College of Straight Chiropractic faculty members are becoming increasingly
sought after as speakers for various platforms as experts on leadership,
success, family practice and of course, the philosophy of chiropractic. We are
seeing this in the growing demand for our faculty for continuing education
programs both here and abroad.
Sherman faculty member Dr. Tonine Gelardi leads a session on
A contingent from
Sherman recently presented a seminar on the Sherman Package Technique,
Philosophy of Chiropractic, Leadership and Practice Success in Córdoba,
Argentina. Sherman alumna and faculty member Tonine Gelardi, D.C., presented
“The Art of Correcting Subluxations.” A gifted teacher, Gelardi called upon her
extensive experience as a practitioner and demonstrated its application to
family oriented practices. This Sherman Package presentation particularly
focused on chiropractic care for persons of all ages.
Dr. Gelardi during a session on adjusting children
D.C., another Sherman alumnus and chair of the college Board of Trustees,
presented “Patient Education and Steps to Success.” Pekofsky, who is fluent in
Spanish, presented methods for successful education of members of the public and
systems for building a family-centered approach to practice. Sherman’s Executive
Vice President/Provost Myron Brown, D.C., presented programs on leadership,
philosophy and the objectives of chiropractic practice.
From left, Drs. Myron Brown, Tonine Gelardi and Cindy Pekofsky
during the panel discussion
national chiropractic association, Asociación Quiropráctica Argentina, invited
the college to make these presentations. Although Argentina does not yet have
legislation regulating the chiropractic profession, the association has been
working for a number of years to lay the groundwork for a separate and distinct
The Argentinean association has been studying the various approaches to
chiropractic, and the group has identified The Sherman Chiropractor model as the
paradigm that it believes is the most coherent approach in chiropractic. Members
have been using the elements of this model as the ideal to strive for as they
develop the profession in their country.