Christopher Kent DC, JD Honored for Dedication to Chiropractic Education
The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation has honored Christopher Kent DC, JD for his outstanding dedication to the improvement of chiropractic education and for his career long devotion to ensuring that the concept of vertebral subluxation remains the centerpiece of chiropractic education.
Dr. Kent is the President of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation and is a Professor and Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC.
Dr. Kent’s passion for facilitating human empowerment led him to the chiropractic profession, where he has served as a practitioner, educator, author, lecturer, and researcher following his graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, in 1973.
Following graduation, Dr. Kent joined the Palmer faculty. While at Palmer, he was elected president of the faculty senate and worked as a principal investigator in the research department. Dr. Kent left Davenport and moved to Florida to practice full-time. He qualified as a specialist in chiropractic diagnostic imaging, was named a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Imaging, and completed visiting fellowship programs in magnetic resonance imaging. He also served as an associate professor at Palmer-West in California.
Acknowledged as one of the brightest minds in chiropractic, Dr. Kent returned to New Jersey in 1990 to continue the in-depth research on surface EMG that he had started several years earlier.
His vision was to develop technologies that would objectively demonstrate manifestations of nerve interference and ultimately provide certainty for chiropractors and their patients. Along the way, Dr. Kent was recognized as “Chiropractic Researcher of the Year” in 1991 by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). He was also named ICA’s “Chiropractor of the Year” in 1998.
In June 2001, Dr. Kent was elected Chair of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Health Committee, the first chiropractor to hold that office. The NGO Health Committee is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
He served as a member of the Executive Board of the UN Health Committee from 2000-2007. Dr. Kent also served as a Representative to the Department of Public Information affiliated with the United Nations from 1999-2008.
In 2007, Dr. Kent was honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by Life University. He is a co-founder of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, Co-Founder of On Purpose, Founder of Advanced Subluxation Training, Founder of ChiroStrokeMyth, and the author of Chiropractic Insights. He is the author of over 38 peer reviewed scientific research papers, three books and four book chapters and over 100 articles in chiropractic trade publications. For over 35 years, Dr. Kent has been committed to developing improved clinical strategies, and securing the future of chiropractic. An attorney as well as a chiropractor, Dr. Kent is a member of the California bar. Dr. Kent’s ability to integrate the philosophy and science of chiropractic is legendary.