Dr. Kevin Keyes of Woodlands Family Chiropractic in Shenandoah, Texas, accepted the challenge to support chiropractic research set forth by Dr. James Cox, pioneer of the research-based Cox Technic. Making the first public announcement of his agreement with Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine at the Interdisciplinary Spine Conference 2019 on Spinal Stenosis, Dr. Cox offered to match all funds – up to $100,000 per year – donated to Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine’s Research Department.
“’Spinal manipulation will be controlled by the knowers” once said Scott Haldeman, DC, MD. “I intend for my profession, chiropractic, to be the profession of spinal manipulation ‘knowers’ while acknowledging the challenges proffered by other professions today. The only way to be the leader in spinal manipulation is to do the research, publish the findings, and help the back and neck pain suffering public,” Dr. Cox explained.
Dr. Keyes’ generous $10,000 gift not only is effectively doubled through the matching gift challenge, but has also served as a catalyst for others to join the campaign.
Dr. Keyes has been involved heavily with Cox Technic since he was a chiropractic student at the National College of Chiropractic. The Health Resources and Services Administration granted funds to chiropractic research and National received one of the three grants in the initial granting period. Dr. Keyes was a student teaching assistant with Dr. Ram Gudavalli in the NCC Research Department and participated in preparing cadavers for the biomechanics study into the effects of (Cox) flexion distraction on lumbar spinal elements.
In discussing the Cox Technic Dr. Keyes states, “It all starts for me back in 1995 while working on a study with Dr. Cox in the biomechanics of Cox Technic. The training in the technique gave me the confidence to manage complicated spinal cases. It has been a massive blessing to my community, patients and my practice. I highly recommend adding this technique to your toolbox.”
At the conference and to an emphatic round of applause, Dr. Keyes spoke elegantly of his appreciation for Dr. Cox and the technique he developed as it has allowed him to help so many patients in his career and has inspired so many chiropractors to appreciate the application of science to the art of chiropractic practice. He encouraged 100% participation of his colleagues – no matter how much, $10 or $10,000 or $100,000 – to maximize Dr. Cox’s gift to chiropractic spinal research.
The Research Department at the KUCCM has experience and expertise in research, led by Dr. Ram Gudavalli and Dr. Ralph Kruse (who was one of the 3 treating clinicians alongside Dr. Cox in the study that Dr. Keyes was involved as a student). The KUCCM Research Department has the confidence of Dr. Cox in its ability to design chiropractic research projects that will impact the future of chiropractic physicians as the “knowers” who will control spinal manipulation and help back and neck pain sufferers find an improved quality of life.
Please join Dr. Keyes in maximizing Dr. Cox’s gift by making a tax deductible donation today by following this link or by mail at Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine, Attn: Office of Advancement, 1900 Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309