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NWHSU Faculty and Alumni Shine at Homecoming 2024

NWHSU’s Chiropractic Homecoming 2024 is here! This year, the symposium features topics such as women’s health, neuroimaging, pediatrics, headaches and more. Presenters are here from around the country–and the world! Many NWHSU faculty and alumni are presenting as well, and we’re proud to showcase our talented people. 

Faculty speakers throughout the symposium include Drs. David Farrar and Joseph Muldoon lecturing on anatomy related to head and neck conditions and Jason Landry, MAOM, LAc, speaking on incorporating acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine into care for low back pain. Dr. Sripathy Umapathi is covering Cultural Considerations for Patient Care. Drs. Zach Zachman, Amy Schreiner and Beth Heim are giving a talk on adjustive techniques for Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and Drs. Chris Major, Jeff Rich, Chris Smoley and Heidi Mendenhall will host a radiology panel worth 2 x-ray hours. 

A couple speakers offered previews of their presentations:

Dr. Jordan Knowlton-Key

NWHSU alum Dr. Knowlton-Key, shared insight into his topic of Vestibular-Ocular Dysfunctions related to head injuries, “My presentation reviews the epidemiology and pathophysiology of concussion and coinciding vestibular-ocular conditions that may occur during to the same mechanism of injury. We will take a closer look clinical features and clinical tests such as the vestibular-ocular motor screening test, head-impulse-nystagmus-Test of Skew (HINTS), Dix-Hallpike, Supine Roll Test, and more that help differentiate symptoms that may overlap between concussions and vestibular-ocular conditions.”  

Dr. Scott Oswald and Dr. Shiloh Heesch

Drs. Oswald and Heesch share on their topic of rehabilitating neck pain and cervical spine dysfunction: We are presenting on cervical rehabilitation. We’ll present contrasting research recommendations and propose a simple method to adopt when deciding what exercises to prescribe using an evidence-informed approach.” 

Story by Kit Harlow, Chiropractic Student