List of people in chiropractic

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This is a list of people in the chiropractic profession, comprising chiropractors and other people who have been notably connected with the profession. Many are important to the development or practice of chiropractic; they do not necessarily have DC degrees.





  • Irving Dardik, MD: As Chairman of the US Olympic Sports Medicine Committee in 1979, he arranged for the first DC to go to the Olympic Games as an official Team Doctor.[6]



  • Henri Gillet, DC: practiced in Belgium and developed the Motion Palpation technique of chiropractic in response to the Belgium government making it illegal for chiropractors to take x-rays.[10]

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  • Clarence Gonstead, DC: expanded upon BJ Palmer's early 1920 ideas for chiropractic practice which later bore his name. The Gonstead Technique is a full spine evaluation and correction system. Its success as a name-brand technique largely occurred because it helped reorient Palmer School of Chiropractic (PSC) to full spine care after the death of BJ Palmer. Beginning in the 1930s PSC, the largest chiropractic school, taught the ideological and clinically restrictive HIO technique. In 1964 Dr. Gonstead opened the largest private chiropractic clinic to date in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. His 29,000-square-foot (2,700 m2) building included 11 adjusting rooms, a waiting room that sat up to 100 patients, a complete chemistry lab, research facilities, and seminar rooms. Next to his clinic a 78 room full-service motel was built for out of town patients.


  • Scott Haldeman, MD, DC, PhD: chief editor of the textbook "Principles and Practice of Chiropractic". Chairman of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic. Together with Dr David Cassidy, performed an extensive study of chiropractic cervical adjustments and stroke, and proved that the incidence of stroke in DC practice is equal to incident in medical practice.[29]


  • Fred Illi, a Swiss chiropractor who was one of the most prominent pioneer chiropractic researchers of the first half of the 20th century, developing theories on the role of spinal biomechanics in the human body. He also worked along Joseph Janse at National College in Chicago.[32]



  • Joseph C. Keating, Jr., PhD: (1950–2007) was trained as a clinical psychologist who spent the majority of his life teaching and researching the chiropractic profession. He is best known for his published works as a historian of chiropractic.[33]
  • W. Kirkaldy-Willis, MD: invited chiropractic doctor residents to be trained at the Canadian hospital he worked at.[34]


  • Hugh B. Logan, DC: founded a chiropractic technique (Logan Basic Technique) based on the theory that continuous pressure on a pelvic ligament with deep sensory reflex adjusts a spinal segment. Was also the founder and first president of the Logan College of Chiropractic.[citation needed]


  • Jean-Pierre Meersseman, DC: described the functional relationship between the stomatognasthic system (bite) and spinal postural reflexes. Medical director of AC Milan football club. Developer of Milan Lab.




  • B.J. Palmer, DC: son of D.D. Palmer, B.J. developed chiropractic as a businessman the way his father could not . Dr. B.J. Palmer launched his career by assuming the responsibility of the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1904. His contributions included research, improved methods of spinal adjustment and analysis, higher standards for chiropractic education, and increased appreciation for chiropractic worldwide. B.J. progressed chiropractic on many fronts by overcoming legal and legislative obstacles to the licensing of chiropractors and financial challenges to the school. He was often the center of controversy, but well before his death in 1961, chiropractic had secured a place among the health sciences.
  • D.D. Palmer, DC: the founder of what we currently think of as chiropractic during the end of the 19th century. D.D. reasoned that the body had a natural healing power using information transmitted through the nervous system. In Palmer’s view, if a single organ was not functioning properly, it must not be receiving proper nervous input. This led him to presume that the lack of nervous input was due to spinal misalignment, or vertebral subluxation, and therefore adjusting the vertebrae into proper alignment would correct this problem. D.D. performed his first adjustments in 1895, famously relieving one man of deafness and another individual of heart trouble. He made arrangements to train others in the application of chiropractic principles, founding the Palmer Infirmary and Cure in 1897, leading to the Palmer School of Chiropractic.
  • David D. Palmer, DC: the grandson of chiropractic's founder, assumed the presidency of Palmer School in 1961. An initial step toward accreditation was to change the name of the Palmer School of Chiropractic to Palmer College of Chiropractic. He then modernized the campus by renovating classrooms and installing modern teaching aids. Two other key contributions David made were establishing a non-profit status for Palmer College and organizing the Palmer College of Chiropractic International Alumni Association. After Dr. David's death in 1978, the College received accreditation from the Council on Chiropractic Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Mabel Heath Palmer, DC: the first woman in Chiropractic, she was a guiding influence in B.J. Palmer's life as his wife, and became a doctor of chiropractic in 1905. A recognized authority on anatomy, and an instructor at the school for more than 30 years, Mabel Palmer was a close and valued adviser to her husband in all phases of the chiropractic profession.[35]






  • Walter Wardwell, PhD: (1917–2005), sociologist and historian. Known for his lifelong interest and research in chiropractic, he wrote a definitive history of the profession, "Chiropractic: History and Evolution of a New Profession", and numerous articles on chiropractic, including "Social Factors in the Survival of Chiropractic: A Comparative View." He also wrote about where the chiropractic profession was headed.[46]
  • Clarence Weiant, DC, PhD: the first DC to also have a PhD (in anthropology). Worked at the Chiropractic Institute of New York (CINY), and published scientifically valid research promoting chiropractic, making him one of chiropractic's most important (and eloquent) spokesmen.[47]



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