Chiropractical Podcast - Let's Talk Sports

We're Talking About Sports

Episode 10: Dr. Kelley Humphries leads a conversation on the topic of “sports chiropractic."

Join the Chiropractical team as we talk with Dr. Kelley Humphries about a DC's role in athletics, including topics like:

  • Sports chiropractic is more than being on the sidelines at the big game. What is it?
  • The role a team chiropractor plays, whether it's for a pro team or student athletes.
  • How a chiropractor can truly be part of the team and succeed in that environment.

Ask NCMIC Segment

In the Ask NCMIC segment, Mike Whitmer talks to Kathy Everett about some common issues with electronic health records.

Our Guests

Dr. Kelley Humphries

Dr. Kelley Humphries earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-Medical from Texas Woman’s University in 2007 where she played four years of college basketball. She earned her Masters of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Adapted Physical Education and Sport from Texas Woman’s University in 2008 and her Masters of Science in Human Performance and Exercise from the University of Houston Clearlake in 2014. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College in 2014. Dr. Humphries is a licensed paramedic in the State of Texas and has specialty certifications, including Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). She has also acquired her Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) recognition.

Kathy Everitt

Senior Risk Management Consultant at Professional Solutions

Our Hosts

Chick Herbert

Chick is Sr. Vice President of Enterprise Organizational Development. Chick has nearly 30 years of experience as an executive business leader, independent consultant, speaker and executive coach. He is the co-author of “It Begs the Question – Learn How the Best Managers Drive Performance Through Question-Centric Coaching.” Chick is a past board chair for Special Olympics Iowa and was recognized as the 2013 statewide volunteer of the year. He recently accepted a leadership role with Iowa Women Lead Change. Chick and his wife have three adult sons.

Melissa Knutson

Melissa is Sr. Vice President – Insurance Operations. She’s been with NCMIC since January 2004. As an active part of the Greater Des Moines community, Melissa volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, United Way’s Grad Walk, and Meals from the Heartland, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for EveryStep. She is the founder of Give Grace Give Hope, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to addressing period poverty in Central Iowa by providing menstrual products to local schools and nonprofits. Melissa and her husband have three daughters.

Mike Whitmer

Mike Whitmer, Vice President of NCMIC's Chiropractic Insurance Programs, has more than 25 years' experience in the business world to share with D.C.s who are starting their chiropractic careers. By day, Mike leads the corporate relations team at NCMIC Group, Inc., teaching at chiropractic colleges about business practices and risk management, and attending trade shows and homecoming events. Mike is also the cofounder of a property management company and a restoration firm that have provided his "real world" experience on writing business plans and dealing with small business finance and operations. He is the board president of Children’s Cancer Connection, and on the board and executive committee of the National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter.

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