National University student Jake LaVere, who is in the 9th trimester of the DC program in Florida, recently presented a research poster at the ACA Sports Council Symposium in New Jersey, September 29-30. The event was held in conjunction with the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS).
Jake, a founding member of the NUHS Sports Council in Florida, was accompanied at the event by students Drew Finnegan and Kyle Steineman, and faculty members Dr. Carlo Guadagno and Dr. Jennifer Illes. Dr. Illes was also a speaker at the event, addressing the topic, “Can Mouthguards Boost Sports Performance?”
Jake was among 11 students from chiropractic schools across the country invited to present their poster at the event. Jake’s poster offered a proposed study to diminish the likelihood of injury during CrossFit programs by decreasing baseline asymmetries and imbalances. His theory explored how fatigue can exponentially enhance asymmetry and imbalances that are already present when an athlete is at rest. He received guidance on the project from his instructors Dr. Guadagno, Dr. Mabel Chang and Dr. Mohsen Radpasand.
While at the symposium, the NUHS students were able to attend seminars and workshops taught by leading chiropractic physicians in sports medicine, and network with veteran DCs with established sports medicine careers.
NUHS is proud of its many DC students who are active in research projects, and works to promote participation in research among all of its students, faculty and alumni.