February 21, 2012
Interns and clinic doctors at Sherman College of Chiropractic recently showed their appreciation for health center patients, offering more than 120 free chiropractic visits during “Sweetheart’s Day” on February 14. The college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center also raised money for Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center.
During Sweetheart’s Day, current clinic patients were offered a free visit, and many took advantage of the offer, resulting in a busy day for interns and supervising faculty. “We wanted to celebrate current patients and show them how thankful we are that they trust the Sherman Health Center for their chiropractic care,” said Dean of Clinics Keith Henry, D.C. “Valentine’s Day was a great fit for showing our appreciation.”
The college took further advantage of the February 14 date by participating in an annual “Have a Heart” campaign, accepting donations for Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center. Oklahaven, a nonprofit organization in Oklahoma City, OK, specializes in providing chiropractic care for mentally and physically challenged children. The center has had high success rates with children with such disorders as cerebral palsy, autism, sensory related disorders such as ADD/ADHD), colic, asthma, ear infections, juvenile arthritis, and paralysis. Oklahaven has been helping children since 1962 and does not receive any government assistance.
The Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center is a teaching clinic for students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns, under direct supervision of licensed faculty chiropractors, provide quality and affordable chiropractic care to Upstate South Carolina residents through approximately 20,000 visits to the health center each year.
The facility serves as the hands-on learning site for the college’s chiropractic interns while also providing them with the experience essential to developing their clinical competence and creating a successful chiropractic practice after graduation. In addition, interns and faculty participate in spinal checks and health talks at community events throughout the year.
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.
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