The ICA Annual Philosophy Conference

October 8-9, 2021  •  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Matt Alvord, DC, DPhCS

– Doctorate in Chiropractic, Palmer College, IA 1994

– Private Practice at Creation Chiropractic in Minnesota

– Lifetime Member of the International Chiropractic Association

– Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards

Rick Burns, DC, DPhCS, FICA

Lyle Koca, DC, ACP, DPhCS

Dr. Koca is an Honors Graduate of Palmer College. While there, he had an opportunity to intern and later become Head Intern at the famous Troxell Chiropractic Clinic. This offered him an opportunity to work side by side with Dr. Larry Troxell who refined his skills with Dr. Clarence Gonstead. As a result of this experience Dr. Koca attended hundred of hours of Advanced Gonstead Training and was allowed the opportunity to work side by side with many clinically advanced Doctors of Chiropractic.

After establishing Koca Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Koca has remained an active member of the Omaha, NE community by speaking to many groups and organizations, both young and old, contributing to charities and has been chosen as the Best of Omaha on numerous occasions.

Dr. Koca’s peers have twice chosen him as Chiropractor of the Year. He was also awarded the “Passionator” Award, the Doctor who shows the most passion for his profession, and is the founder of EPOC Nebraska, a group dedicated to Elevating and Educating the People of the Community.

Dr. Koca is a member of the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association, The Wellness Champions, Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, Ultimate Achievers Club, Discover Wellness and has been a Chiropractic Coach/Consultant for other successful chiropractors.

Dr. Koca has been married to his wife, Shawn for over twenty-five years; they have a daughter Blaike who is evidence of his vision. When not in the office or traveling for the profession Dr. Koca enjoys spending time with his family.

The body is a self-regulating, self-maintaining organism that is controlled and regulated by the nerve system. If there is an interruption in the nerve system, the body’s ability to function fully is diminished. Every experience you have is through your nerve system. If that interruption occurs the essence of life is diminished. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only health professionals that detect this interruption, called a Vertebral Subluxation Complex. It is our purpose to inspire, promote and celebrate healthy lifestyles by detecting the subluxation and guiding our practice members to a new experience of life.

Jason Louie, DC, SCP, DPhCS

Brad Poock, DC, LCP, DPhCS

Liz Schafer, DC, ACP, DPhCS

Dr. Liz has owned a private practice in Rochester, MN since 2011.  She graduated with a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 2011. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2011.  As a student she was passionate about the philosophy of chiropractic and after completion of 100 hours of postgraduate courses in the study of chiropractic philosophy she was inducted into The Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers in 2011 through Sherman College of Chiropractic.  Dr. Liz furthered her understanding of the Chiropractic Philosophy and finished her Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards through the International Chiropractors Association in 2016.

Dr. Liz is a member of the International Chiropractors Association, the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society and the ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy.

Rob Sinnott, DC, LCP, FPhC, FICA

Dr. Rob Sinnott is a noted Chiropractic speaker in the areas of Chiropractic philosophy, neurology, and clinical practice and has authored numerous works in those areas.  He served as the Chairman of the Council on Chiropractic Philosophy of the International Chiropractors’ Association.  He published the Green Books on CD-ROM in 1997 and since that time, this significant effort has become an acclaimed resource for the Chiropractic profession around the world.  His Sinnott’s—Textbook of Chiropractic Philosophy was published in 2009 and is being used in Chiropractic schools around the world.  The recently published Textbook of Human Adaptability has also begun to be recognized by not only the Chiropractic profession, but from leading researchers across five continents as well.  He graduated with Research Honors from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1989 and in the following twenty-nine years has received many honors and awards for his efforts on behalf of the profession.  Dr. Sinnott has earned the Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers degree in 2000, his Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards (DPhCS) in 2005 and became one of two Fellow of Chiropractic Philosophy recipients in 2010.  He has been involved in designing, teaching and hosting the Chiropractic Philosophy Diplomate (DPhCS) program since its inception.  He began the Adaptability Research Symposium to bring cutting-edge researchers from around the world to address our profession.  With his wife Gail (who does all the work and gets none of the credit), he maintains a private practice in Frankfort, Ill.

Joe Stevens, DC, ACP, DPhCS

Dr. Joe Stevens graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Northwestern Health Sciences University and graduated in the 2011 class of Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers from Sherman College of Chiropractic. In addition, Dr. Stevens holds additional Diplomates in Gonstead Technique of Chiropractic through the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society (2015) and in Chiropractic Philosophy through the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) (2016).

Currently, Dr. Stevens serves as the Board Chair for the Council on Chiropractic Philosophy, is a Gonstead technique instructor with the Gonstead Methodology Institute and maintains a private practice at Stevens Chiropractic.

Sean Walker, DC

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