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Miranda Abbott, DCDr. Miranda Abbott is a chiropractor in Appleton, Wisconsin where she serves primarily pregnant woman and children. Dr. Miranda is a Life University graduate who is passionate about the health and well-being of those in and around her community. She knows that every pregnant woman should be checked by a chiropractor to have the birth that they desire. She also believes that all newborns need to have their spines checked soon after birth to give them the best possible start to life.
Grayson Blöm, B.Sc., D.C.Dr. Blom graduated from the Fountain Head of Chiropractic, Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. He is an Idaho native returning to serve the community he grew up in, specializing in Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and brain stem function. Dr. Blom attended Borah High School and graduated from Boise State University, with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. A member of the International Chiropractic Association and board certified Dr Blöm looks forward to serving the community he grew up in.
Heather Whittle-Davis DC, F.I.C.P.A., C.C.E.P.Dr. Heather Whittle Davis earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in 1998, graduating Cum Laude. In 2005, Dr. Davis completed her certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in pediatric adjusting techniques as well as The Webster's Technique. In 2007, she completed the extremity adjusting certification through The Chiropractic Council on Extremity Adjusting. She is a member of the extension faculty of Life University, The World Chiropractic Association, The American Chiropractic Association and The Georgia Chiropractic Council.
Dr. Davis practices at The Wellpath Center in Kennesaw, Georgia, a family wellness practice with a focus on prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care. Additionally, she is the team chiropractor for four sports teams at Southern Polytechnic State University. Dr. Davis enjoys the diversity that working with expectant mothers, children and athletes gives her.
Dr. Joel Alcantara, BSc, DCCurriculum Vitae
Educational History
• 1999 - Present
Master of Public Health candidate
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA USA
• July 1992 - September 1995
Doctor of Chiropractic Program
Palmer College of Chiropractic - West. San Jose, CA.
Conferred Degree of Doctor of Chiropractic September 1995
• September 1988 - December 1991
Master of Public Health candidate
Double major in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Completed the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, one course short to completing the Biochemistry program.
• September 1988 - April 1989
Enrolled In Graduate Level Chemistry courses. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
• June 1988
Received Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
• September 1982 - April 1988
Chemistry-Biochemistry major. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
• January 1980 - June 1982
Father Lacombe High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Recipient of the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.
Work History
• Current Position: Research Director
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Research interests focuses on the safety and efficacy of pediatric chiropractic. Both qualitative and quantitative research approaches are used and may involve research studies from case reports to true experimental designs such as a randomized clinical trial.
• Position: Assistant Professor
Employer: Life Chiropractic College West.
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
Date: Jan 2000 - December 2001
Faculty appointment involved teaching and research. Courses taught involved subjects in Research Methods and Public Health. Research efforts are in the documentation of the effectiveness of chiropractic interventions. More specifically, my research interests involve the use of plain film radiography and the effectiveness of various techniques in the detection and removal of spinal and extraspinal subluxations. In the realm of Public Health, my research interests involve the documentation of the health promotion and disease prevention efforts of chiropractors vis a vis the detection and removal of spinal subluxations.
• Position: Assistant Professor
Employer: Palmer College of Chiropractic-West.
90 East Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA 95134
Date: January 1996 - 1999
In addition to my research efforts, I taught courses in Physical Diagnosis, Chiropractic Clinical Evaluation, Spinal Anatomy, Thoracic Spine, Pediatric Chiropractic as well as serving as Clinician in the College Clinic.
Index Medicus Publications
1. Subluxation-based chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with myasthenia gravis. Alcantara J, Plaugher G and Araghi HJ. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [Accepted for Publication].
2. Alcantara J, Plaugher G, Elbert RA and Gatterman B. Chiropractic care of a patient with low back pain and a Malgaigne type fracture. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [Accepted for Publication].
3. Plaugher G, Long CR, Alcantara J, Practice-based randomized controlled comparison clinical trial of chiropractic adjustments and brief massage treatment at sites of subluxation in subjects with essential hypertension: a pilot study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [Accepted for Publication].
4. Alcantara J, Plaugher G and Van Wyngarden DL. Chiropractic care of a patient with vertebral subluxations and Bell's Palsy. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [In Revision].
5. Alcantara J, Plaugher G and Myshka JE. Chiropractic care of a patient with vertebral and sacroiliac subluxations, low back pain, hip pain and diabetes. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [In Revision].
6. Alcantara J,Plaugher G, Elbert RA and Cherachanko D. Subluxation-based Chiropractic Care of an Elderly Patient with a Concomitant Compression Fracture of the Eighth Thoracic Vertebra J Manipulative Physiol Ther [In Revision].
7. Alcantara J, Plaugher G, Klemp DD, Salem C. Chiropractic care of a patient with temporomandibular disorder and atlas subluxation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2002 Jan;25(1):63-70.
