Cleveland Chiropractic College News
Clevelanders travel to Orlando for 21st ACC-RAC conference
A large contingent from Cleveland Chiropractic College (CCC) joined nearly 500 practitioners, researchers, educators and others associated with the chiropractic profession March 20-22 in Orlando for the 21st Annual Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) Education Conference - Research Agenda Conference (RAC). Held at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, the theme for the event was “Aiming for Effective Change: Leadership in Chiropractic Education, Research and Clinical Practice.” Those in attendance explored different elements of the profession that will build the future of chiropractic, including academics, research and leadership.
Offering insight on the leadership aspect, attendees heard a keynote address by Jim Hunter, an internationally known speaker and author of leadership books, including the bestsellers, “The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership” and “The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Servant Leader.”His books have been translated into two-dozen languages and have sold more than four million copies throughout the world.
The College was well-represented at the event as 15 Clevelanders made the trip with several presenting peer-reviewed research projects accepted for presentation. This included three platform presentations and five poster presentations. Dr. Mark Pfefer, director of research, was extremely pleased with the work done by those from the College.
“The research accepted and presented from Cleveland Chiropractic College was quite well received and it is apparent that the quality of our clinical and experimental projects continues to be strong,” Pfefer said. “It’s great to see the College so well represented at this conference and I look forward to bringing back new information to our faculty and students. It is heartening to see the dedication and overall quality of the scholarship presented at this annual meeting.”
In addition to the illuminating work offered by Clevelanders, there was other thought-provoking research as well. In particular was some revealing information about the profession that bodes well for those considering a career in chiropractic.
“An interesting project from City College of New York, by Dr. Shawn Williams, demonstrated that chiropractors had significantly lower levels of burnout compared to other health care providers, which seemed to confirm to me that chiropractic can be a great choice of profession for many young people currently,” Pfefer said.
Those from CCC presenting findings were Dr. Mark Pfefer, Dr. Richard Strunk, Dr. Ed Smith, Dr. Stephan Cooper, Dr. Charles Blum. Others attending from the College include Dr. Carl Cleveland III, Dr. Ashley Cleveland, Dr. Julia Bartlett, Dr. Paul Barlett, Dr. Katherine Smith, Dr. Tom Nichols, Dr. Robert Moore, Dr. Jon Wilson, Melissa Denton and Jeff Karp.
Are there differences between trait and situation specific scores on central elements of the fear avoidance model? — Dr. Stephan Cooper and Dr. Mark Pfefer
Effects of multimodal chiropractic care on chronic shoulder pain: A single-group, pre-experimental feasibility study. — Dr. Richard Strunk and Dr. Mark Pfefer
The application of Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults receiving care in a chiropractic college outpatient clinic. — Dr. Edward Smith, Dr. Mark Pfefer, Dr. Richard Strunk and CCC students Derrick Dube and Angela Segovia
SOT chiropractic and acupuncture for SLAP tear: A case report. — Christine Benner and Dr. Charles Blum
Capsaicin-induced central sensitization is associated with central features of the fear-avoidance model. — Dr. Stephan Cooper and Dr. Mark Pfefer
Capsaicin-induced central sensitization is associated with increased myofascial sensitivity in healthy participants. — Dr. Stephan Cooper and Dr. Mark Pfefer
Orofacial myofunctional therapy: A case report. — Dr. Joy Moeller, Dr. Charles Blum.
Chiropractic intervention of Zenker’s diverticulum: A case report. — Dr. William Boro and Dr. Charles Blum
Chiropractic intervention of Zenker’s diverticulum: A case report. Dr. William Boro and Dr. Charles Blum