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Roy Sweat DC, BCAORoy W. Sweat was born June 25th, 1927, in Albany, Georgia. He attended elementary and high school in Albany, and graduated from Albany High in 1944. Following graduation, he joined the navy in World War II and served for two years in the Pacific theater.

After leaving the military in 1946, he entered Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in January of 1947 and completed the four-year course of study and graduated in January of 1950.

• Dr. Sweat went into practice in 1950 with Dr. Vic Brooks in Decatur, Georgia. In 1953, he opened his private clinic at 103 N. McDonaugh Street in Decatur, Georgia where he practiced for twenty-five years. In 1978, he moved his practice to 3274 Buckeye Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia, where he is presently located.

• In 1952, Dr. Sweat began a course of study specializing in the upper cervical occipital-atlanto-axial complex under Dr. John F. Grostic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1960, Dr. Grostic chose Dr. Sweat to become an instructor at his seminars and help present the Grostic programs. Dr. Grostic died in 1964, at which time Dr. Sweat and four other doctors organized the Grostic Presentation Seminars and continued the specialized training seminars in Atlanta, Georgia.

• In 1977, Dr. Sweat organized the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology, which presented the same specialized programs.

• In 1981, Dr. Sweat created the program of Chiropractic Atlas Orthogonality, which continued in the specialized educational seminars.

• Dr. Sweat has written a series of four books on Chiropractic Atlas Orthogonality. Dr. Sweat has also written thirty articles published in various chiropractic magazines.

• In 1970, Dr. Sweat designed a chiropractic adjusting instrument and has made a series of six different models.

• He has designed an Atlas Orthogonal x-ray frame, x-ray chair and attachments for the x-ray machine.

• Dr. Sweat has designed an Atlas Orthogonal computerized radiographic analysis program.

Dr. Sweat has designed three radiographic analysis templates and a right-handed Cartesian orthogonal coordinate system vector booklet; this booklet is currently in its third edition.


• The Atlas Orthogonal program is taught as an elective course at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Life College of Chiropractic and at Sherman College of Chiropractic.

• Dr. Sweat has been on the Homecoming programs at Life College, Life West College, Palmer College, Palmer West College, Sherman College and Parker College.

• He is an associate professor of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, and has been associated with their research program.

• He presents the Atlas Orthogonal program at the Parker seminars.

• He is a member of the Presidents Club at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

• Dr. Sweat received the Daniel David Palmer Scientific Award on June 9th, 1995 from Palmer College of Chiropractic.

• Dr. Sweat is Board Certified in the Atlas Orthogonal program.

• Dr. Sweat completed the three-year orthopedic study program from National Chiropractic College.

• He has a graduate certificate in the videofluoroscopy program from Life Chiropractic College.

• Dr. Sweat’s programs have been presented to C.H. Suh, Ph.D. of the University of Colorado. The papers are then recorded at the University of Colorado as permanent records.

• Dr. Sweat has presented the Atlas Orthogonal seminars throughout the United States, Canada, and Tokyo, Japan.

• Dr. Sweat has been a member of the International Chiropractic Association since graduating from college and is a member at the present time.

• Dr. Sweat is listed in the “Who’s Who in Leading Professionals and Executives.”

• Dr. Sweat is a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. He was the association president in 1969-1970 and has served on many of the committees of the association.


• Dr. Sweat is a member of the Decatur Kiwanis Club, and has been a member for thirty years. He has been a past president of the Kiwanis and is currently a senior member. He was presented a Legion of Honor award from the Kiwanis.

• Dr. Sweat is married to Roylan Coop Sweat and has three children and three grandchildren; he was married in 1949. He was widowed May 2001.

• Dr. Sweat is presently a member of Mt Carmel United Methodist Church in Norcross, Georgia.
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Jason Olafsson DCDr. Jason Olafsson, chiropractor and sought after public speaker, always had a genuine interest in health, fitness and nutrition. Even as young as 9 years old, his mom had to tell him to, “turn out the light and go to bed” because he was up late reading Earl Mindell’s “Vitamin Bible”.
To pursue that interest, along with the desire to help others live to their optimal potential, he became a Pharmaceutical Representative. While in that industry he began to realize that the drugs he was selling were not intended to cure anything. It disheartened him that the drugs never got to the root cause of the patient’s issue, and in many cases caused a multitude of other problems.

This led him to research for a healthcare profession that would address the cause of an individual’s health issue and allow the patient’s body to heal itself. Dr Olafsson discovered that custom nutrition, detoxification, and proper structure of the body would allow a person to live to their optimum health potential.

Dr. Olafsson attended Life University in Marietta, GA. Some of the core curriculum included biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, embryology, human anatomy & physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Life University Public Clinic. In addition to the classes at Life University, he received advanced training in autism, functional neurology, pediatric care and Webster technique, 21st Century intracellular detoxification, clinical lab testing, bio-nutrition, nervous system balancing and spinal correction. He also had the privilege of working with, and was mentored by, doctors who worked on celebrities and Olympic/professional athletes.

After learning from some of the top health experts in the world, Dr. Olafsson is a “doctor of the future”. He utilizes structural corrective chiropractic care/rehabilitation, custom nutrition/detoxification, functional lab testing, and custom supplementation in order to reduce toxicity or deficiency and allow the body to heal itself. After seeing the incredible results of this type of health care, he moved his family back to his hometown and is on a mission to positively impact the health of everyone he meets in the community.

In his free time Dr. Olafsson enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two boys, being outdoors, reading, and rooting for the Detroit Lions on Sundays in the fall.
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Rachel Waldrop DCDr. Rachel Waldrop received a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University in 2006. She then enrolled at Life University to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2010. Dr. Waldrop received internship training at Scoliosis Specialists in Alpharetta, GA where she gained hands on experience with a variety of scoliosis cases with Dr. Brian Ouellette and Dr. Lisa Tabick. Her training continued at Vitalita Chiropractic and Wellness Center with Dr. Nearhood and BMR Chiropractic in Tupelo, MS, where she had the unique opportunity to intern in a program integrating functional neurology, postural corrective care, and nutritional wellness care. Following graduation at Life University, Dr. Waldrop decided to return to her home town of Starkville, MS to open her practice, Waldrop Chiropractic and Wellness. Her love of the community and the support of her family and friends made Starkville an easy choice to establish her practice.
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