September 20, 2018—Logan University and The University of Memphis (UofM) have teamed up for a new partnership wherein U of M student athletes now have access to on-site chiropractic care.
Representing Logan, Jude Miller, DC, MS, CCSP, CME, will serve as the team chiropractic physician at UofM. Student athletes attending UofM will have an opportunity to receive quality chiropractic care while Logan Doctor of Chiropractic students―working under the supervision of Miller―will have opportunities to complete rotations, assisting with chiropractic care as well as soft tissue work, dry needling, kinesio taping and laser therapy.
“We are honored to be working with the Memphis Tigers, who are known to be an elite group of athletes,” said Vincent DeBono, DC, Dean of the College of Chiropractic at Logan. “I think this partnership demonstrates the confidence UofM leaders have in our capabilities to augment the already great care its athletes receive with chiropractic care to enhance performance as well as treat and prevent injuries.”
The UofM becomes the fourth higher education institution―among the University of Missouri in Columbia, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, and Harris Stowe State University―to partner with Logan for the purpose of providing chiropractic care to student athletes. In turn, these partnerships provide Logan students with opportunities to advance the profession and become innovative leaders in health care.
“With the health and well-being of all student-athletes at the forefront of our daily responsibilities, I am thrilled to establish a relationship with Dr. Jude Miller and Logan University, said Darrell Turner, associate athletic director for sports medicine at UofM. “This relationship gives us access to a highly-trained medical professional. We now have the ability to increase the level of care our sports medicine team can provide to our student-athletes on a daily basis.”
Miller said he, too, is thrilled to be stepping into this newly created position with Logan and UofM. “I’m excited to be part of the Logan family again, helping to shape the future leaders of the profession,” he said. “The more we put chiropractic in the spotlight at the collegiate and national levels, the more it validates our role in sports medicine and how we can work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary environments.”
A native of east Tennessee, Miller graduated from Logan in 2011 with his Doctor of Chiropractic and Master’s Degree in Sports Science & Rehabilitation. Most recently, he treated patients at Active Family & Sports Chiropractic near Knoxville, which he managed with his wife and fellow Logan graduate (2011) Holly Tucker, DC, MPH, CHES, FASA.
While managing the practice, Miller also worked at Roane State Community College, serving as the team chiropractic physician for the athletic program and an adjunct faculty member.
Miller will be based at the Larry O. Finch Center, working with UofM athletic trainers, non-surgical and surgical orthopedists as well as internal medicine specialists. He will be available to all UofM student athletes as needed and present on the sidelines at select home games.
Source: Logan University