According to Tracy McHugh, Vice President for Administrative Services, among the ways that National University alumni give back to their alma mater is sharing their experience with current students as Alumni Ambassadors. One of those Ambassadors, Vincent Roberts, DC, ’98 (on the right in photo), contacted President Joseph Stiefel to offer his services, resulting in a presentation hosted by Student Success, the Florida Sports Rehab Club and the Illinois Sigma Phi Kappa fraternity titled “Spine Related Disorders – What is the Chiropractic Physician’s Role?”
The interactive session included students from the NUHS ̶ Florida site via videoconference. Dr. Roberts, who is in private practice at Evanston Spine & Rehab, provided students with insights about chiropractic pathways as they relate to rehabilitation, therapy and evaluation. Noting that spine related disorders are the number one cause of disabilities worldwide, Dr. Roberts indicated that “every patient has a unique experience with spinal pain.” He continued, “We must be aware of that experience in order to find solutions.” He also discussed psychosocial factors that physicians must consider, such as personality or psychological disorders, fear and avoidance behaviors, work status and cultural influences.
“Alumni are a valuable resource for any university, and National’s alumni prove that over and over again by either providing their time and knowledge or referring future students,” Dr. Stiefel shared. “We are extremely pleased that Dr. Roberts is able to give so much of his time and experience.” Dr. Roberts said that speaking to the students was a great stepping stone to giving back to the university.