ICA NEWS RELEASE
Arminta Phelps, DC, CCWP
Receives Certification Credentials From
ICA Wellness Lifestyle Science Council
Doctor Arminta Phelps, of Columbia, MO, earned the prestigious status of Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner (C.C.W.P.), one of a select group of doctors of chiropractic to successfully complete this comprehensive postgraduate educational program. Dr. Phelps was awarded the C.C.W.P. status by the International Chiropractors Association’s Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science on January 26, 2018, having successfully passed a comprehensive final examination following completion of the program’s course work and other requirements.
The wellness certification program offers an extensive post-graduate curriculum of pertinent wellness lifestyle science and clinical research, patient care approaches and methods to maximize the clinical effectiveness of chiropractic care in the wellness paradigm. The program includes evidence-based information in nutrition and natural health, wellness-directed physical fitness and spinal hygiene, and state of mind and emotional health, as well as effective insights for generating and supporting wellness lifestyle changes. Doctors also learn advanced approaches to patient wellness assessment, clinical case management strategies for optimal wellness, and recent research findings on clinically relevant lifestyle choices.
“The C.C.W.P. Certification gives practitioners practical research and science-based data in a growing field that is increasingly relevant because it addresses important health issues in a context where chiropractors already do excel,” says ICA President, George B. Curry, D.C., “Those who complete the curriculum build an intensified understanding of the founding philosophic and scientific principles of chiropractic. They are also uniquely equipped to fill an important lifestyle and public health gap in their communities by becoming a sound, authoritative source of evidence-based wellness lifestyle choices and living strategies.”
The multi-faceted C.C.W.P. seminar program is offered at multiple locations credentialed through the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and its Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science (visit www.chiropractic.org for program calendar and certification details). The ICA works in partnership with acclaimed chiropractic institutions like Life Chiropractic College West and Cleveland College of Chiropractic – KC, to present the teaching program in conjunction with faculty members including program developer James L. Chestnut, B.Ed., MSc., D.C., C.C.W.P., and Richard A. Baxter, B.Eng., D.C., C.C.W.P., both highly acclaimed for their grasp of the subject matter and understanding of its clinical applications and relevance.
“This Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner credential recognizes Dr. Phelps’s accomplishments in successfully completing the demanding course work and examination process for this special credential designation,” notes Dr. James Chestnut, who developed the certification program curriculum. “The integral connection between wellness science and the natural and powerful contribution chiropractic care can make to the life and health of every patient are powerful mechanisms for the enhancement of the quality of life for all individuals.”
Arminta Phelps, D.C., C.C.W.P., is a 2008 graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Phelps, an active member of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and the Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science, currently practices at Achieve Balance Chiropractic, 1000 W. Nifong Building 8, Suite 100, in Columbia, Missouri.