2018 speakers

Dr Wayne Todd

Wayne Todd, DC, graduated from Melbourne’s RMIT University in 1988. Since then Dr Todd has completed numerous postgraduate courses – including the two-year Carrick Functional Neurology Program – and has mentored clinical placement students for more than 30 years. Today, he’s the clinical director of 21 practices. Coming to understand how demanding or stressful lifestyles can activate the brain’s “survival mechanisms” and keep it activated for extended periods of time, Dr Todd has developed a highly effective protocol to reduce symptoms caused by this stress. Dr Todd works on the physical, chemical and emotional sides of the health triangle, enlisting techniques that target specific areas of stressful “wind-up” in order to calm the whole system down and return it to a state of rest and repair. Called the Sympathetic Dominance Protocol, his bestselling book The SD Protocol describes how to simplify the complex interactions between the survival mechanisms of the brain and the physiological, chemical and emotional wellbeing of the patient. It presents linkages between seemingly random symptoms, providing simple tools to recovery. In 2004, he became a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.

Dr Brad Glowaki

Teaching the world how to live a healthier lifestyle and defining true health has been the mission of Brad Glowaki, DC – many know him as “Dr Glow” – for the past 20 years, providing his local community, including elite and professional athletes, with holistic care. He graduated from the University of Delaware and the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, then opened a private practice in Seal Beach, California. In 2005 he was voted to the National Register’s “Who’s Who?” list of top chiropractors nationwide, and in 2010 Dr Glowaki was named California’s Chiropractor of the Year. In 2012 he was at the London Olympics caring for his athletes on Team USA, the same year he was named Parker Seminar’s “Chiropractor of the Year”. Aside from his private practice, Dr Glowaki is a renowned international wellness speaker and educator. Of notable mention, he has shared the stage with top pioneers in healthcare, including Dr Bennet Omalu, the inspiration behind the hit movie Concussion. Dr Glowaki founded the Wellness Champions, a non-profit comprised of wellness experts throughout the world.

Dr Heidi Haavik

Heidi Haavik, DC, with a PhD in human neurophysiology, authored the book The Reality Check: A Quest to Understand Chiropractic from the Inside Out, describing in compelling what happens in the brain when a chiropractor adjusts dysfunctional segments in the spine – all based on cutting edge research performed over the past two decades. Dr Haavik uses her neurophysiology expertise to study the effects of adjusting subluxations on the function of the central nervous system. A graduate of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 1999, she was awarded her PhD by the University of Auckland in 2008. In addition to being the Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic (where she also runs the Centre for Chiropractic Research), Dr Haavik is adjunct professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and is a member of the World Federation of Chiropractic’s Research Council. Dr Haavik is on the editorial board of numerous journals including JMPT, and is a Review Editor in Movement Science and Sport Psychology for Frontiers in Psychology. Named the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association, both in 2007, Dr Haavik established Haavik Research Memberships for professionals wishing to understand the science of chiropractic – and then communicate this science to the public, patients and other health care providers.

Dr Martin Harvey

Martin Harvey, DC, is inspired by the vast potential chiropractic care has to transform the health of our communities. He is the immediate past president of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, is a much sought-after speaker, and leads a multi-doctor family practice in Melbourne. Dr Harvey is an expert in state of the art chiropractic communication strategies and in fact teaches chiropractors around the world how to better communicate chiropractic’s astounding value. Martin was awarded the 2012 Chiropractors Association of Australia (Victoria) “Chiropractor of the Year” and Parker Seminars’ 2010 “International Chiropractor of the Year”. Dr Harvey is an inaugural Member of the Australasian College of Chiropractors.

Dr George B. Curry

George B. Curry, DC, in active practice for more than 35 years, received his degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and is a postgraduate diplomate in Applied Chiropractic Science. A graduate of the inaugural class of the Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers (LCP), Dr Curry is a sought-after lecturer for numerous chiropractic organizations and colleges, and has been awarded numerous honors including Chiropractor of the Year (Connecticut Chiropractic Council) and the International Chiropractors Association. Dr Curry is currently the 18th president of the International Chiropractors Association and has participated in chiropractic mission work throughout the world including Poland, the Dominican Republic and India. Today he’s working to establish chiropractic in China. Dr Curry maintains a high-volume family practice in Windsor, Connecticut, USA. Two of he and his wife’s six children are practicing chiropractors and two more in chiropractic college. Dr Curry has dedicated his life to serving humanity by maximizing the expression of health and human performance through specific chiropractic care.

Dr Shawn Dill

Shawn Dill, DC, practiced in the country of Costa Rica, where along with establishing six upper cervical clinics, he also authored the law that regulates the practice of chiropractic in the country. Since returning to the United States, Dr Dill has become a noted authority in Upper Cervical Specific. He teaches around the world with the Art of the Specific, having taught many of today’s leaders in Upper Cervical Specific chiropractic. Dr Dill is the president of the Specific Chiropractic Centers, which now operates 17 Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific clinics. Many people know him for his work with The Black Diamond Club where he consults with service professionals helping them to leverage marketing, sales and mindset strategies to grow their business and serve more people. Dr Dill is a former member of the faculty at Life Chiropractic College West serving as the Director of the Institute for Advanced Care in Chiropractic. He is also the former Chair of the Council on Upper Cervical Care of the International Chiropractors Association. Currently Dr Dill serves on the Board of Governors of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations and serves on the Sherman College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees. He continues to be highly sought as a speaker, making numerous international appearances each year, and has been featured on international radio and television programs. Dr Dill’s impassioned messages of health, ethics and integrity-based practices motivate doctors and lay-people all around the world.

