Clinical Advisory Board
Dr. Tom DeVita
Dr. De Vita has been in practice and has been using the Activator Method for more than 30 years. He was named an Activator instructor in 1982, and serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for the organization. Dr. De Vita served for nine years on the Massachusetts Board of Chiropractic Registration and Examination, and held roles as secretary, vice chairman and chairman during his tenure. He is also a past board member and treasurer for the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, and vice chairman of the National Institute of Chiropractic Research. Dr. De Vita was a contributing editor to the Activator Method, Second Edition textbook published in 2008.
Dr. Rebecca Fischer
Dr. Fischer, a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College who completed her undergraduate work at Southwest Missouri State, has been practicing for more than a quarter century. A sports fan and athlete herself, her clinic emphasizes care for sports injuries, physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as family care, including nutrition and pediatrics. Dr. Fischer was named an Activator instructor in 1990, and has served on the Clinical Advisory Board for the organization since 2002. She played a significant role in the development of the Activator Method, Second Edition textbook as a contributing author and associate editor. Throughout her career, she has been active in professional and community organizations, holding numerous leadership positions.
Dr. Edward Galvin
Dr. Galvin graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988 and returned to his hometown of Oswego, New York to open his practice, Port City Chiropractic, P.C. Dr. Galvin’s practice emphasizes care for the entire family, as well as focusing on sports injuries, work and auto injuries. He has utilized the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique exclusively since 1989 and has been an Activator instructor since 1995. In July 2006, Dr. Galvin was appointed to serve on the Clinical Advisory Board for Activator Methods.
Dr. Barry Quam
A native of Kent, Wash., and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Dr. Quam received his DC and BS degrees from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has since completed three years of post-graduate work in chiropractic orthopedics. In practice for more than three decades, Dr. Quam has volunteered time to two different state associations, and served as a Medicare peer reviewer and as an examiner for the Washington Department of Labor and Industries. He has played an integral role with Activator Methods, as an instructor, member of the Clinical Advisory Board, and advisor to regional directors, city coordinators and associate clinical instructors. He also commits significant time to the Kent Kiwanis Club and is a distinguished past president of that organization.
Dr. Wayne Rhodes
A graduate of Life Chiropractic College, Dr. Rhodes has practiced in Tuscaloosa, Ala. since 1986 and founded the Wellness Center of Tuscaloosa. Prior to receiving his doctoral degree, he was a scholar athlete at the University of Alabama, where he played for the famed Paul “Bear” Bryant and was later drafted by the Chicago Bears. Spinal injuries cut his football career short, and also resulted in his introduction to chiropractic. He later returned to the University of Alabama to complete his master’s degree in exercise physiology and his PhD. He has used the Activator Method exclusively since 1992, and has served as an instructor for more than a decade.
Dr. Jan Roberts
Dr. Roberts received Bachelor’s degrees from Nasson College and Logan College, respectively, before completing his Doctor of Chiropractic at Logan in 1979. He has operated HealthQuest Chiropractic in Farmington, Maine since receiving his license to practice, and has served as a member of the Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure since 1997. Dr. Roberts is a veteran instructor with Activator Methods, having taught the technique at seminars in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia for nearly three decades. He has also served on the company’s Clinical Advisory Board since 1999.
Dr. Joseph Steinhouser
Dr. Steinhouser is a 1978 graduate of Pasadena College of Chiropractic, where he was on faculty teaching radiology, radiographic interpretation, x-ray physics, clinical courses and chiropractic philosophy. He was first introduced to the Activator Method while in college, and later assisted in developing curriculum materials for basic and advanced Activator technique courses. A clinical researcher who focuses on the Activator Method, Dr. Steinhouser has been published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Today, he is in private practice in Lake Elsinore, Calif., and serves as an instructor and Clinical Advisory Board member for Activator Methods.