Dose of Reality

This will be a live virtual event offered during The National - Virtual Event

This course will offer a greater understanding of the current scope of the opioid epidemic, the elements that have contributed to it, as well as the research showing the efficacy of nonpharmacological solutions to manage pain. The presenters will discuss what steps need to be taken in order to prevent opioids from dominating pain management in the future. In addition, attendees will learn what action items can be done within communities for non-pharmacological options to further infiltrate the mainstream of pain management.

Target Audience

Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant

Learning Objectives

  • Define how to position non-pharmacological options as a first choice for pain management
  • Review and understand the current research in support of concordant guidelines
  • Recognize the effects of the pandemic on the epidemic, and outline a solid plan that can help to prevent a continuation of the opioid epidemic moving forward
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 Risk Management (RM) credit
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Kent Greenawalt, Chairman, CEO

Kent S. Greenawalt, the Chairman and CEO of Foot Levelers, has made a significant impact on the chiropractic profession throughout his life. He has helped revolutionize the way chiropractors treat patients by developing and patenting many healthcare products and has long been a dedicated supporter of the profession through his generosity.

In addition to his leadership at Foot Levelers, Kent is a committed supporter of chiropractic education, as evidenced by the numerous grants, research studies, donations, and scholarships awarded.

Kent’s numerous awards from various colleges include an Honorary Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College and Lifetime Philanthropy Award from Parker College of Chiropractic.

Both Kent and his father, Foot Levelers founder Dr. Monte Greenawalt, were named Fellows of the American College of Chiropractic, as well as Fellows in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic, in recognition of their outstanding service to the chiropractic profession.

Kent is the recipient of several awards from chiropractic leaders, including the American Chiropractic Association’s Humanitarian of the Year award, the highest honor the organization can award to a non-chiropractor. The ACA also bestowed its President’s Award upon him for the invaluable educational and fundraising work he has done on behalf of the chiropractic profession.

Sherry McAllister, DC, MS (Ed), CCSP

Sherry McAllister, DC, M.S. (Ed) CCSP, serves as the President for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the national not-for- profit organization showcasing the benefits of chiropractic care across multiple platforms.

Dr. McAllister earned her Master’s in Education from the University of California East Bay and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, where she served as an Associate Professor. Recently appointed to Forbes Non-Profit Council. 

She is a frequent guest speaker for National conventions, Corporate Wellness Programs, as well as Business and Healthcare Alliances. 

Dr. McAllister has served as a Qualified Medical Examiner, Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, and has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.

John P. Rosa, DC

Dr. John Rosa owns and supervises Accessible Beltway Clinics, which is comprised of 17 clinics in Maryland and Virginia that sees over 60,000 patient visits per year. ABC Clinics combine medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and behavioral medicine to give a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to pain syndromes and musculoskeletal disorders. Active in sports medicine with consulting/treating college, professional and Olympic athletes. Founder of Accessible Wellness Solutions – an onsite corporate wellness program offering consulting, lectures and management of onsite clinics.


Ashley Moody

Attorney General Ashley Moody, a fifth generation Floridian, was born and raised in Plant City, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting and law degree. She later attended Stetson University College of Law earning a Master of Law in International Law.

Attorney General Moody began her legal career with the law firm of Holland & Knight where she practiced commercial litigation. In her spare time, she volunteered assisting domestic violence victims seeking protection in court.

She subsequently joined the United States Attorney’s Office prosecuting drug, firearm, and fraud offenses. While a federal prosecutor, General Moody was commended by the DEA for prosecutorial excellence and outstanding initiative in drug law enforcement. She was also recognized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for her lead of “Operation Round-Up,” a targeted prosecution of violent and repeat offenders.

In 2006, at the age of thirty-one, Attorney General Moody became the youngest judge in Florida when she was elected Circuit Court Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County. As a judge, she founded the Attorney Ad Litem program recruiting volunteer attorneys to stand in the place of parents who did not appear in court with their children. She also developed a mentoring program for at-risk children within the juvenile delinquency system.

Attorney General Moody served as an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law and on the judicial faculty for Florida’s New Judges College, Advanced Judicial Studies, and the Circuit Judges Conference. She was a frequent lecturer on crime and justice as well as best practices for Florida attorneys. In 2015, Attorney General Moody was recognized by the National Legal Services Corporation for her significant contributions to pro bono legal service and was awarded the Florida Supreme Court’s Distinguished Judicial Service Award.

On January 8, 2019, Attorney General Moody became Florida’s 38th Attorney General. Since taking office as Attorney General, Moody has been recognized as a leader having served as a Commissioner on the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, as Chair of Florida’s Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse and continues to serve as Chair of Florida’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking.

Attorney General Moody and her husband, Justin, a federal law enforcement agent, have two sons, Brandon, and Connor.

James M. Whedon, DC

Jim Whedon is Director of Health Services Research at Southern California University of Health Sciences and Adjunct Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). He holds a DC degree from Logan College and an MS from Dartmouth College. He was trained in Health Services Research at TDI under an NIH-funded research career development grant. He has authored more than 45 peer reviewed publications. He is a charter member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, and a recipient of the Jerome F. McAndrews DC Memorial Research Fund Award from NCMIC Foundation. Dr. Whedon’s research interests include Medicare policy regarding integrative healthcare, assessing the value of integrative healthcare, exploring non-pharmacologic alternatives to opioid medications, and evaluating patient access to integrative healthcare services.

Fabrizio Mancini, DC, FICC, FACC

Dr. Fab Mancini is America’s #1 healthy living media expert, mentor to millionaires, hay house’s international best-selling author of the “Power of Self-Healing” and host of his TV series “Thriving in the New Normal”, popular radio show “Self-Healing with Dr. Fab” and podcast “The Fab Life”.

Dr. Fab is also the best-selling author of “Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul”, an internationally acclaimed educator, consultant, business leader, speaker, world renowned chiropractor and president emeritus of Parker University. He has been featured on Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Fox News, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Univision, Telemundo and others. He has been interviewed in various documentaries and has received honors including heroes for humanity, humanitarian of the year, CEO of the year, and induction into the wellness revolutionaries hall of fame.

Dr. Mancini is also a graduate of the prestigious institute for educational management in the graduate school of education at Harvard University. Most recently, the President of Mexico named the Library at UNEVE, Mexico’s new Leading University, after him.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 Risk Management (RM) credit


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