Surfing DCs Palmer and Catherine Peet debuted their unique chiropractic clinic in Capistrano Beach, Calif., by supporting a unique event. The husband-wife pair opened PCH Chiropractic and hosted a free community event in support of Surfers Healing. “Surfers Healing is an amazing nonprofit organization that takes autistic kids surfing during a series of surf camps that are carried out year-round around the world,” Palmer told the Dana Point Times. The two have joined their more than 38 years of combined practice experience, with their clinic featuring Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). “We are the only chiropractic office in South Orange County doing such advanced techniques,” Palmer said. “Our office has the latest equipment and also a digital X-ray suite on site.” The Peets, both surfing enthusiasts themselves, specialize in pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care, and have both previously directed departments and served as adjunct professors at Life Chiropractic College West. “We love living in the San Clemente-Dana Point area because of the people, climate and, yes, because of the great surfing,” Palmer said.
Gerald Zumwalt, DC, this year celebrated 50 years at his Zumwalt Chiropractic Clinic in Hillsboro, Ill., treating more than 10,000 patients and four generations in local families. “Chiropractic care fits into the recovery phase, helping to get rid of pain,” he told the local Journal-News. “Seeing that recovery is very rewarding.” Raised on a farm, he graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1967, and taught for a few years at the college after graduation. “When I go into a room, I expect to be able to help patients with relief of pain and getting back to a normal life,” he said. “We also work to prevent recurrences of the pain. At least 80% of the patients I treat, even those with arthritis, are able to recover.” Over his career he has taken more than 400 hours in classes in radiology to read MRIs and CAT scans. He still sees patients who have come to him since his opening in the 1970s, and says he has no plans to retire.
Pittsburgh chiropractor Brian Meenan of Premier Chiropractic Clinic has built an audience of more than 650,000 followers on the social media platform TikTok, and during the COVID-19 pandemic has been using his influence to produce videos with pain relief techniques for people who could not leave their homes. In videos he demonstrates simple exercises to alleviate back pain; a quick method of identifying the true source of shoulder pain; shares lists of healthy foods that should be in every diet; and responds to messages from his audience asking for advice on sleeping with less discomfort. His team relies on a variety of techniques and therapies, from spinal manipulation, muscle release and electric muscle stimulation to cupping therapy, laser therapy and more. “Helpful videos and funny patient interactions improve lifestyles, and I consider it my duty to share whatever information I can that will help those who cannot visit my chiropractic office in person,” says Meenan, who is on TikTok at @drbrian_chiropractor.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Robert Moore, DC, of Back to Health Chiropractic in Rossville, Ga., used the opportunity to raise money for the local Children’s Advocacy Center of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (CAC-LMJC). New patients who visited in April had their office fees donated to help child abuse victims. Moore is a board member at CAC-LMJC, which saw fundraising drop substantially during COVID-19 and school closings, which also caused fewer child abuse reports as many come through teachers and guidance counselors in the school system. “We are doing a new patient special which covers the exam, X-rays if they’re needed, $29 for all new patients and 100% of the proceeds are going toward the Children’s Advocacy Center,” Moore told the local Channel 3 WRCBtv. “We were just trying to help them out and get them back to where they need to be to provide those services.”