Chiropractic Available at 11 New Military Locations, Overseas

Beginning this fall, 11 additional military hospitals and clinics will provide access to chiropractic services for active-duty military members.

Included in the list of sites tentatively scheduled to open on Sept. 30, 2009, are military treatment facilities located in Germany and Okinawa, Japan—marking the first time in the history of the Department of Defense's Chiropractic Care Program that overseas active-duty military members will have access to chiropractic.

"Increasing the number of military men and women with access to the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic is an accomplishment we can all be proud of, especially with the long overdue expansion to overseas facilities," said ACA President Glenn D. Manceaux, DC. "Research has shown that the most common pain complaint among injured soldiers is low-back pain, and let there be no doubt, doctors of chiropractic are the ideal providers not only to treat back pain, but also to help our service members prevent injuries."

The 11 new locations join the 49 military clinics and hospitals currently providing chiropractic care. For a complete list, visit the TRICARE Web site at www.tricare.mil/ChiropracticCare.

DCs interested in applying for positions at any of the 11 sites should monitor the federal government's employment Web site, www.usajobs.gov. For more information, e-mail gr@acatoday.org.

Expansion sites include:

Air Force
1st Special Operations Medical Group
Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Navy
Naval Health Clinic
Quantico, Va.

Naval Branch Health Clinic
Groton, Conn.

Naval Hospital
Lemoore, Calif.

U.S. Naval Hospital
Okinawa, Japan

Army
Irwin Army Community Hospital
Fort Riley, Kan.

Lyster Army Health Clinic
Fort Rucker, Ala.

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
Fort Polk, La.

Bassett Army Community Hospital
Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Germany

Grafenwoehr Army Medical Clinic
Germany