8. Alcantara J, Plaugher G, Thornton RE and Salem C. Chiropractic Care of a Patient with Vertebral Subluxations and Failed Surgery of the Cervical Spine. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001;24(7):477-482.
9. Alcantara J, Steiner DM, Plaugher G, Alcantara J. Chiropractic management of a patient with myasthenia gravis and vertebral subluxations. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1999;22(5):333-340.
10. Alcantara J, Heschong R, Plaugher G, Alcantara J. Chiropractic management of a patient with subluxations, low back pain and epileptic seizures. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1998;21(6):410-418.
11. Alcantara J, McDaniel JW, Plaugher G, Alcantara J. Management of a patient with calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease and meniscal tear of the knee: a case report. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1998;21(3):197-204.
12. Alcantara J, Plaugher G, Abblett DE. Management of a patient with a lamina fracture of the sixth cervical vertebra and concomitant subluxation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1997;20(2):113-123.
13. Plaugher G, Alcantara J, Hart CR. Management of the patient with a Chance fracture of the lumbar spine and concomitant subluxation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996;19(8):539-551.
14. Plaugher G, Alcantara J, Doble RW Jr. Missed sacral fracture before chiropractic adjustment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996;19(7):480-483.
15. Hoyle BD, Alcantara J, Costerton JW. Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm as a diffusion barrier to piperacillin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1992;36(9):2054-2056.

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Kahlid Mankal, DCDr. Mankal graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1992 and has been in practice for 22 years. He utilizes CBP, Thompson, and Diversified techniques. He is certified in Webster’s and SHINE.Sep 14, 2014
Lyle Burkhardt DCLyle is originally from Shadyside, Ohio. He moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University on a full academic scholarship. During this time he earned 100% of his college expenses. He graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in Human Nutrition and a minor degree in Exercise Science. Lyle then moved to Marietta, Georgia to pursue a career in chiropractic at Life University.
While attending Life University, Lyle has been a member of many clubs, organizations, and attended many seminars while taking a special interest Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). Lyle achieved basic certification in CBP in March of 2014. He graduated cum laude in March of 2014 from Life University. He currently practices in Pensacola Florida where he is integrating himself in the community, bringing excellent and passion driven chiropractic care through postural, structural and wellness care.
Aug 27, 2014
Robert Moore DCDr. Moore is originally from Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In 2008 he received his Bachelors in Science in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. While there he cooperated in a research study published in ARKIVOC, a peer-reviewed organic chemistry journal. In addition to his studies he competed and ranked in numerous all-natural, raw power lifting competitions. After completing his undergraduate degree, he moved to Davenport, Iowa to study at the Palmer College of Chiropractic.
While at Palmer, Dr. Moore received the highest level athletic scholarship to play Semi-Pro Rugby, during which the team ranked #1 in the nation.
During his internship, Dr. Moore traveled with a clinic abroad team internationally providing chiropractic care to under-served populations.
He is currently working on his Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Biomechanics through Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) and focuses on improving the overall health of each individual patient and assisting them in reaching their optimal health goals and posture through the utilization of manual therapies and rehabilitation.
Aug 27, 2014
Jason Jaeger DCDr. Jaeger has practiced since 1999 and has been chiropractor in Las Vegas since 2001 where he has brought his passion for health and wellness to the community that he and his family have called home since the late 1940’s. Dr Jaeger attended UNLV during his undergraduate program and graduate school at Southern California University of Health Sciences. As class representative and Student American Chiropractic Association Vice President SCUHS chapter, he successfully lobbied in Washington DC for such issues as Medicare and HMO reform. Dr. Jaeger participated in a rotation through Cal State Northridge’s prestigious Physical Therapy program where he successfully integrated neuro-musculoskelatal therapies on paralysis and stroke victims.

He is a Certified Fellow and Instructor in the technique of Chiropractic Biophysics and developer of the Universal Tractioning System (UTS). Dr. Jaeger served as the Southern Nevada Representative to the Nevada Chiropractic Association 2008-2009 where he successfully lobbied for Nevada’s acceptance the PCCRP (Practicing Chiropractors Committee on Radiology Protocols). He has served as the Nevada State Delegate to the ICA (International Chiropractic Association) and Alternate Nevada Delegate since 2010. Dr. Jaeger spoke at the 2011 European Chiropractic Union Annual Conference in Zurich on, “Cooperative Methods between Neuro-Surgeons and Chiropractors”. Dr. Jaeger is licensed to practice Chiropractic in Nevada, Arizona and California and is proud to bring his experience and enthusiasm to the Southern Nevada community. He is married to his wife Carrie and has two boys, Aden and Sebastian. Jaeger is a chiropractor that enjoys an excellent working relationship with many of Southern Nevada’s premier health care providers, surgeons and physicians.
Aug 27, 2014