Mile High Raises Over $50,000.00 for the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
Mile High Raises Over $50,000.00 for the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

Research Achievements Are Highlighted

According to its Facebook page Mile High Chiropractic Philosophy Group is based in Colorado with a world wide vision to Elevate chiropractic and Chiropractors to a new altitude. Mile High is focused on chiropracticc thrival through life changing focus, successful service and sharing the heart of chiropractic philosophy, art and science. Mile High is led by Drs. Danny and Richelle Knowles who have both been at the forefront of keeping chiropractic pure in the state of Colorado for many years.

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At this years event in August, the Drs. Knowles led the charge to raise $50,000.00 for the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS) before the end of the weekend and they accomplished just that and more - raising just over that amount through numerous donations at the President's Level or higher.

According to Christopher Kent DC, JD "The Foundation has done a great deal with what we have been given over the past several years and these donations will help us do even more in the coming year."

Two of the Foundation's leaders presented during Mile High weekend including Christie Kown MS, DC, the Foundation's Executive Director and Curtis Fedorchuk DC who is one of the members of the Foundation's Board of Directors and a prolific chiropractic practitioner/scientist.

Dr. Kwon presented on the importance of research to the present and future of the chiropractic profession and Dr. Fedorchuk presented the results of some of his research on Telomere length, Type 1 Diabetes and their relationship to vertebral subluxation.

Both Dr. Kwon and Fedorchuk challenged the attendees to support research focused on the vertebral subluxation and stressed how important it is to use chiropractic methods and terminology in the research that is done on subluxation.

Dr. Matthew McCoy DC, MPH Vice President of the Foundation remarked "A great deal of research is labeled 'chiropractic' even when it does not involve specific analysis for subluxation and specific adjusting to reduce or correct vertebral subluxation. This is a problem for the future of the profession since spinal manipulative therapy to free up stuck joints is a common domain procedure and not unique to chiropractic."

"The surest way to do away with a culture is to abandon its unique lexicon." Added McCoy.

Dedicated to the Founding Principles & Tenets of the Chiropractic Profession, the mission of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation is to advocate for and advance the founding principles and tenets of the chiropractic profession in the area of vertebral subluxation through research, education, policy and service.

The FVS has a Research Agenda that seeks to validate the profession and position chiropractic as a vitalistic, scientific, evidence-informed clinical practice. The more research, the greater the chance the profession will have of gaining a higher degree of respect, understanding and acceptance in the health care marketplace, the scientific community and among the patients it serves. It is imperative to make these new research advancements available to the public, other health professions, and to legislators in order to promote and to systematically advance the field of subluxation centered chiropractic through the initiation of favorable public health policy.

The Research Agenda focuses on five areas:

  1. Research focused on the description and identification of the various operational models of vertebral subluxation. 
  2. Research focused on the validity and reliability of measures to identify and characterize vertebral subluxation. 
  3. Research on the epidemiology of vertebral subluxation including its incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality. 
  4. Research on clinical strategies for preventing, arresting, reducing and correcting vertebral subluxations. 
  5. Research on health outcomes following management of vertebral subluxation.

The Foundation is a 501 3(c) and as such all donations are tax deductible. You can donate on line or mail in a Donor Form with your check or Credit Card information.

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Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation