Seeking to enhance its community outreach efforts and improve lives with chiropractic care, Sherman College of Chiropractic President Dr. Edwin Cordero turned to fellow College Town institution Spartanburg Methodist College’s President Dr. Colleen Perry Keith to form a collaborative agreement and provide chiropractic care for the benefit of SMC student-athletes.
The partnership contracts Sherman College’s faculty and select student interns to work closely with SMC’s athletic training and medical staff and provide regular chiropractic care to SMC student-athletes on their campus.
“The collaboration between SMC and Sherman College is born of a time-honored tradition of integrative care for athletes,” says Sherman’s Dean of Clinics Dr. Adam Morrell, a chiropractor and certified chiropractic sports practitioner. “Sherman interns will serve our partner college by bringing chiropractic to elite athletes. We anticipate contributing to the athletes’ enhanced performance with chiropractic care.”
SMC Athletic Director Tim Wallace was thrilled when presented with the idea of the partnership between the two colleges. “Anything we can do to benefit our student-athletes’ health and performance is good, and this relationship with Sherman should prove more than beneficial,” he says. “I look forward to seeing the positive effects that chiropractic care has on the performance of the Pioneers.”
SMC and Sherman College have had a long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship as members of the College Town consortium, a collaboration between Spartanburg’s seven colleges and the City. This new agreement honors the consortium’s goal of enhancing students’ academic, social and service opportunities through institutional collaborations and programmatic enrichment opportunities. In addition, the agreement aligns with Sherman College’s mission by providing students with opportunities for education, research, and service to the community.
Dr. Morrell is already working with Sherman College’s research department to design research studies on sports performance and chiropractic care, and the college will keep outcomes measures on all participating athletes.
Sherman students providing care are in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. The teaching environment, coordinated by licensed doctors of chiropractic, allows interns to practice under close supervision and constant consultation.
About Sherman College of Chiropractic
Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as primary health care professionals who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.
About Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg Methodist College is South Carolina’s only private, residential college exclusively for freshmen and sophomore students and one of only four colleges in South Carolina affiliated with the United Methodist Church. SMC’s mission is to transform lives in a values-oriented, student-centered atmosphere in the Christian tradition that encourages academic excellence, intellectual exploration, social awareness, and character development within the liberal arts tradition.
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