Research Department

Chiropractic Research Mission

The mission of the Research Department is to support and produce research and scholarly activities that contribute to the body of knowledge on chiropractic education, clinical knowledge, health care and the theoretical constructs of vertebral subluxation.

The department exists to conduct research, to support research by faculty, students and alumni, and to help prepare research findings for publication. Contact Us with your questions.

Research Interests

Sherman College researchers have a particular interest the development of objective measures of assessing the vertebral subluxation, particularly in regard to its biomechanical and neurological components. Investigations into the effects of subluxation correction involve assessments of human physical and mental performance as well as physiological effects.

The department is also committed to the development of more specific and reliable methods of assessing chiropractic adjusting skills. State of the art technology to analyze data from 3-D images of actual adjustments will provide information helps instructors to more effectively critique student progress in acquiring expertise in administering chiropractic adjustments. Read more about specific chiropractic and other research interests.

News and Announcements

More News and Announcements

(11/12/14)  Dr. John Hart’s poster presentation, “Resting pulse rates following adjustment of C1 subluxation: A case series” has been accepted for the ACC RAC 2015.

(6/30/14) Drs. John Hart, Claudia Seay, and Cynthia Gibbon published an article, “Intra-examiner repeatability of mastoid fossa temperature differentials using the Tytron instrument” in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2014; June 30: 110-112.

(6/5/14) Dr. John Porter presented two sessions about the Thompson Technique at the 2014 South Carolina Chiropractic Associations conference in Myrtle Beach.

(4/28/14) Dr. John Hart has accepted an invitation to become a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Chiropractic Education (JCE). He joins a group of 43 members from chiropractic colleges throughout the world. The mission of the journal is to promote excellence in chiropractic education through the publication of research and scholarly articles concerned with educational theory methods, and content relevant to the practice of chiropractic. Publishing the majority of scholarly manuscripts on chiropractic education, the JCE is open access, charges no manuscript fees, and is indexed in PubMed, CINAHL, ICL, and MANTIS.

(3/7/14 )Dr. John Hart published “Reduction of Resting Pulse Rate Following Chiropractic Adjustment of Atlas Subluxation,” in the peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. A link to the abstract is here:

Contact the Research Faculty

Dr. George Luo research

Dr. George Luo

Pengju “George” Luo,
M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
ext. 279
Director of Research
Associate Professor of Basic Sciences

Dr. John Hart research

Dr. John Hart

John Hart,
D.C., M.H.S.
ext. 232
Associate Professor
of Clinical Sciences

Dr. Lafayette Briggs research

Dr. Lafayette Briggs

Lafayette Briggs,
M.T., D.C.
ext. 341
Assistant Professor

Institutional Review Board
IRB Memo July 2011

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