Annual Super Conference on Chiropractic & Pediatrics

December 6-8, 2019  •  Loews Hotel, Nashville, TN

Sherry McAllister, DC, MS (Ed), CCSP

Sherry McAllister, DC, M.S. (Ed) CCSP, serves as the Executive Vice President for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the national not-for- profit organization creating positive press for Chiropractic.

Dr. McAllister earned her Masters in Education from the University of California East Bay and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, where she served as an Associate Professor. Recently appointed to Forbes Non-Profit Council.

She is a frequent guest speaker for National conventions, Corporate Wellness Programs, as well as Business and Healthcare Alliances.

Dr. McAllister has served as a Qualified Medical Examiner, Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, and has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.

Tracy Barnes, DC, DICCP, CKTI

Dr. Tracy Barnes is a 1992 graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College West and completed her DICCP in 1996. She maintains a full-time family practice in Louisville, KY; teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Advanced Massage Therapeutics and travels extensively teaching the Kinesio Taping Method. She’s taught for the ICA Pediatric Council on a variety of topics including Adolescent Health Care and Advanced Case Management. She’s passionate about her volunteer work for kids with cancer and their families which she’s done for over 25 years. She’s also a Board member for the Friends of Prospect Parks and the River City Paddlesports. In June she captained a 30-ft Voyager canoe on the Ohio River for over 200 miles in nine days and helped to create a digital guide to the Ohio River Recreation Trail.

Stephanie O’Neill- Bhogal, DC, DICCP

Stephanie O’Neill Bhogal DC, DICCP did her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and received her DC degree from Palmer College in Davenport, IA in 2002. She completed her Pediatrics residency at Palmer College in 2005 when she also received her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP). After teaching at Palmer College (Davenport, IA) for 15 years, Dr. O’Neill recently relocated to the bay area and is a Professor at Life West serving as a faculty clinician in the Life West Health Center. With 17 years of professional experience, both teaching and in private practice, her focus is on routine and complex pediatric and pregnancy care. Always encouraging students interested in looking after women and children to continue their education with postgraduate studies in pediatrics, Dr. O’Neill also teaches in the ICA Pediatric Council’s DICCP program and presents regularly at national and international conferences. Dr. O’Neill travels abroad frequently to underdeveloped countries with Peak Potential Outreach, a non-profit foundation she and her husband founded to provide healthcare to underserved countries around the world.

Sharon Vallone, DC, DICCP, FICCP

Dr. Sharon A. Vallone is a graduate of Rutgers University (AB Microbiology 1978) and New York Chiropractic College (1986). She completed her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 1996 through Palmer College and received her appointment as Fellow in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2003.   Dr. Vallone has a private practice limited to high risk pregnancies and challenged children in Connecticut and is currently the Chair of the Board of Kentuckiana Children’s Center in Louisville, KY and past Vice Chair of the International Chiropractic Association’s Council Pediatric Council. She is an international speaker, author, and editor of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. Sharon brings 33+ years of pediatric chiropractic experience with a primary interest in pregnancy, birth trauma, breastfeeding and problems with infant /toddler neurodevelopment.

Ramneek S. Bhogal, DC, DABCI

Since graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2002, Dr. Bhogal has been active in both education and private practice. He currently holds the rank of Professor and is the current Chair of Technique at Life Chiropractic College West. His diverse academic and curricular focus revolves around Upper Cervical technique (Toggle Recoil), Subluxation Analysis, and neuromuscular skeletal diagnosis. Dr. Bhogal is extremely active with student leadership organizations and is well recognized for his excellence in educational instruction. His focus in practice is complex case management with an emphasis on educating the patient on “thoughts, traumas, and toxins”. He works, in large part, with patients who are frustrated with ‘complex diagnoses’ and empowers them to heal with chiropractic and with placing a powerful emphasis on wellness and lifestyle management.

Dr. Bhogal is published in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics having researched the use of force transducers to measure Toggle Recoil type thrusts. He also was published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics for his work with the Gut-Brain Axis and Autism related disorders in children. He is a peer reviewer for subluxation based chiropractic journals and often speaks at conferences and symposia promoting and celebrating the art, science, and philosophy of our great profession.

In 2010 he and his wife established Peak Potential Outreach, an international non-profit organization committed to bringing healthcare to the globally underprivileged. In collaboration with Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, they lead chiro-centric health care teams to underserved populations around the world. In his spare time, he enjoys working on cars and traveling.

Meghan Van Loon, PT, DC, DICCP

Meghan Van Loon has been in private practice for 28 years. She received her DICCP in 2000 and has been specializing in pediatric and maternity care since that time. Meghan taught the pediatric-related courses in the curriculum at New York Chiropractic College for 19 years and enjoyed assisting students in broadening their view of what Chiropractic is. She also taught the pregnancy modules in the Diplomate program for several years and has taught at various pediatric conferences.

Allison Carlson, DC, CCEP

Dr. Allison Carlson is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) from the Council on Extremity Adjusting. She is excited to bring this specialty to the area, as she is one of only 900 chiropractors in the world with this certification. Her goal is to serve, educate and empower the families in our community.

The Council on Extremity Adjusting recognizes that treatment of the whole body requires synchrony between the nervous system and the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain. Subluxations of any joint have both neurological and mechanical components.

Dr. Carlson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from one of the top 25 Health Science universities in the country, Iowa State University. She’s had extensive education from the leading chiropractic learning institution in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic, as well as post-graduate certification from the Council on Extremity Adjusting – C.E.A.

C.E.A. certification allows Dr. Carlson to successfully manage and coordinate structural and functional rehabilitation, sports injuries, extremity problems, migraine headaches, pre and post-surgery cases, ADD, chronic sinus and ear infections, and elite-level athletic injury prevention and optimization.

Dr. Carlson is one of only 18 chiropractors in the State of Iowa that is certified to treat extremity conditions and has been given the honor of teaching certification classes in extremity rehabilitation to future DC’s around the world. In the summer of 2010, Dr. Carlson received a certification in Functional Movement Screening and Assessment. This is a great accomplishment as it bridges the gap between the medical community (MD, PT, ATC) and the chiropractic community (DC’s).

Because of her sincere feelings of commitment and compassion for her patients and her belief in the importance of Chiropractic in their lives, Dr. Carlson pledges her loyalty and devotion to the continued education and treatment of those who depend on her and to those who have not yet learned the many benefits of Chiropractic care.

Dr. Carlson currently lives in West Des Moines with her husband and four children.  She is an accomplished triathlete and marathon runner. She has a goal of completing 50 races in all 50 states!

Heather Bowyer, DC, CCSP

Heather L. Bowyer, DC, CCSP®, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus in 2006. In 2010, she received her Certification as a Chiropractic Sports Physician from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians©. Dr. Bowyer worked as a faculty clinician at Palmer’s Florida Campus for several years before advancing to her current position as Director of Community Clinics.

Sonia Morin, DC, DICCP

Sonia Morin, chiropractor, received her DC degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport in February 1994. She obtained her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) in 1998. Dr Morin has been in private practice in Québec, Canada for more than 25 years. She’s also been teaching at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) since 1996. The courses taught includes pediatrics for more than 14 years., obstetrics, clinical exams, orthopedics, emergency care and chiropractic techniques which include some pediatric technique. She also taught different modules in ICA Pediatric Council DICCP program and the continuing education in Québec from The Ordre des Chiropraticiens du Québec. Dr Morin also participated in a practitioner’s guide to understanding whiplash associated disorders published by the Canadian Chiropractic Association writing the chapter on the pediatric population.