Woodburn chiropractor completes prestigious postgraduate program
While Oregonians have been self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic this year, Woodburn chiropractor Dr. Daniel Miller has been using the time to add to his resume.
Miller, who celebrated his 26th year of practicing in Woodburn in 2020, has earned the prestigious status of Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner (CCWP) — one of a select group of doctors of chiropractic to successfully complete the comprehensive postgraduate educational program.
The status was awarded to Miller by the International Chiropractors Association's Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science on Sept. 30.
"The CCWP certification gives practitioners practical research- and science-based data in a growing field that is increasingly relevant because it addresses important health issues in a context where chiropractors already do excel," said ICA President George B. Curry, D.C. "Those who complete the curriculum build an intensified understanding of the founding philosophic and scientific principles of chiropractic.
"They are also uniquely equipped to fill an important lifestyle and public health gap in their communities by becoming a sound, authoritative source of evidence-based wellness lifestyle choices and living strategies."
According to a press release, the wellness certification program offers an extensive post-graduate curriculum of pertinent wellness lifestyle science and clinical research, patient care approaches, as well as methods to maximize the clinical effectiveness of chiropractic care in the wellness paradigm.
The program includes evidence-based information in nutrition and natural health, wellness-directed physical fitness and spinal hygiene and state of mind and emotional health, as well as effective insights for generating and supporting wellness lifestyle changes. Doctors also learn advanced approaches to patient wellness assessment, clinical case management strategies for optimal wellness and recent research findings on clinically relevant lifestyle choices.
Miller has been practicing at Northwood Health Center in Woodburn since 1994 and went on to purchase the clinic in 2016. Northwood Health Center was recently named Business of the Year by the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce in the 69th annual Distinguished Service Alma Awards.
"(Miller) believes in a holistic approach to a healthy community and never seeks recognition for his willingness to show up, step up and give back to Woodburn," Chamber president Stephanie Wells said at the DSAA ceremony held via Facebook Live on Oct. 9.
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