Dr. Michele Maiers of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) visited the Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) campus on Oct. 18, to discuss integrative healthcare careers for chiropractors. Maiers all met with the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) at 11:30 a.m. in the Spiritual Center, and was the keynote speaker at an event on campus from 6-7:30 p.m in the Dining and Assembly Hall. It is the position of the ACA that due to the opioid epidemic, new treatment guidelines for back pain, and new research, the chiropractic profession is better positioned than ever to partner with other professional healthcare providers.
Cleveland student, Mason Howell, attended the meeting and said it was interesting to hear how Maiers explain the new brand of the ACA, and how they were getting their message out.
“Dr. Maiers answered every question effectively and helped us understand what this new brand means for the ACA, and how it will affect the chiropractic profession,” Howell said. “The biggest takeaway for me, is that this new direction will build bridges between D.C.’s and other professional healthcare providers by helping them to understand the benefits of chiropractic.”
Maiers is the Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis. She is a doctor of chiropractic, and holds a master’s in public health and a doctorate in health services/allied health/health sciences. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the ACA and holds a senior leadership position with the World Federation of Chiropractic.