Tenth International Research and Philosophy Symposium hosted by Sherman College

IRAPS-logo-color-2Renowned researchers and philosophers will join forces this October for the 10th
annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) at Sherman
College of Chiropractic. The symposium is designed to bring together
individuals with different viewpoints and approaches and to promote critical
thinking in regard to the professional, philosophical, theoretical and
practical considerations of vertebral subluxation correction.

This year’s symposium will be held October 19-20 on Sherman College’s campus in
Spartanburg, South Carolina. Presentations are centered on topics such as
lexicon, philosophy, politics, education, clinical research, and methods of
analyzing and adjusting vertebral subluxation.

“The presenters and the crowd gathered in attendance at this event are always loaded
with high-caliber thinkers and doers in chiropractic,” says chiropractic
philosopher and author Rob Sinnott, D.C., DPhCS.

The keynote speaker for IRAPS 2013 is Craig M. Becker, Ph.D., an assistant professor of
health education and promotion at the College of Health & Human Performance
at East Carolina University. Becker holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State
University, an M.S. from Ball State University, and a B.S. from Purdue
University. His research interests include positive health, health measurement
and salutogenesis, and his IRAPS topic will delve into salutogenesis.

Other IRAPS 2013 presenters include Mychal Beebe, D.C.; Charles L. Blum, D.C.; Heidi Bockhold,
D.C.; William J. Boro, D.C.; Brigette Bowler, D.C.; Kathryn Conlen, B.A., LMT,
CST; William M. Decken, D.C., LCP; Joe J. Donofrio, D.C., ACP; Roy Floyd, D.C.,
MSPH; Harvey Getzoff, D.C.; John Hart, D.C., MHSc; Joseph D. Heinecke; Haasseem
Hohammed; Adam Klassen, D.C.; Danny Knowles, D.C.; Richelle Knowles, D.C.; Michael
Lenarz, D.C.; Matthew McCoy, D.C., MPH; Vincent L. Perri, D.C., Ph.D.; Ryan
Pollard; Katie Ray, D.C.; Esther M. Remeta, D.C.; Philip R. Schalow, BM, MM,
AS, D.C.; Simon Senzon, M.A., D.C.; Jean E. Thompson, D.C.; Steve Tullius,
D.C., ACP; Jack K. VanDervort, D.C., D.Ph.CS; and H Charles Woodfield, III,
B.S. Pharmacy, D.C.

Registration is open and continuing education credit will be available; for additional information
about the symposium, go to www.sherman.edu/IRAPS.



  • Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Chronic Primary
    Migraine in a Patient Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic: A Case
    Report – Mychal Beebe, D.C., Michael Lenarz, D.C., Seattle Upper Cervical
    Research Institute
  • Chiropractic Intervention of Zenker’s Diverticulum: A Case
    Report – Primary Author: William J. Boro, D.C.
  • Three Distinct Lineages That Generate the Skeleton:  The Consideration of Bone Development
    Significance in Early Life Structural Care – Brigette Bowler, D.C., and
    Kathryn Conlen, B.A., LMT, CST
  • Creating Postive Health: It’s More Than Risk Reduction – Craig
    Becker, Ph.D., CWP.
  • Salutogenesis 30 Years Later: Where Do We Go From Here? – Craig
    Becker, Ph.D., CWP
  • Chiropractic in a Vitalistic, Patient-Centered Wellness
    Program – William M. Decken, D.C., LCP
  • Adjustment vs. Manipulation: History, Semantics &
    Implications for the Future – Joe J. Donofrio, D.C., ACP
  • Health Promotion and Prevention Practice in a Chiropractic
    Teaching Outpatient Clinic: A Continuing Study to Determine if Patient
    File Auditing Reflects Active Health and Wellness Advice – Roy Floyd, D.C.,
  • The Relationship of Cranial Facial Growth and Development
    to the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) Category System: Three Case Studies
    – Primary Author: Harvey Getzoff, D.C.
  • The Role of the Atlas Vertebrae in the Sacro Occipital Technique
    (SOT) Category System – Primary Author: Harvey Getzoff, D.C.
  • Resting Pulse Rates in Chiropractic Student Patients
    Versus the General Population – John Hart, D.C., MHSc
  • Thermal Pattern Analysis of Forehead and Mastoid Fossa
    Temperature Differentials Using a Single Probe Thermometer: A Case Study –
    John Hart, D.C., MHSc
  • Improvement in the Quality of Life of a Patient with
    Aicardi Syndrome Undergoing Multiple Forms of Chiropractic Care: A
    Retrospective Case Study – Primary Author: Joseph D. Heinecke
  • Upper Cervical Management of Patient with Low Back Pain,
    Bilateral Leg Numbness and Depression: A Case Presentation – Adam Klassen,
    D.C., Michael Lenarz, D.C., Seattle Upper Cervical Research Institute
  • Reduction of a Lumbar Scoliosis & Improved Cervical
    Curve in a Geriatric Patient Following Network Spinal Analysis™ Care: A
    Case Study – Katie Ray, D.C., Danny Knowles, D.C., and Richelle Knowles,
  • Reduction of Vertebral Subluxations Utilizing Chiropractic
    Biophysics® (CBP®) Protocol with Improvement in Sagittal Alignment as Well
    as Improvement in Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease: A Case Report – Haasseem
  • Please add Matt McCoy
  • Vertebral Subluxation Research: An Agenda to Explore the
    Epidemiology of Vertebral Subluxation and the Clinical Outcomes Related to
    its Management – Matthew McCoy, D.C., MPH
  • Topic TBD – Simon Senzon, M.A., D.C.
  • Conjugate Gaze Visceral Release in Female Chronic Pelvic
    Pain: A Case Study – Primary Author: Vincent L. Perri, D.C., Ph.D.
  • Chiropractic Care and its Effects on a Patient with a
    Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Primary Author: Ryan Pollard; Secondary
    Author: Charles L. Blum, D.C.
  • Chiropractic Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and Cranial
    Treatment Model for Traumatic Brain Injury along with Monitoring and
    Supplementing for Neurotransmitter Balance: A Case Report – Primary
    Author: Esther M. Remeta, D.C.; Secondary Author: Charles L. Blum, D.C.
  • Chiropractic Management of Overuse Syndrome in a Violist –
    Philip R. Schalow, BM, MM, AS, D.C.
  • Review of Four Cases using SOT/CMRT on Equine and Canine –
    Primary Author:  Jean E. Thompson, D.C.;
    Secondary Author: Heidi Bockhold, D.C.
  • The Future of Vertebral Subluxation Research and Public
    Awareness – Steve Tullius, D.C., ACP
  • A Case for Chiropractic Theory as a Viable Instrument of
    Education and Practicing the Chiropractic Paradigm – Jack K. VanDervort, D.C.,
  • Detecting an Atlas Subluxation Through Pulse Oximetry – H
    Charles Woodfield, III, B.S. Pharmacy, D.C.