Recognitions or best practices in marketing, promotions and community involvement among doctors of chiropractic
The practice of Wrendy Marcinek, DC, as the kids say, “has juice” — for real. The health and well-being advocate’s practice, Real Life Chiropractic, includes the SQeZ juice + health bar in Osage Beach, Mo., featuring smoothies, CBD-infused drinks, fresh juices and healthy foods. “I knew body work and chiropractic care played a major role in connecting our mind and body and I wanted to know how this innate power communicated,” she told the Lake Expo news of her journey from a massage therapist to chiropractic to including health foods. “But … I was tired,” said the single mother of two young children “I mean really tired. My ability to keep a good diet and positive mental state was increasingly difficult as time went on. I knew by my second year that I needed to find a different way. I started checking out juice bars in the area to find some way of grabbing something healthy on the go. I was immediately a believer in the power of juice. I couldn’t believe how good I started to feel. I had the energy I was missing and my mental clarity started to improve. This led me to a deeper curiosity in diet and nutrition. I started studying and applying a ketogenic way of eating and my world changed overnight. I felt good, really good despite my crazy schedule and mental workload.” Marcinek says keto and juicing got her through her final two years of chiropractic school, and from there she followed her passion. “I knew I had to follow my heart and do all the things I loved. This is when the idea for SQeZ sparked. A place where people could come together for all their health and wellness needs, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I am excited to see where this new journey takes us all. Change your health story for the better.”
OneHeart in Rapid City, S.D., provides transitional housing and co-locating for a variety of services, from addiction and mental health counseling to life skills and job training, and Solutions Chiropractic hosted a first-ever Summer Kick-Off Barbeque to raise money for local support. “I saw it on the news and these women were talking about helping the whole family, really focusing on kids and how difficult it might be to be homeless when you’re in high school and I couldn’t really wrap my head around that,” said Wendy Iszler, DC, speaking to the Black Hills FOX station. “I don’t even know what that looks like. And I just felt we need to do something about it as a community.” Solutions Chiropractic matched all donations up to $500. “None of us knew her,” said OneHeart Executive Director Charity Doyle. “She saw something on television and was inspired by it. And through talking to some other community stakeholders, just decided to do this. So, we kind of found out secondhand, and it was like, oh my gosh. And that’s when you really know the message is getting out there in really meaningful ways.”
Celebrating 60 years as a chiropractor at his Bourbonnais office in Illinois, Kenneth Pangle, DC, is often asked when he is going to retire. “I’m not retired. People assume when you get old, that you retire,” Pangle told the Daily Journal. “I have no plans to retire, and will keep working as long as I can.” Graduating from Logan College in 1960, to further his career he learned acupuncture in China and studied abroad in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. “In 1972 I was in the very first tour of the Orient when they first opened China up,” he said. “And I’ve been practicing acupuncture since then. It’s very popular and is used in all the hospitals in America. It’s pretty much a standard therapy now.” Pangle said his profession has not changed a lot in 60 years. “It’s the same philosophy and so forth,” he said. “I see people for a lot of physical therapy, nutrition and acupuncture for treatment along with chiropractic manipulation.” In June he was presented the President’s Award from the Illinois Chiropractic Society.
Bill Barrett, DC, of Hugo, Minn., in June was named the 2021 “Hugo Good Neighbor of the Year” for his work in the community, 43 years after opening the Hugo Chiropractic Clinic in the then-small town. “When I first came to Hugo, Hugo had a little tiny city hall that was open 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday,” he told The Citizen. “Marvin LaValle was mayor, and he would ride into town on his tractor, run in to grab the mail or sign something in city hall, and then get back on his tractor.” He decided chiropractic care was his calling at the age of 19 when he injured his lower back while working in construction. Barrett was a member of the Hugo Lions Club for more than 20 years and was one of the founding members of the Hugo Business Association. “I grew up in a large family, and my parents taught us to volunteer, step up, do stuff,” he said. “I know probably 90% of the people who have won this award in the past. They do a lot more than I do. I feel like I’m part of an elite crowd … I’m in good company.”
The “Singing Chiropractor,” Dan Davidson, DC, earned the title of Top Chiropractor in The Roanoker’s Top Docs 2021 poll, but credited his staff at The Back Resort in Salem, Va. “This award is truly an honor as it reflects care from our entire staff, including our team of massage therapists and assistants,” he said. Davidson, known to serenade his patients with health songs such as “Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Have Your Spine in Line!”, studied music with a vocal degree. He has also written more than a dozen inspirational books, is the founder of Artsy Paparazzi photography, and has worked as a professional broadcaster. “It’s a fun way to connect and bring some extra smiles,” he said of his singing, which he also streams online with his Dr. Dan Band. “As a new streaming artist my patients often inspire me with new song ideas!” On his Back Resort podcast he once a month includes an appearance from the “My Happy Ukulele Club” he founded. He gives back to the local community with a local missions organization and is an active member of the Roanoke Valley Alive & Well Coalition board. “He’s even had the honor of winning a Roanoke Wings Festival Clucking Contest, thanks to clucking ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow,’” The Roanoker reported, adding, “A doctor of many talents.”