John Downes, D.C. Dean – Life University College of Chiropractic Private Practice Marietta, Georgia
Dr. Downes is currently the Dean of the College of Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Active in the area of chiropractic and athletics, Dr. Downes has also served as the Director of Sports Chiropractic at Life University since 1998. He has served as an Olympic Team Chiropractor (Costa Rica 1996 / 2000) and team chiropractor for the Central American and National Games (Costa Rica 1997-2001), the Pan American Games (Guatemala 1998) and the Georgia Force Arena Football in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Downes is a Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association and is a Board member of The United States Sports Chiropractic Federation and the Council on Extremity Adjusting. He is a member of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic, the Federation of International Sports Chiropractic and the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators. Dr. Downes serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and Today’s Chiropractic.
Joel Miller, D.C., F.I.C.P.A. Chiropractic Pediatrics Private Practitioner
Dr. Joel Miller is a 1983 cum laude graduate from Life University and was awarded the Clinical Excellence award for his outstanding achievements during his internship there. He has been in private practice in Michigan, Georgia and for the past 18 years, Florida. He was the lead professor in Pediatric Adjusting and Associate Professor in Pediatric Clinical Assessment at Life University from 1998 – 2000. He is a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is co- author and lead instructor of a 120 hour pediatric certification course where he served as the Director of Pediatric Clinical Education. Dr. Miller is a member of the International Chiropractors’ Association, and the ICA’s council on Fitness and Sports Health Science. He is a Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and a founding member of the ICA’s Council on Pediatrics. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Chiropediatric Leadership award in March 2002. Dr. Miller has served as the chiropractor for many teams in SW Florida including "Pop" Warner, High School, College, the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. He is a black belt instructor and coached the Jr. Olympic Tae Kwon Do National Championships. He is certified through the ISSA as a Youth Fitness Trainer and a Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning and has received Black Belt certification through Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Miller has authored numerous papers published in popular chiropractic literature and is an international lecturer on Chiropractic Pediatrics and youth sports. Dr. Miller serves on several college’s post-graduate faculty.
_________________________________________________________ Council on Chiropractic Practice Clinical Practice Guideline Number 1 Vertebral Subluxation in Chiropractic Practice – 2003 Update & Revision