’s way,” said Dr. Goodman. “We believe that providing free chiropractic care to these first responders is the very least we can do to show our thanks.”
Chiropractic physicians provide a holistic approach to maintain or increase a person’s quality of life and ability to age successfully without the use of drugs or surgery, explains Dr. Ralph Barrale, Logan’s vice president of chiropractic affairs. Chiropractic works to free interferences to the nervous system which controls and coordinates all functions of the body.
Chiropractic physicians can assist with complaints beyond neck and back pain, including issues of carpal tunnel, headaches, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. In addition, chiropractors educate patients about healthy lifestyle choices including sleeping habits, nutrition and custom exercise regimens.
Logan’s participating centers and their locations include: Montgomery Health Center, 1851 Schoettler Road on the Logan campus in Chesterfield (636-227-0903); Bogey Hills Health Center at 2067 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles (636-947-4770); Southroads Health Center at 12494 Tesson Ferry Road in south St. Louis County (314-849-3800); St. Peters Health Center, 263 Salt Lick Road at Highway 79 Crossing (636-397-3545); and Yorkshire Health Center at 1281 Laclede Station Road in Webster Groves (314-961-2450).
To make an appointment, first responders should contact the individual health center that is most conveniently located for them. The health centers are open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Please note: first responders who have injuries that result in a personal injury claim, such as a car accident, or injuries that are of an on-the-job nature and fall under worker’s compensation, will incur normal Logan fees in accordance with insurance regulations. Patients should discuss these injuries with representatives at Logan’s health centers prior to any treatment.
There are approximately 255 senior interns currently working through the Logan health centers system. Patients receive direct care that is provided by these highly trained students who are familiar with the newest discoveries in chiropractic health care and work under the direct supervision of experienced clinicians who are doctors of chiropractic and members of the teaching faculty at Logan College of Chiropractic.
Source: Logan College of Chiropractic, www.logan.edu