Serving the Chiropractic profession through research
The Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic (CCR) was created in the fall of 2014 to expand Life University’s commitment to the profession through research. In the CCR, we tell the chiropractic story using the language of research.
The mission of the Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research at Life University is to conduct brain-body neuroplasticity research of clinical relevance to the patients and profession of chiropractic, embodying the core values of the University through excellence in the research process, strategic partnerships and knowledge translation.
To provide a framework for mission focused research, the CCR is developing a Wellbeing and Health Expression Evaluation List (WHEEL). This initiative establishes and evaluates outcome measures that are easily deployable in a clinical setting, while concurrently leveraging research technology to conduct basic science and clinical research that will help provide an understanding of how observed changes are occurring. This approach is designed to help change the healthcare dialogue from a condition-based model to a development of health model, while providing clinicians practical, researched methods for demonstrating changes in their patients over time.
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PAT (Palpation Adjusting Technology)
Life University is yet again leading the way in chiropractic education with PAT (Palpation Adjusting Technology). PAT is an anatomically accurate, technology-based mannequin with the look, feel, size and weight of an average person. PAT allows students to receive immediate, objective feedback about the “where, how hard, how fast and in which direction” part of adjusting to develop these important skills necessary for care of patients.
Life University’s Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research (CCR) has launched a new research video series that provides a quick overview of research that has been published in the chiropractic profession. The articles have been selected and prepared by our Life University research scholarship students. Please navigate through and enjoy the videos.