September 24, 2011 — In September 2010, Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs instituted a First Responders Chiropractic Care Program to offer complimentary chiropractic care to first responders who work in the St. Louis area, including police officers, firefighters, emergency medical ambulance technicians, and returning military soldiers (since 9/11).
At its one-year anniversary, Logan President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced that the program, offered through the school’s suburban health centers, is a major community service success.
“Over the past year, Logan health centers have treated 577 first responder patients through their 9,468 patient visits to our clinics in Chesterfield, south St. Louis County and St. Charles County,” said Goodman. “Logan is extremely proud to provide this free health care community service to first responders who are so deserving of our respect and admiration because of their public service and personal sacrifice.”
As part of the program, the initial clinic visit by a first responder includes 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 are also able to take advantage of Logan’s wellness program services.
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. Doctors of chiropractic 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.
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.
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); St. Peters Health Center, 263 Salt Lick Road at Highway 79 Crossing (636-397-3545); and Southfield Health Center, Logan’s newest clinic, at 5422 Southfield Center 5422 Southfield Center near Lindbergh Blvd. and Baptist Church Road in south St. Louis County (314-849-3800).
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.
Source: Logan College of Chiropractic, www.logan.edu