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Researchers Active at Cleveland Chiropractic College

Dr. Mark Pfefer - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Kansas City, Mo.-- Dr. Mark Pfefer, research director at Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City, co-authored a chapter in a new text published by the American College of Sports Medicine. The chapter, titled "Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain," is found in the text Guidelines for Exercise Physiology. Pfefer is a 1988 CCCKC graduate, and his co-author, Dr. Kent Freeman, graduated in 1989.

Pfefer also was selected to give a platform presentation at the recent Association of Chiropractic Colleges / Chiropractic Research Agenda Conference in New Orleans. The presentation, "Kinematic Analysis of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation: A Comparison Between Experienced and In-training Providers," was prepared by Pfefer in collaboration with Carole Zebas, PED, professor in the department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Kansas, and Dr. Ruth Sandefur, CCCKC dean of instruction and a 1968 graduate.

"You could conclude from this study that we are doing a very good job in teaching hands-on adjusting techniques," Pfefer said. This presentation was also published in the Spring 2002 edition of the Journal of Chiropractic Education.

Members of the CCCKC research department including Pfefer, Dr. Teresa Febbo (1990 CCCKC graduate) and Chris Meseke-Wren, PhD, in collaboration with field doctors Roger Morrison and Robert Riley (2001 CCCKC graduate), presented a poster at the recent ACC/RAC conference titled "Superior Atlantic Facet Convergence Angle Asymmetry as Determined by Submentovertex Radiography." This project confirms the prevalence of asymmetry in the upper cervical region and the potential clinical significance for many patients, Pfefer said.

Founded in 1922 by the Cleveland family, Cleveland Chiropractic College is recognized as a major chiropractic institution, holding both specialized and regional accreditation. The Cleveland postgraduate programs attract doctors from around the globe for educational seminars. Led by Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III as president, a fourth generation doctor of chiropractic and grandson of the college founders, Cleveland Chiropractic College is an independent, not-for-profit multi-campus institution of higher education with a mission focused on education, scholarship and service. The college maintains campuses in Kansas City and Los Angeles.

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