Dr Bettina Tornatora

Bettina Tornatora, DC, spends her life supporting others to live their ideal lives, whether as a chiropractor, coach, speaker, author or mother. A graduate of Melbourne’s RMIT University, she’s the current chair of the Chiropractors Association Australia Women in Chiropractic committee, and was recognised by CAA National as 2017 Chiropractor of the Year. Dr TornaTora loves communicating health and well-being messages… and the ripple effect of doing that in outstanding ways. She and her husband Jim have a practice in Melbourne, and in recent years Dr Tornatora has spoken in many different capacities: At professional seminars, in her practice running internal workshops, and in the practices of others. She has success in several facilitation roles on the area of growth and empowerment – and now runs full day seminars on personal growth for parents and educators. As a result of her thirst for knowledge, in 2017 she completed a year-long advanced leadership course for women and strives to share this knowledge with others.

Dr Angela Todd

Angela Todd, DC, attained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic) and then a post-graduate diploma (Chiropractic Paediatrics) from Melbourne’s RMIT University. Most recently she studied for six years in biomedical sciences, including three of four years of her PhD through Melbourne’s Monash University and its Department of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. Her PhD treatise was on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for infants and children, and she’s been published in JMPT on a variety of paediatric topics: “Adverse events from chiropractic and other manual therapies for infants and children”; “The forces applied of commonly used chiropractic paediatric techniques and how this influences technique selection”; and a survey study comparing student preparedness for practice with children after a one-week clinic rotation in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Dr Angela has also collaborated with Doctors Heidi Haavik and Kelly Holt to study “The effect of a single intervention chiropractic treatment on mental rotation ability in 5-12 year olds, using a standard parallel RCT”.

Dr Dane Donohue

Dane Donohue, DC, is CEO of the fastest growing wellness centre in the United States. A recognized leader in the Wellness Movement, Dr Dane will discuss how 8 Weeks to Wellness™ has changed the lives of thousands around the world, with a vision to unite the chiropractic community around a clinical system and operational model that is specific, reproducible and financially rewarding. An honors graduate of Texas Chiropractic College, he’s the founder (1994) and CEO of Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Wellness Centre and Wellness Solution Centers. Career highlights include 2008 Masters Circle Chiropractor of the Year; founder 8 Weeks to Wellness; co-founder of The Wellness Score; and author of Fat, Fatigued and Fed Up: How Metabolic Syndrome is Destroying your Life. Dr Donohue is a renowned international speaker including, among dozens of engagements, seminars for the Connecticut Chiropractic Council, Canadian Chiropractic Association, United Chiropractic Association (UK), New York Chiropractic Council, as well as being featured speaker at Chirofest.

Dr Greg Venning
In demand as a chiropractor, hard-hitting speaker and coach, Greg Venning, DC, has helped people of all ages improve their levels of well-being and lead richer lives. His own health challenges led him to travel and study internationally to find solutions for himself and the people he serves. Building on his University of Johannesburg masters degree in chiropractic, Dr Venning is a Certified Wellness Professional, an Advanced Biostructural Correction™ and founder of Peak Chiropractic. Recipient of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa's Excellence Award, Dr Venning is unlike other doctor; he wants to create health, not treat disease. He runs a family wellness practice in Cape Town where his team serves people of all ages, from babies and children to full time mums, office athletes and elite sportsmen. As a speaker and coach he has worked with national sports teams and some of South Africa’s biggest companies. Dr Venning is author of Thrive! Only for those who want to be healthy.

Dr Kristina Stitcher
Kristina Stitcher, DC, is a sought-after practicing chiropractor, international speaker and coach. Her practice, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, specializes in subluxation-based family wellness care. Dr Stitcher’s coaching program – Practice Evolution – is committed to raising the bar of certainty and clinical excellence within the profession. Dr Stitcher is a home birth advocate, a passionate mother, and a mentor and leader in chiropractic.

Dr Monica Henshaw
Monica Handa-Henshaw, DC, graduating with distinction from England’s AECC University College in 1993, then practicing for a decade, she totally redirected the vision of her practice and re-modeled it into a world-class clinic based on the structural correction techniques of CBP (chiropractic biophysics). In 2014, she was awarded advanced status in CBP techniques and was, at that time, the only chiropractor in Europe with that level of status in the technique. A passionate chiropractor and leader in the profession, Dr Henshaw helps coach other chiropractors wishing to integrate CBP into their practices.

Dr Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly, DC, a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of New York Chiropractic College, immediately upon graduation opened a private practice in a tiny office. Inside of 10 years Dr Kelly had built an 8,000 square foot chiropractic wellness centre where he and three associates continue to run a high volume family wellness practice. Dr Kelly is certified in paediatrics from the ICPA and is also a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner. With more than 24 years in clinical practice, Dr Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge on how to run a procedurally driven practice that can provide ultimate freedom for doctors through a multi-associate model, a template D. Kelly has used to open multiple practices with new graduates. He’s a noted speaker both locally and nationally on wellness-related topics as well as practice building techniques that are congruent with a family based practice. Dr Kelly’s passion is to help chiropractors thrive in practice.