NIWH Program Director to Help Determine the Future of Chiropractic Wellness Care

NEWS BRIEF: NIWH Program Director to Help Determine the Future of Chiropractic Wellness Care

Over the last 10 years, chiropractic medicine has shifted from strictly spinal manipulation to overall wellness care. Some experts have even coined this new focus, Lifestyle Medicine. However, no literature exists today on what chiropractors should do to help people stay healthy.

The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) and Program Director, Georgianna Donadio, DC, MSc, PhD, have been selected by the Logan College of Chiropractic to participate in a national steering committee dedicated to developing a much-needed best practice of chiropractic wellness care.

“I consider Dr. Donadio and NIWH to be an authority on wellness coaching,” said Cheryl Hawk, DC, Director of Clinical Research for Logan College. “For over 30 years, she’s incorporated a holistic methodology into her own practice of chiropractic medicine, not to mention, educating other chiropractors through NIWH. Therefore, she is lending tremendous expertise to help us solve this important question.”

Funded by NCMIC, the newly developed committee will be working through the summer of 2011 to determine the services that chiropractors should be delivering for health promotion, disease prevention and wellness. Looking at things like nutrition and exercise, the Committee’s panel of experts will create a consensus document on the appropriate components and application of chiropractic wellness/maintenance care.