— Keiser University’s College of Chiropractic Medicine (KUCCM) would like to sincerely thank Dr. Kevin Keyes of Woodlands Family Chiropractic in Shenandoah, Texas, for accepting the challenge to support chiropractic research set forth by Dr. James Cox, pioneer of the research-based Cox Technic. Making the first public announcement of his agreement with KUCCM, Dr. Cox offered to match all funds up to $100,000 per year donated to the Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine’s Research Department.
“Spinal manipulation will be controlled by the knowers,” once said Scott Haldeman, DC, MD. “I intend for my profession, chiropractic, to be the profession of spinal manipulation ‘knowers’ while acknowledging the challenges proffered by other professions today. The only way to be the leader in spinal manipulation is to do the research, publish the findings, and help the back and neck pain suffering public,” Dr. Cox explained.
Dr. Keyes’ generous $10,000 gift is not only effectively doubled through the matching gift challenge, but it has also served as a catalyst for others to join the campaign.
Dr. Keyes has been involved heavily with Cox Technic since he was a chiropractic student at the National College of Chiropractic (NCC), now the National University of Health Sciences. The Health Resources and Services Administration granted funds to chiropractic research with NCC receiving one of the three grants. At the time, Dr. Keyes was a student teaching assistant in the NCC Research Department and participated in biomechanics studies into the effects of (Cox) flexion distraction on lumbar spinal elements.
In discussing the Cox Technic, Dr. Keyes states, “It all starts for me back in 1995 while working on a study with Dr. Cox in the biomechanics of Cox Technic. The training in the technique gave me the confidence to manage complicated spinal cases. It has been a massive blessing to my community, patients and my practice. I highly recommend adding this technique to your toolbox.”
At the recent 2019 Interdisciplinary Spine Conference, Dr. Keyes spoke elegantly of his appreciation for Dr. Cox and the technique he developed which have allowed him to help many patients in his career and has inspired many chiropractors to appreciate the application of science to the art of chiropractic practice. He encouraged 100% participation of his colleagues – no matter how much, $10 or $10,000 or $100,000 – to maximize Dr. Cox’s gift to chiropractic spinal research.
The Research Department at the KUCCM has experience and expertise in study, led by Dr. Ram Gudavalli and Dr. Ralph Kruse, who was one of the three treating clinicians alongside Dr. Cox in the study that Dr. Keyes was involved in as a student. The KUCCM Research Department has the confidence of Dr. Cox in its ability to design chiropractic research projects that will impact the future of chiropractic physicians as the “knowers” who will control spinal manipulation and help back, and neck, pain sufferers find an improved quality of life.
Please join Dr. Keyes in maximizing Dr. Cox’s gift by making a tax deductible donation today by following this link https://forms.keiseruniversity.edu/kuccm-matching-funds-challenge/ or by mail to Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine, Attn: Office of Advancement, 1900 Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
About Keiser University
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 3,800 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites.
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu
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